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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ron" Ronald Henry BOTHE

Born 7 November 1925 in Perth, Western Australia [39: 11-Nov-1925]
Son of "Charlie" Charles Cleaver BOTHE and "Maggie" Margaret MCGILL [P98]
Grew up with his parents on Glenfield Farm in Coorow [P98]
In 1929 he began attending the Coorow State School to help make up the numbers to keep the school open [P98]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the inaugural Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Educated at the Coorow State School 1929-1937 and at Aquinas College in Perth 1938-1941 [P98]
Attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as a "Clown" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Best Boy Rider under 14 years in the Horses in Action section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
At the 1936 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show he was awarded 1st prize for a Pencil Drawing in the Educational section [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the surprise 75th birthday for his grandfather Heinrich W. BOTHE in Coorow on Tuesday 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Competed at the Coorow-Waddy Progress Association's Annual Children’s Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5]
     Came 2nd in the Boys Open Potato Race and with his cousin Lloyd D. BOTHE won the Boys Siamese Race [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Won the 14 Years & Under Novelty Competition in the Educational section of the 1937 Coorow-Waddy Show [5: 10-Sep-1937]
After completing his schooling returned to Coorow and farmed Glenfield with his father and brother Bill [P98]
     While residing on Glenfield he also farmed with his brother Clerklands Farm at Billeroo, East Winchester 1948-1955 [P98]
     His parents left Coorow and retired to 59 Oceanic Drive in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [50]
     He later took over and farmed Glenfield Farm in Coorow and his brother Bill Clerklands Farm in Winchester [P98]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1941 [5: 23-May-1941]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1944-45 [5: 1-Dec-1944]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1945 [5: 20-Apr-1945]
Member of Winchester Tennis Club in 1945-46 [5: 6-Apr-1945, 18-Apr-1946]
Competed in the tennis tournaments held in Winchester on Easter Monday in 1945 and on 13 January 1946 [5: 6-Apr-1945, 18-Jan-1946]
Master of Ceremonies at the first Coorow-Waddy Forest Ball held at the Coorow Hall on 5 October 1946 [5: 25-Oct-1946]
He carried out the duties of Master of Ceremonies (M.C.) at many of the dances in Coorow from the mid 1940s to early 1950s [P98]
Member of Coorow Tennis Club from 1946-47 until at least 1950-51 [4: 9-Dec-1950] [5: 13-Dec-1946, 18-Apr-1947]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 and 1947 [5: 5-Apr-1946] [150]
Won 2nd prize for Two Crossbred Fleeces (Border Leicester - Merino) at the 1947 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Travelled from Coorow to Perth by motorbike on Saturday 21 February 1948 [5: 27-Feb-1948]
Member of Coorow Rifle Club in 1949 [5: 18-Aug-1949]   
He scored 53 (27, 14, 12) at the Official Opening of the new Coorow Rifle Range on 6 August 1949 [5: 18-Aug-1949]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 W.A.C. on 21 October 1949 [96]
     Later a member of the Coorow Masonic Lodge but rejoined Carnamah as an Associate Member on 1 November 2000 [96]
Married Hazel Marguerite CHAPPEL on 30 January 1952 at Wesley Church in Perth [39: 31-Jan-1952]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1958 [13]
In addition to Glenfield Farm he also share-farmed his father-in-law's Marathon Farm in Winchester 1962-1980 [P98]
     Marathon Farm was 1,809 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 2926, 2937, 2953, 3408, 3445 and 5565 [3]
Father of Jeffrey, Pamela and Neville [45]


From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 11 November 1925:
Births
"BOTHE.–On November 7, at Nurse Bevan's Private Hospital, Kialla, 419 Newcastle-street, Perth, to Mr and Mrs Charles Bothe, of Coroow–a son. Both well."


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 14 October 1950:
Engagements
"CHAPPEL – BOTHE: The engagement is announced between Hazel Marguerite, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Chappel, of Winchester, to Ronald, younger son of Mr and Mrs C. Bother, of Coorow."


From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 31 January 1952:
Country Wedding
"A gown of lace and tulle, with a billowing skirt inset with panels of Vandyke lace, was worn by Miss Hazel Chappel yesterday when she was married at Wesley Church, Perth, to Mr Ronald Bothe. The tulle bodice had a sweetheart neckline edged with rosettes, and puffed sleeves of lace. Her long, tiered veil was appliquéd with lace. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Chappel, of Winchester. Her bridesmaids, Misses Judith and Margaret Valentine, wore gowns composed of layers of blue tulle over mauve with little matching capes, and very short tulle veils held by a spray of flowers. The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr and Mrs C. Bothe, of Coorow, was attended by Mr A. C. Bothe and Mr Laurence Chappel. After the ceremony Mrs Chappel, who wore a gown of powder blue with a beaded bodice and accordion pleats in the skirt, received about 130 guests at the Marelle. Most were country friends who had come to town for the occasion. Mrs Chappel was assisted by Mrs Bothe, who wore a slender gown of French blue."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ronald Henry Bothe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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