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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Norman Leslie SKEWES

Born 17 September 1883 in Port Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Son of Thomas SKEWES and Elizabeth Ann MILLER [55]
In 1906 he was working as an Operator and living at 401 Newcastle Street in West Perth [50]
Married Mabel ULLATHORNE on 20 June 1912 [P373]
Farmer & Orchardist of Kenwyn in Armadale 1913-1925 [6] [50]
Traveller based in Doodlakine 1927-1929 [6]
Arrived in Three Springs in May 1929 to take over the management of the local Co-op from James K. HEBITON [4: 18-May-1929]
Manager of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company in Three Springs 1929-1932 [4: 27-Jul-1929] [19]
Inaugural Board Member of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Represented the co-op at the funeral of Coorow farmer Charles A. NOLAN at the Three Springs on 1 July 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Armistice Day ceremony held at the Three Springs State School on Monday 11 November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
Secretary of the Three Springs branch of the Primary Producers Association upon its reformation in 1930 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Travelled to Perth in December 1930 to attend the conference of Wheat Growers [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Manager in Broomehill in 1936 [50]
Father of Marjory, Kathleen Norma, Joyce Rita and David Thomas [P373]
Died 30 August 1956 [P373]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Leslie Skewes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/norman-leslie-skewes [sources]




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