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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Norman OTTE

Born 27 December 1912 in Bute, South Australia [16]
Son of August OTTE and Harriett Alice WALSH [55]
He was one of ten children and grew up on a farm seven miles north of Bute in South Australia [P90]
Along with his brother Wilbur shifted to Carnamah, Western Australia in 1929 to join their brother Fred [P90]
The three of them contract cleared by axe 100 acres of heavy virgin bush in Carnamah [P90]
Farmhand for John BOWMAN on The Home Farm in Carnamah from 1930 [P90] to 1935 [19]
While working for John BOWMAN resided in a workman's humpy on a part of his farm known as "the camp" [P9]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934, 24-Aug-1934]
After a holiday in South Australia he arrived back in Western Australia on the steamship Manoora on 3 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Farmhand for DAWSON Bros in Morawa in 1936 [50]
Labourer in Mullewa in 1938 [19]
Resided in Mount Barker prior to enlisting fro service in the Australian Army on 30 July 1941 [16]
Private W21919 in the Australian Army's 10 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
During the war he was stationed at Rottnest Island; discharged from the Australian Army on 26 August 1944 [16]
Farmhand for "Bill" Charles William DRING on Lindum Farm in Bunjil 1947-1965 [19]
Farmhand in Koolanooka in 1967 and 1968 [19]
Later resided in Wiluna [2]
Died 25 July 1969; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, IA, 587) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Otte' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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