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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Rule Bartley WYLIE

Born 18 May 1917 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P142]
Resided with his parents and siblings on farmland at Emu Hill in the Kumminin district 1917-1921 [6]
They then resided on Salisbury Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn before settling on farmland in Goomalling [P142]
Shifted to Carnamah with his parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with his parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
In Carnamah town on the evening of Tuesday 14 April 1925 himself and his father were travelling in a horse and cart [9: 24-Apr-1925]
     His father was thrown from the cart after the reins broke while he was attempting to bring the horse to a halt [9]
     He clung to the cart as the horse galloped away however it shortly afterwards crashed into a verandah post [9]
     The harness was smashed, the cart overturned and he was thrown onto the ground [9]
     He was conveyed to the hospital in Three Springs where he was treated for slight concussion and detained for a few days [9]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1927 [97]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Carnival Jack" at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
As a "Red Indian" he was the best dressed boy over 11 years at Carnamah's 1928 Children's Fancy Dress Ball [4: 14-Jul-1928]
Won a 2nd prize for Mapping in the school-work section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in 1929, dressed as a "Fire" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Won the 11-13 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Won a 1st prize for Boys Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Came 2nd in the 12-14 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
He and some of his friends went on a shooting expedition near Carnamah on Sunday 16 November 1930 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
     Received serious wounds to both his legs after a gun being carried by one of his friends exploded when his friend fell over [4] 
     Most of the charge passed right through his right leg just above his knee, and his left leg was also torn by the shot [4]
     The incident was said to have taken place at the Carnamah Rifle Range near the Mulliah / Yarra Yarra Lakes [P99]
     They knew that Charles and Florence BREWER were about a quarter of a mile away and one of his friends ran to find them [4]
     Mrs BREWER bandaged his leg and then rushed him to the Carnamah Private Hospital where he underwent an operation [4]
     No damage was done to his bones or arteries and a week later it was reported he was "progressing as well as can be expected" [4]
Member of the Kangaroos Patrol of the Carnamah Boy Scouts in 1932 [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Contestant in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Boxing Tournament held in Carnamah on Saturday 8 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Competitor in John KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Later worked at The North Midland Times newspaper's printing office in Carnamah for a period [0: image 03057]
Worked for the newspaper when Cedric F. STUMP was in charge of the paper [P6]
Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 31-Aug-1934, 31-May-1935]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1935 and 1936, and also Secretary in 1936 [5: 3-May-1935, 15-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 18-Oct-1935, 16-Oct-1936]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Left Carnamah for Wagin on Friday 18 December 1936 to see his seriously ill father who was in Wagin on a holiday [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936-37 - played for "Carnamah B" [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Travelled to Geraldton accompanied by travelling representative Caleb J. QUARTERMAINE on 24 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Later worked for The West Australian newspaper in Perth and in 1940 took up a position in Darwin, Northern Territory [0: image 03057]
He was living in Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted to serve in the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 July 1942 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 115209 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 4 Embarkation Depot during the Second World War [16]
     During his time in the Air Force his next of kin was his sister Gladys S. WYLIE [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 May 1944 [16]
In 1980 he was working as a Driver and living at 31 Roslyn Street in the Sydney suburb of Kings Cross [50]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rule Bartley Wylie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from [reference list]

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