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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Peter VANDELEUR

Born 13 June 1898 in Saddleworth, South Australia [55]
Son of John VANDELEUR and Mary BARBS [55]
Married Annie Marie LYNCH on 4 February 1928 at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Farmer in Three Springs, Western Australia 1928-1946 [19]
Donated ale and wine for the patients of the Three Springs Hospital for Christmas in 1929 and the New Year of 1929-30 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1931 [4: 1-Aug-1931]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Won 1st prize for Green Wheat for Grain at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Inaugural Member and West Lieutenant of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on J. K. HEBITON's farm in TS on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Advertised in The North Midland Times newspaper in February 1937 that he had first grade salt for sale at 35/- per ton [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Wrote to the Three Springs Road Board in 1937 requesting the road on the south boundary of Lots M730 and M731 be cleared [5]
     Requested the Board inspect the road as a large portion of it had been ploughed up and there were four fences across the road [5]
     The four fences in just over a mile resulted in the necessity to stop eight times when travelling the road to Three Springs [5]
     The Road Board obviously wasn't very concerned as they resolved to "not take any action in the matter" [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Farmed in Three Springs until 1946 [6], and by 1948 was farming in Morawa [19]
Father of Suzanne, Eleanor, Gerald, Michael and Peta [P40]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Peter Vandeleur' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/peter-vandeleur [sources]




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