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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Lloyd Deidrich BOTHE

Born 10 May 1926 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [39: 13-May-1926]
Son of Baxter Deidrich BOTHE and Blanche Amelia BROAD [14]
Resided with his parents on Inglewood Farm in Coorow [19]
He attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow in July 1933 dressed as a "Chauffeur" [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won a 1st prize for Writing and a 2nd for Handwork at the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Received a 2nd prize for Writing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as a "Rajah" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Also attended as a "Rajah" the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Won 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the surprise 75th birthday for his grandfather Heinrich W. BOTHE in Coorow on Tuesday 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Progress Association's Annual Children’s Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
     He and his cousin Ronald H. BOTHE won the Boys Siamese Race [5]
     Individually, he came 3rd in the Boys to 12 Years Running Race and also in the Boys Over 9 Years Egg & Spoon Race [5]
Member of Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1944-45 [5: 4-May-1945]
Member of Winchester Tennis Club in 1945-46 [5: 12-Apr-1946]
Social Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society in 1945 [5: 20-Apr-1945]
Member of Coorow Football Club in 1946 and 1948 [5: 31-May-1946, 15-Jul-1948]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1948 [13]
Farmer of Hill Crest Farm in Coorow [19]
     In December 1948 he purchased the 1,305 acre Sandringham Farm in Coorow from George HUTCHCRAFT [3]
     The farm's 1,305 acres consisted of Lots M965, M1233 and M1457 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     Lot M965 was originally a Ready-Made Farm block and had first been taken up by Carl G. B. JENSEN in 1913 [27]
     In the 1954-55 financial year he, his brother and their mother purchased Hill Crest Farm from Gilbert J. UNDERWOOD [3]
     Hill Crest's 2,800 acres comprised Lots M964, M966, M967, M1234, M1237, M1238, M1440 and M1650 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     Lots M964, M966 and M967 had also originally been Ready-Made Farm blocks developed by the Midland Railway Company [27]
Entered in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on 12 September 1946 [5]
     He won the Lady's Hack and received 2nd prizes for Lady's Hunter and Musical Chairs [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Competed in the Horses in Action and Horse Events at the 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1946 [5]
     He won the Lady's Hack, Gentleman's Hack and Lady's Hunter ridden over hurdles [5]
     Came in at 2nd place in the Gentleman's Hunter ridden over hurdles and Musical Chairs [5: 11-Oct-1946]
He won the men's section at the Winchester Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held on 13 January 1946 [5: 18-Jan-1946]
Member of Coorow Tennis Club from 1946-1947 to 1948-49 [5: 13-Dec-1946, 12-Dec-1947, 24-Mar-1949]
Came 3rd in the Gent's Hack in the Horse Events at the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
A week later he competed in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 11 September 1947 [5: 19-Sep-1947]
     Won the Gentleman's Hack (max 11 stone) and came 2nd in the Maiden Hunter and Open Hunter (judged on hunting qualities) [5]
Along with Jack BATTERSBY and Bronte WALDECK he toured the south west of WA on a motorbike in February 1948 [5: 13-Feb-1948]
Took part in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on 11 September 1948 [5]
    Came 1st in Gent's Hack (minimum 12 stone) and 2nd in both Maiden Hunter and Local Hunter [5: 16-Sep-1948]
Entered in the Ring Events at the 11th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     Won the Gent's Hunter ridden over hurdles, came 2nd in both the Open Trot and Musical Chairs and 3rd for Pair of Hunters [5]
Member of Coorow Rifle Club in 1949 [5: 16-Jun-1949]
    He won Captain's Trophy for the highest score with a handicap over 500 and 600 yards on 25 and 26 June 1949 [5: 30-Jun-1949]
    Over the same two days he also had the best score off the rifle with a total of 70 (31, 4.8, 32 and 6) [5: 30-Jun-1949]
    Scored 67.6 (32, 28, 7.6) at the Official Opening of the new Coorow Rifle Range on 6 August 1949 [5: 18-Aug-1949]   
Competed in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on 10 September 1949 [5: 15-Sep-1949]
     Won 1st prizes for Maiden Hunter and Musical Chairs and came 2nd in Local Hunter owned in the Carnamah Road Board district [5]
Came 2nd in Gent's Hunter in the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on 24 September 1949 [5: 6-Oct-1949]
Married June KNIGHT in Perth in 1953 [66]
     He and his wife resided on Lot M965 of the farm, which bounds onto the Coorow-Latham Road [19]
Served on the Coorow Shire Council representing the Waddi Ward from 1977 to 1995 [284]
Member of the Winchester Cemetery Management and Advisory Committee - was Chairman 1983-1988 [254]
Father of Mark, Peter, Christopher and Gregory [45]

From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 13 May 1926:
Births. "BOTHE. – On May 10, at Nurse Thornton’s Shiloh, Nicholson Road, to Mr and Mrs Baxter Bothe, of Coorow – a son (Lloyd Deidrich). Both well."

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 23 May 1947:
Birthday Party – Lloyd Bothe Attains Majority
"On Saturday, May 10th last, at the invitation of Mr and Mrs Baxter Bothe of 'Inglewood', Coorow, about 70 guests assembled in the Coorow Hall to take part in a celebrations of the Coming of Age of their younger son, Lloyd Dietrich. The Hall was tastefully decorated with streamers and evergreens. High Tea was commenced ... and the guests sat down to tables loaded with good things. At the conclusion of the Tea the Chairman, Mr Norman Hyde, proposed the Loyal Toast. Mr Hyde then called upon Mr John Read to propose the health of the Guest of Honour. This toast was honoured to the singing of 'For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow' and 'Twenty One Today'. At this stage Mr Bothe presented his son with the traditional 'Key of the Door', and in a well chosen and humorous speech, expressed his pleasure at handing over this symbol of freedom and responsibility to one who had always inspired his complete trust and confidence. Lloyd, amid applause, arose to make his reply, in the course of which he thanked his parents for giving the party for him and those present for their gifts, and the honour that he felt at the presence of so many of his friends. Mr Tim Melvin proposed the toast to Our Host and Hostess, to which Mr Bothe suitably responded. In proposing the toast of Absent Friends, Mr Ken Jones read telegrams received from many well wishers. The toast 'Our Caterers' was proposed by the Host of the evening. Mr Bothe said that he could not let the occasion pass without paying tribute to the high quality of the various dishes and confectionery, and the extremely able and efficient manner in which the work had been carried out. Mrs Wells suitably responded. Mr C. C. Bothe proposed the toast to Our Chairman to which Mr Hyde responded. The remainder of the evening was spent in games and dancing. Winners of the novelty prizes were:- Silhouettes: Misses V. Millard, M. Millard and V. White;     Racing Game: Graham Hyde; Honeymoon Game: Miss M. McGilp and Mr Laurie Chappel; Monte Carlo: Miss April Croft and partner; Statue Walk: Miss Isa Wallace and Mr Laurie Chappel. At supper time Mrs Dick Bothe accompanied by Mrs Ken Jones obliged with a song.
The following helped with the music: Mrs Dick Bothe and Miss Elaine Melvin (piano), Miss Madge Millard (piano accordion), Mr Bronte Waldeck (saxophone) and Mr John Read (drums). The guests left for home in the wee sma' hours. It was a party to be remembered."

From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 21 April 1953:
"KNIGHT – BOTHE: Mr ad Mrs E. Knight, of 2 George Street, South Perth, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter June to Lloyd, younger son of Mrs B. Bothe and the late Mr Baxter Bothe, of Coorow."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lloyd Deidrich Bothe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from [reference list]

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