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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Norman James SHUTE

Born 4 April 1911 in Bellevue, Western Australia [16]
Left school at a young age to assist his mother after his father had left Western Australia and returned to the Eastern States [P124]
During the depression he ventured as far north as Mingenew in search of work, eventually securing a job in Three Springs [P124]
Farmhand for Mrs Sara T. MALEY on Parakalia Farm in Three Springs [P124]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 2 March 1941[16]
Married Ethel Mary MALEY, adoptive daughter of his employer, in Fremantle on 22 November 1941 [P124]
Private W20250 in the Australian Army's Force Headquarters in the Northern Territory during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 12 December 1945 [16]
Returned to Three Springs and secured employment on the Midland Railway Company's local repair gang [P124]
In 1952 left Three Springs with his wife and children and shifted to Donnybrook[P124]
Assisted Joseph W. BROWN, a former employee at Parakalia, run his dairy farm in Donnybrook 1952-1956 [P124]
Resided in Moora for part of 1956, during which time he worked for KEAMY Bros and then for the Main Roads Board [P124]
They shifted back to Three Springs in 1957, and resided at 51 Williamson Street, Three Springs [P124]
Annually he looked after the local Dominican Convent school's garden over the summer holidays [P124]
He taught two of the sisters of the local Dominican Convent how to drive [P124]
Resided at 51 Williamson Street in Three Springs until his death in 1979 [24]
Father of Mary, Tessa, Margaret, Carmel, Bryan, Robert and Kathleen [P124]
Died 14 August 1979 at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth; buried Three Springs General Cemetery (Roman Catholic, Plot 129) [20]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman James Shute' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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