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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Percy" Percival TEEDE

Born 1882 in Bunbury, Western Australia [15]
Son of Frederick James TEEDE and Mary CRAMPTON [15]
His paternal grandparents had departed England on the Diadem and arrived in Leschenault, Western Australia on 10 April 1842 [15] [69]
Resided with his parents in Bunbury, where his father worked as a Carrier [6]
In his younger days he was a Champion Runner, having competed and won numerous races [5: 1-Sep-1933]
     He was said to have won 63 Sheffield Handicaps all over Western Australia "from the Goldfields to the Timber Country" [5]
     Amazingly he held the distinction of winning three Sheffield Handicaps at three different towns on the one day [5]
     He won the Bunbury Meeting then won at Waterloo (near Bunbury) before winning again that day at a night meeting in Collie [5]
     When running at his peak in Kalgoorlie he came second twice to Australian and World champion Arthur B. POSTLE [7: page 184]
Operator in Broad Arrow in 1903 [6]
Postal Assistant / Postal Clerk in Lennonville 1903-1906, in Narrogin in 1906 and in Pingelly 1908-1912 [6] [50]
Married Mary Martha BAILEY in 1909 [15]
Postmaster in Wickepin 1913-1915, Postmaster in Wiluna 1916-1918, and Postmaster in Yarloop in 1919 [6]
Postmaster in Goomalling 1920, and then a Postmaster and Postal Training Officer in Hay Street, Perth 1921-1929 [6]
In 1925 himself and his wife were living at 1282 Hay Street in West Perth [50]
Postmaster in Carnamah 1930-1936 [5] [6]
     Initially ran the Carnamah Post Office form stone premises at 23 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [7: page 182]
     Following its official opening on 30 June 1932 ran the Post Office from its new premises at 12 Macpherson Street [7: page 183]
     After the official opening of the new Post Office the first letter was sent to local Road Board chairman Richard ROBERTSON [7]
     Also transmitted the new Post Office's first telegraph to Albert E. GREEN, M.H.R. on 30 June 1932 [7: page 183]
     Rendered a valuable service to people outback portions of the district by making mail available on Saturday evening [5: 15-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 10-May-1930]
     Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1930-1936 - was Vice President 1930-1933 [4: 16-Aug-1930] [5: 5-May-1933, 17-May-1935, 8-May-1936]
     Winner of George F. BROWN's Trophy through competitions of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the welcome to Rev. Albert W. and Mrs Murial A. CURTIS at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 8 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Vice President  in 1931-32 and Member in 1934-35 of the Carnamah Cricket Club [4: 13-Feb-1932] [5: 22-Mar-1935]
His daughter visited him in Carnamah in October 1932, and returned to Perth on Monday 17 October 1932  [5: 14-Oct-1932, 21-Oct-1932
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
Played for the Benedicts in a 'Benedicts verses Bachelors' cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 18 December 1932 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
On 9 February 1933 attended the meeting in Carnamah at which Federal Member A. E. GREEN, M.H.R. was entertained [5: 17-Feb-1933]
Competitor in John KENNY's Billiard Tournaments conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933, 14-Jul-1933]
On 17 July 1933 attended the American Gift Evening held in Carnamah in aid of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
One of the Costume Judges at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 23 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1933-34 season [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1934 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
In mid February 1935 it was reported he was suffering from a poisoned finger, and had been for some time [5: 15-Feb-1935]
After three weeks annual leave he resumed his duties at the Carnamah Post Office on Thursday 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Winner of euchre at the Parkinson Tennis Club's Presentation and Card Evening in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's 5th Concert and the Supper & Social that followed on Thursday 25 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Won the hidden number prize at the Carnamah Anglican Church's Bridge Evening held on Thursday 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for "Carnamah Reds" in 1935-36 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
In mid January 1936 he received notice of his transfer from Carnamah to the Brisbane Street Post Office in Perth [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
He was among those from the North Midlands districts who visited Perth during the Easter holidays in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Presented with an engraved silver cigarette case from Carnamah Golf Club at golf in Carnamah on Sunday 10 May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
He was tendered a Valedictory Dance to bid him farewell at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday evening 12 May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
     Prior to the adjournment for supper he was presented with a small token of esteem from the residents of the Carnamah district [5]
     Following the crowd's singing of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" he spoke in thanks of the speeches and presentation [5]
     During the evening a welcome was extended to R. Arthur LINDSAY, who had been transferred to fill his position in Carnamah [5]
Left Carnamah by the mail train at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday 13 May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
After taking his annual leave he commenced duties at the Brisbane Street Post Office in Perth [5: 8-May-1936]
In 1936 he was living with his wife and children at 61 Thomas Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 14 May 1948; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, YC, 599) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Percival Teede' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/percival-teede [sources]




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