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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ron" Ronald Hartley WATERS

Born 19 July 1924 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Son of "Fred" Frederick Penberthy WATERS and Joy Gwendoline WHITTAKER [55]
Along with his parents, brothers and sister arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia on 12 March 1938 [P46]
Resided with his parents on Celojium Farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah[P46]
     Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1938-39 to 1940-41[89]
     Board Boy in the shearing shed on W. A. T. SARGENT's Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah during shearing in 1941 and 1942 [P46]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 14 May 1943 [16]
     Private WX39215 in the Australian Army during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 5 September 1946 [16] and returned to Carnamah [P46]
Farmer of East End Farm in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Ernest 1947-1950 [P46]
     They purchased East End Farm in 1947 from FRANCIS Bros of Maitland, South Australia [P46]
     East End Farm was 3,501 acres on the south side of the Caron Road being Lot M1563 of Victoria Location 2023 [60] [3]
     In 1950 they split the farm in half with him taking the northerly half of 1,983 acres and Ern the southerly half of 1,518 acres [P46]
Married Fay Agnes STRATTON on 23 July 1949 in Carnamah [P46]
Farmer of half of East End Farm in Carnamah 1950-1976 [P46]
     Telephone number Carnamah-23W from 1951 to 1960 and then telephone number Carnamah East 232 from 1961 onwards [60]
     In 1968 increased his acreage by 1,120 acres with the purchase of half of Harold POPE's Koolabba Farm in Carnamah [P46]
     Also had the telephone at Koolabba - which was telephone number Carnamah East 218 [60]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1947-1955 - was a Committee Member and Vice President in 1949-50 [89]
Financial Member 1948-1971 and Committee member 1955-1969 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1971 [13] [58]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Eliza A. AUNGER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 25 August 1949 [5: 1-Sep-1949]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [7: page 197]
Along with his wife travelled to Perth to attended the Perth Royal Show in October 1955 [0: image 04782]
Member of the Carnamah Pasture Improvement Group - was Vice President in 1957[4: 5-Apr-1957]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 June 195 - was Worshipful Master in 1967 [96] [153]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was Vice President in 1958 and President in 1959 and 1960 [4: 21-Mar-1958] [7: page 211]
Began a Merino sheep stud which was known as the East End Stud and was and registered flock number 2668 [79: 23-Aug-1973, page 20]
    Advertised their stud with the line "East End Merinos are bred under wheat belt conditions and do well in most areas" [79]
    Sold sheep from his stud at the Victoria Districts Annual Sale in Morawa [79]
Officer in Charge of Sector 3 of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1973 and 1974[100]
In 1976 sold his farmland and left the Carnamah district [P46]
     Sold 1,120 acres, his half of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah, to Maurice L. PERRY of Carnamah [P46]
     Sold 1,983 acres, his half of East End Farm in Carnamah, to George V. LEEMING, also of Carnamah [P46]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kallaroo [2]
Father of Catherine [P46]
Died 12 January 2011; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Banksia Court, Memorial Garden, G10C, 66) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ronald Hartley Waters' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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