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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ron" Ronald James ADAMS

Born 21 November 1934 in Three Springs, Western Australia [5: 30-Nov-1934]
Son of "Jim" James Leslie ADAMS and Edith Bronwyn PRITCHARD [P212]
Resided with his parents on Avalon Farm in Winchester 1934-1947 [P212]
     Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1940 [0: image 03899]
     Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
     Student at the Billeroo State School in Billeroo, East Winchester until transferring to the Coorow State School in 1942 [215]
Took part in the Cycle Races at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show in Carnamah on 13 September 1945 [5]
     At the Victory Show he won Under 12 Years Boys' Cycle Race and came 2nd in the Boys' Consolation Race [5: 21-Sep-1945]
Competed in the Winchester Tennis Club's tournament held on 13 January 1946 [5: 18-Jan-1946]
Successfully competed in the the Victory Sports' Day held in Carnamah on 10 June 1946 [5: 14-Jun-1946]
     In the 12 Years & Under category he won the Boys Cycling, Hop Step & Jump and Consolation Race [5]
      He also came 2nd in the Under 12 Years Boys' Race, 12 & Under Broad Jump and 3rd in the Under 13 Football Kicking [5]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show held in Carnamah on 12 September 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
     He won the Under 12 Boys Cycle Race and received a 2nd prize for Standard VI Handwriting in the Education section [5]
Competed in the Carnamah & District Inter-School Sports at Carnamah on 26 September 1946 [5: 4-Oct-1946]
     Individually he came 2nd in the 12 Years & Under Broad Jump and 3rd in the 12 Years & Under Boys' Hop, Step & Jump [5]
     Together, he and Noel BROUN won the 12 Years & Under Boys' Three Legged Race [5]
Won 2nd prize for Standard VI Handwriting at the 9th Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
In 1947 his father ceased farming in Winchester and purchased a farm at Waddy Forest in the Coorow district [P212]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Waddy Forest and later farmed there with his father [19]
Won 1st for Collection of non-Australian Stamps at the 10th Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Came 2nd in the Junior Sheep Judging competition at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 11 September 1948 [5: 16-Sep-1948]
Four days later he exhibited in the Stamp section of the 11th Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     Won 1st for pictorial worth and condition for Australian Stamps and Non-Australian Stamps and 2nd for British Empire Stamp [5]
Member of Coorow Rifle Club in 1949 [5: 16-Jun-1949, 20-Oct-1949]
Won the L. W. Grierson Trophy for Junior Sheep Judging at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1949 [5: 15-Sep-1949]
      Also exhibited, winning 1st for 12 Australian Stamps, 1st for British Empire Stamps and 2nd for 12 Overseas Stamps [5]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1949-1958 [4: 11-Jul-1958] [5: 9-Jun-1949]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club 1949-1958 [4: 21-Mar-1958] [5: 24-Nov-1949]
Member of the Coorow Junior Farmers' Club - was Vice President in 1955 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer George MANNING on 2 February 1956 at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
Married Norma Ella Ada BLECHYNNDEN on 15 July 1960 at Saint Mary's Church in Beverley [391: 22-Jul-1960]    
He and his wife drove to Beverley to attend the 40th Anniversary of his her parents' wedding on 12 July 1961 [391: 21-Jul-1961]
In January 1963 he and his wife left Coorow and shifted to Beverley to take over her parents' farm [391: 18-Jan-1963]
Farmer of Red Hill Farm in Beverley [50]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 30 November 1934:
"On November 21 at the North Midlands Hospital, Three Springs, Mr and Mrs J. L. Adams were presented with a son."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ronald James Adams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from [sources]

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