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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Roy Albert LUCAS

Born 2 April 1920 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Frank LUCAS and Florence Isabella Matilda PEARSALL [P191]
Arrived in Carnamah with his mother and brothers in June 1923 [7: page 67]
Resided with his parents on Floradale Farm, Lot 2 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P200]
His name was part of an application for a State School to be established on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1926 [276]
Came 2nd in the 10 -12 year Boys Running Race at the Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
Won the Special Prize for Boys Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Received a 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing and a 2nd for Writing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 won a 2nd prize for Cane and Raffia work [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Inering State School's team who competed in tennis against the Carnamah State School on 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Won 2nd prizes for Handwork and a Pencil Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
At the 1934 Three Springs Agricultural Show won 1st for Fretwork and 2nd for his WA Copy Book and a Pencil Drawing [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Himself and his brother Stan departed Carnamah by train on Monday 7 January 1935 for a two week holiday in Beverley [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Student at the Inering State School on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1935[5: 9-Aug-1935]
Won 2nd prize for a Pencil Drawing in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Later a student at the Geraldton High School in Geraldton [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1937-38 to 1939-40 [89]
Farmer in Carnamah 1939-1992 [6] [19]
     Purchased the 1,354 acre Lot 5 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah from Leo T. MORTON on 30 April 1943 [3]
     During the 1948-49 financial year purchased the 1,161 acre Lot M1475 of Victoria Location 1935 from Louis JOHANSEN [3]
     Sold the 1,161 acre Lot M1475 to Martin A. & Velma L. WELLINGTON of Carnamah during the 1968-69 financial year [3]
     During the 1973-74 financial year purchased 1,192 acres in Lots M995 and M996 of Victoria Location 2022 from John NIVEN [3]
     During the 1978-79 financial year purchased the 1,477 acre Lot 12 of the Inering Estate from his brother Frank C. G. LUCAS [3]
Member of the Inering Cricket Club 1939-1946 [0: images 03018, 04060, 04389]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1940-1946 [0: images 03948, 04374, 04389]
Corporal W20465 in Carnamah's Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1944 [0: image 04261]
Member in 1945 and Committee Member 1947-1949 of the Carnamah Football Club [0: images 04339, 04466] [7: page 197]
Financial Member 1946-1971 and Committee Member 1952-1969 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1947-1949 [0: image 04466] [7: page 197]
Assistant Steward of the Sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1956-57 - played for Carnamah Country[4: 5-Apr-1957]
Married Elma MITCHELL of Northampton [7: page 67]
Obtained the telephone in 1951 - was telephone number Carnamah-50R [60]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - played for Carnamah Country in 1952-53 and Carnamah Blue in 1953-54 [0: images 04695, 04722]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah farmer Charles William John TURNER on 10 July 1956 at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Pasture Improvement Group in 1957 [4: 5-Apr-1957]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was Captain in 1958, 1959 and 1963 [7: page 211] [4: 21-Mar-1958]
Men's Champion of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1959, President of the Club 1964-1967 and later a Life Member [7: pages 210, 211]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1969 [7: page 234]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
In 1992 sold his Roystan Farm in Carnamah to Lindsay R. SMITH of Carnamah[P220]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Thornlie [2]
Died 15 May 2008; buried Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (General, H, 418) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roy Albert Lucas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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