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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Selby Kitchener BILSTON

Born in 1910 [15]
Son of “Jack” Augustine BILSTON and Esther Ann PASCOE [15] [39: 18-Oct-1949]
He grew up in Upper Blackwood, Western Australia [371: 8-May-1937]
At age twelve he wrote an essay on "Sheep and Wool" which won a prize at the Upper Blackwood Show [371: 15-Nov-1922]
A year later, aged 13, another essay on the same subject was also a prize-winner at the Upper Blackwood Show [371: 1-Dec-1923]
Successfully competed in the Ring Events at Upper Blackwood Show in 1924 [371: 19-Nov-1924]
Wool Classer in Wagin in 1931 [50]
Married (1) Muriel Lillian JARICK in Perth in 1933 [15]
In mid 1947 he sought a divorce from his wife but it was denied due to a lack of evidence [39: 26-Jun-1947] [310: 5-Jul-1947]
However, with new evidence, the divorce was granted by the Supreme Court on 9 October 1947 [39: 10-Oct-1947] [310: 1-Nov-1947]
Shearer in Wagin in 1949 [19]
Married (2) Rachel Ann SPITTLE in Perth in 1949 [66]
Shearing Contractor based in Coorow, living at the eastern end of Main Street [P8]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Morley [2]
Died 29 December 1994; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, W26,15) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Selby Kitchener Bilston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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