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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Maurie" Maurice Leslie PERRY

Born 19 May 1933 [84]
Son of Thomas Henry PERRY and Ruby ANDREW [84]
Initially resided with his parents on Francis Bros's East End Farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah [P19]
Baptised by Methodist Home Missioner Rev. Alfred C. CANNING of Three Springs on 15 September 1939 [84]
Student at the Billeroo State School in Billeroo, East Winchester [183] [278]
After his father made a track through scrub on CARMICHAEL's farm he had ten miles to travel to get to school [P20]
Later resided with his parents at 45 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite [P19]
Resided with his parents in a house on HOLLINGSWORTH's farm and then on their own Karkarilla Farm on the Bunjil Road [P19]
Began farming with his father in Carnamah at the age of fourteen [64]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1950 [118]
Helped run the Nondenominational Sunday School in Carnamah in 1953 [4: 17-Oct-1953]
In 1956 became the owner of his parents' Rocchi's Farm in Carnamah [3]
Farmer of Rocchi's Farm in Carnamah 1956- [3]
The farm was the 1,674 acre Lot M1216, a portion of Victoria Locations 1935, 1937 and 1938 [3]
Obtained the telephone in 1956 - was telephone number Carnamah-11K until 1961 and then number Carnamah East 211 [60]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association 1965-1972 [P80]
Member of the Carnamah Football, Cricket and Men's Hockey Club [P80]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club - served as Captain and Vice Captain [45] [P80]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - was Captain 1967-1970 and President 1977-1979 [7: page 220] [45]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
In 1976 extended his farm by 1,120 acres with the purchase of Ronald H. WATERS' Koolabba Farm [P46]
Singles Champion of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84 and 1984-85 [7: page 220]
Doubles Champion with son Neil of the Carnamah Tennis Club from the 1980-81 season until at least the 1986-87 season [7: page 221]
Helped run the Carnamah Tennis Club's Junior Tennis [7: page 219]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of the Carnamah Fire Brigade [P80]
His postal address was P.O. Box 62 at the Carnamah Post Office [183]
Member, Patron and later Life Member of the Carnamah Golf Club [45]
Attended the Billeroo State School reunion held at the R.S.L. Hall in Grand Promenade, Bedford on 3 June 1990 [183]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Ocean Reef [45]
Husband of Val [45]
Father of Neil and Deidre [45]
Died 9 September 2003; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah [45]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Leslie Perry' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from [reference list]

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