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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Noel Francis BROUN

Born 13 April 1935 in Carlisle, Western Australia [39: 15-Apr-1935]
Son of "Clem" McBryde Clement BROUN and Mary Agnes O'DWYER [39: 15-Apr-1935]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Coorow [19]
Student at the Coorow State School in Coorow [5: 4-Oct-1946] and later as a boarding student at a boys school in Geraldton [P-JB]
Awarded 2nd prize for Standard V Handwriting in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
He was one of the outstanding competitors at the Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on 26 September 1946 [5: 4-Oct-1946]
     For 12 Years & Under he came 1st in High Jump with four feet and Pole Vaulting with six feet and six inches [5]
     He and Ron ADAMS came 2nd in the Three Legged Race for Boys 12 Years & Under [5]
Won 1st for Potato Cut Drawing for Standards V & Over at the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
In his final year at the Coorow State School in 1947 he won a scholarship [5: 31-Dec-1947]
Member of the Coorow Sunday School in 1947 [5: 31-Dec-1947]
He presented a gift to Shirley JOHNS at the Coorow Sunday School Anniversary in December 1947 [5: 31-Dec-1947]
Granted exemption from National Service as a conscientious objector in February 1954 [39: 26-Feb-1954]
Farmer with his father of Carranya Farm in Coorow [19] and later the farmer of his own Western Plains Farm in Coorow [P-JB]
Married (1) Erica Roselyn GRANT in Perth in 1959 [66]
For eight years he the pastoralist of Coodignow Station in Paynes Find while also still farming Western Plains in Coorow [P-JB]
Played the harmonica and banjo with the BUSSENSCHUTT family at square dances in Three Springs [P-JB]
Farmer of Sunvalley Farm in Carnamah 2013-2015 [P-JB]
Wrote the songs Western Wattles sung by Maureen WOODS and Ballad of the Fiat sung by Norma O'Hara MURPHY [P-JB]
Married (2) his partner of 20 years "Jenny" Jennifer HEALY in 2014 on Sunvalley Farm in Carnamah [P-JB]
Father by his first wife of Caroline, Robin, Linda, Kathy and Clinton [P-JB]
Died September 2015 [P-JB]

From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 15 April 1935:
Births. "BROUN (nee Mary O'Dwyer). – On April 13, at Nurse Cowling’s Private Hospital, Carlisle, to Mr and Mrs C. M. Broun, of Coorow – a son (Noel Francis). No visitors till April 18."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Noel Francis Broun' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2024 from [reference list]

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