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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Clem" / "CM" McBryde Clement BROUN

Born 15 January 1907 in Pingelly, Western Australia [16]
He was a great grandson of Peter N. BROUN who was the first Colonial Secretary of the Swan River Colony [79: 23-Aug-1973, page 16]
On 14 July 1926 purchased 1,241 acres of virgin land in Coorow for 8/- per acre from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1,241 acres was Lot M1651 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £496/8/6, which he paid for by instalments over 16 years [27]
Farmer in Coorow 1926-1950 [19] [27]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1927 [10: 19-May-1927]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club from 1928-29 to 1930-31 [4: 19-Oct-1928, 26-Jan-1929, 13-Nov-1930]
Married (1) Mary Agnes O'DWYER in Perth in 1933 [66]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 16-Nov-1934]
Commenced hay-cutting on Friday 6 August 1935 and was the first in the district to start hay-cutting for the 1935 season [5: 16-Aug-1935]
The hay-cutting took place in a brilliant oat crop, which stood as high as five feet, from which he got 1½ to 2 tons of hay per acre [5]
In September 1935 sold 86 lambs (33 at 17/7, 48 at 15/7 and 5 at 12/10 per head) and three ewes at 26/- per head [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Three weeks later in October 1935 sold another 26 suckers at 15/1 per head, 1 lamb for 8/-, and 12 ewes at 7/10 per head [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sold 36 ewes through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 15 January 1936 - 22 at 9/7 per head and 14 at 11/1 per head [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 [150]
Sold 31 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market in October 1936 - 13 at 9/7 and 18 at 8/4 per head [5: 23-Oct-1936]
In 1936 he harvested the newsworthy amount of 200 bags of Comeback premium wheat from 40 acres of sandplain country [5]
The wheat was sold to the Great Southern Flour Mills for 5/7½d. per bushel and returned a profit of £4/4/- an acre [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Sold 39 lambs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 8 September 1937 - 28 at 19/10 and 11 at 19/1 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Private W72117 in Coorow's Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
During the 1940s extended his farmland with the purchase of the 1,500 acre Lot M1625 from Alaric Clinton BROUN [3]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy branch of the Primary Producers' Association of Western Australia in 1946 [5: 18-Apr-1946]
Inaugural Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers’ Union of Western Australia in 1946 [5: 20-Dec-1946]
Exhibited in the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held in Coorow on 4 September 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Won 2nd prize for Border Leicester Ram in the Farmers' Classes and 1st prize for Collection of Fodder Plants [5]
He gave evidence at Wheat Cost Enquiry held in Carnamah before Mr Justice SIMPSON on 16 October 1947 [5: 17-Oct -1947]
Member of Coorow Tennis Club in 1947-48 [5: 28-Mar-1947]
Advertised a Heinrich Weber piano for sale at £60 in The North Midland Times newspaper on 13 January 1949 [5: 13-Jan-1949]
Left Coorow and resided on Orrong Road in the Perth suburb of Carlisle before shifting back to Coorow [3]
Farmer of Springfield Farm in Coorow in 1967 and 1968, and of Arbordene Farm in Coorow 1970-1980 [19]
Later resided at 31 Station Street in the Coorow townsite [1]
Husband of (2) Doris [14]
Father of Noel, Ivan, Julie and Graham [14]
Passed away at the age of 82 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Died 17 April 1989; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row U, Plot 7) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'McBryde Clement Broun' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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