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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Sidney Bert EVENSEN

Born 1902 in Geraldton, Western Australia [15]
Son of Olaf Anton Hagbart EVENSEN and Annie Matilda MORRELL [15]
He shifted to Three Springs on Monday 18 July 1933 [4: 15-Jul-1933]
He'd been transferred from Geraldton to Three Springs to open a new branch of Goldsborough Mort & Company Limited [5: 14-May-1937]
Representative and Manager for Goldsborough Mort & Company Limited in Three Springs 1933-1937 [5: 18-May-1934, 14-May-1937] [6]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
His car suddenly skidded, hit a mound of dirt and capsized when he was driving to Morawa in mid May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Fortunately neither he nor his passenger were injured, however the car's hood and windscreen were badly smashed [5]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1934-1936 - was Captain in 1936 [5: 6-Jul-1934, 7-Jun-1935, 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Donated a trophy to the North Midlands Football Association's Fairest & Best Player for the 1934 season [5: 13-Apr-1934, 28-Sep-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 23-Nov-1934, 21-Feb-1936, 13-Nov-1936]
Kicked two goals in the Football Grand Final on Sunday 1 September 1935, in which Three Springs defeated Carnamah [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Donated two medals for the two who tied for the Fairest & Best of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Guest at the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Committee Member of the three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 6 May 1936 to discuss the formation of a Stud Breeders Association in the North Midlands [5]
Inaugural Secretary, Treasurer & Committee Member of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in 1936 [5: 8 & 22-May-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Best man at the wedding of local farmer Sydney C. GOOCH and Priscilla H. VINCE in Three Springs on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Smoke Social to local Co-op manager Harold BARNETT in Three Springs on 14 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Gave a congratulatory speech at the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
In 1936 Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd had the sale yards in Three Springs and Coorow gazetted as market centres [5: 20-Nov-1936]
He holiday the coast west of Three Springs with Albert R. STRUTTON and Sydney C. GOOCH during February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Coronation Celebrations Committee in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
In mid May 1937 he received notice of his transfer to Goldsborough Mort & Company's Head Office in Perth [5: 14 & 28-May-1937]
Left Three Springs and shifted to Perth on Monday 24 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Resided in Malvern, Victoria, Australia prior to enlisting in the Australian Army in Sale on 23 October 1939 [16]
Captain VX5629 in the Australian Army's 2/7 Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 September 1945 [16]
Returned to Western Australia and later resided in the Perth suburb of Myaree [2]
Died 31 July 1982; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 35, 107) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sidney Bert Evensen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sidney-bert-evensen [sources]




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