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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Reg" Reginald Lionel BOLLAND

Born 1908 in Woolston, Hampshire, England [20] [21]
Son of Lionel William BOLLAND [55] and Mary Ann Henrietta HARRISON [21]
He was living with his mother, elder sisters Stella and Connie and younger brother Guy in Bitterne, Hampshire, England in 1901 [20]
His father was a Master Mariner [393] in the Merchant Navy [400] and died at sea on 1 July 1922 [378]
In 1925 he was working as a Farmhand and living at 13 Howard Road in Southampton, Hampshire, England [203]
Departed London, England at the age of 17 on the steamship Ballarat on 6 August 1925 bound for Adelaide, South Australia [203]
He remained in Australia for six years but then returned to England a year before returning to Australia [203] [204]
     Departed Adelaide, South Australia on the steamship Mongolia and arrived in London, England on 13 November 1931 [204]
     Resided at Kirby on Beach Road in Haselmere, Surrey and later on Hunter Road in Bitterne, Hampshire, England [203] [204]
     Departed Southampton, England on the Hobsons Bay on 23 November 1932 bound for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [203]
Resided in the Eastern States of Australia until shifting to Carnamah, Western Australia in September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Arrived in Carnamah in September 1933 to run the Sunshine machinery agency in Carnamah for Oswald S. SOWERBY [5]
     The Sunshine machinery agency was a portion of the agency of H. V. McKay-Massey Harris Ltd [5: 26-Jan-1934]
     Managed Oswald S. SOWERBY's Sunshine machinery agency at 1 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1933-1936 [5] [6] [19] [P7]
     The premises of the business were a small building where they kept spare machinery parts and sold machinery [P7]
     He also resided at 1 Macpherson Street, Carnamah which is on the north east corner of Yarra and Macpherson Streets [P6]
     Among the variety of Sunshine machinery sold were ploughs, tractors, headers and binders [P7]
     In January 1934 H. V. McKay-Massey Harris amalgamated their Sunshine and Massey-Harris agencies into one [5: 26-Jan-1934]
     After the amalgamation his employer was the Carnamah agent for H. V. McKay-Massey Harris (Sunshine and Massey-Harris) [5]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
With Mick BAKER killed and laid to rest in the churchyard a snake found in Macpherson Street on 6 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
It was reported in February 1934 that he would be taking over the H. V. McKay-Massey Harris agency he'd been managing [5: 9-Feb-1934]
This presumably never happened, as he continued managing the agency for Oswald S. SOWERBY until February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Provisional Group of Toc H in 1934 [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
In 1934 he was engaged to Miss Peggy DONALDSON, sister-in-law of his employer Oswald S. SOWERBY [5: 16-Mar-1934]
His fiancée departed South Australia on the Katoomba and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 18-May-1934, 21-Jun-1935]
After spending four months with her sister in Three Springs, his fiancée returned to South Australia in late July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 14-Dec-1934, 1-Mar-1935, 11-Oct-1935]
Auditor of the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Church Parish in 1935 [5: 17-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]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Assisted the committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society with their Annual Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Rifle Club at the annual shoot for the Shearn Cup in Mingenew on Sunday 20 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for the "Carnamah Reds" in 1935-36 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
After spending a ten day holiday in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Thursday 6 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Thursday 20 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
He was succeeded by T. Reginald SIZER in managing Oswald S. SOWERBY's agency business in Carnamah [4: 22-Feb-1936]
Later in 1936 he was working as a Salesman and living at the Derward Hostel on Murray Street in Perth [50]
Married "Peggy" Margaret Rankine DONALDSON on 6 January 1937 at Saint Andrew's Church in Strathalbyn, South Australia [55]
In 1937 he was a Salesman and was living at Middleton Beach in Albany [50]
For many years he worked as a Commission Agent in Cunderdin [39: 16-May-1942] [50]
Died 3 July 2001; buried at the Cunderdin Cemetery in Cunderdin, Western Australia [234]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Reginald Lionel Bolland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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