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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Percy Carlyle NEVILLE

Born 1893 in Queensland, Australia [241]
Son of Thomas NEVILLE and Mary Elizabeth WILDING [241]
Farmer of Carlisle Park Farm in Yandanooka, Western Australia [4: 7-Apr-1928]
His farm was Lot 105 of the Yandanooka Estate [61]
Member of the Yandanooka Hall Building Committee in 1922 [86: 21-Nov-1922]
Foundation Member of the Yandanooka Tennis Club - was its first Chairman in 1923 [9: 24-Aug-1923]
Chairman of the Gala Day held in Yandanooka on 9 September 1930 [9: 17-Sep-1926]
     The Gala Day was similar to an agricultural show, was attended by over 400 people and raised almost £100 for a local hall [9]
Married Melva Gladys Lila IRLAM in 1928 at Saint Andrew's Church in Perth [4: 7-Apr-1928] [66]
Member of the Yandanooka Farmers' Association - was President in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Member of the Yandanooka branch of the Primary Producers' Association - was President in 1929 and 1930 [39: 5-May-1930] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Member of the Yandanooka Cricket Club from 1929-30 to 1936-37 [4: 19-Oct-1929] [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Member of the Mingenew Football Club - was Vice President in 1930 [39: 3-Apr-1930]
Member of the Mingenew-Yandanooka Cricket Club in 1931-32 [4: 12-Dec-1931]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Maylands [2]
Died 19 September 1979; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 26 December 1929:
Country Towns and Districts - Three Springs and Mingenew - Cereal and Pastoral Wealth - People and Properties
"Mr P. C. Neville has the distinction of possessing the highest individual average of the Yandanooka team that won the challenge shield for the district wheat yield competition last season. His average was 31.28 bushels. Mr Neville settled in Yandanooka in 1922, previously being in Bruce Rock. A native of Queensland, he served in Egypt during the war as a machine gunner. There are 746 acres in his block, and his 480 acres of wheat, he hoped, would average eight bags. Mr Neville also cropped 600 acres on shares, and this, it was expected, would give a five-bag average. The block carried around 300 ewes all the year round, besides the labs, during the season. Mr Neville complains that many of the settlers' blocks are too small, the result being a restriction of fallowing and recourse to share farming. He is the president of the Yandanooka Farmers' Association, and the branch of the Primary Producers' Association."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Percy Carlyle Neville' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 November 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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