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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"George" Robert George TAPSCOTT

Born 9 March 1915 in Albany, Western Australia [16]
Son of Charles Henry TAPSCOTT and Marion CLAYTON [P60]
He grew up in Albany where he was locally educated [P60]
Worked making beer cases at the Swan Brewery in Perth [P60]
Then worked on his uncle's farm in Harvey, which consisted of a dairy, piggery, cattle abattoir and butchers shop [P60]
Farmhand in Yorkrakine [P60]
Married Ada Mary SIMMONDS on 5 February 1957 in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley[P60]
Along with his wife and later children resided in the Carnamah district from February 1937 to 1 January 1955 [P60]
Farmhand on GALLEHAWK's farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah from February 1937 until the end of 1954 [P60]
They resided on GALLEHAWK's second farm, with the ARMSTRONG and SHARP families as their neighbours [P60]
He was described as a "a strong man and a hard worker" and always wore shorts and sleeveless shirts [P219]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Financial Member in 1941 and Committee Member in 1946 and 1947 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club [P60]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1956-57 [4: 14-Dec-1956 & 5-Apr-1957]
Farm Manager of Blue Hills Farm in South Koolanooka near Morawa 1955-1962[P60]
In 1962 himself, his wife and sons Geoff and Peter purchased a farm of their own in East Morawa [P60]
Farmer of Lauriston Farm in Koolanooka / East Morawa from 1962 to 1973[P60]
Retired to Perth in 1973 [P60]; and resided of late in the Perth suburb of Warwick [2]
Father of Geoffrey, Peter and Trevor [P60]
Died 26 October 1989 in Perth; ashes interred at the Morawa Cemetery, Morawa WA[P60]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert George Tapscott' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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