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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tom" / "Buck" Thomas John BUCKINGHAM

Born 1901 in Lennonville, Western Australia [15]
Son of John BUCKINGHAM and Anne O'DONELL [15]
Appears to have resided in Carnamah from 1921 to 1937 [10] [19]
     Labourer and Farmhand in Carnamah for John BOWMAN on The Home Farm in 1923 and again 1928-1937 [6] [19]
     For a number of years he was Foreman of John BOWMAN's workmen on The Home Farm in Carnamah [P9]
Jockeyed John BOWMAN's horse Glenalbyn at the Carnamah Races on 21 March 1921, coming 3rd in the Maiden Plate [10: 1-Apr-1921]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Passenger in John BOWMAN's truck returning from a visit to some of the back blocks of his farm on 6 January 1929 [4: 12-Jan-1929]
     At about 4:15 p.m. something went wrong with the steering gear and the truck turned aside and struck a tree with great force [4]
     The truck was badly damaged however he escaped injury as he threw himself back in the seat seeing that a smash was inevitable [4]
     His employer John BOWMAN, who was driving, suffered bruising and "Belle" Isabella M. EASTON received slight cuts [4]
     Annie S. ROSS was severely cut on the face and arm and was taken to the hospital in Three Springs for treatment [4]
Along with Mrs KININMONTH attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 8 August 1929 as "Playmates" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
In 1929 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
Member of the Carnamah M.U.O.F.S. Loyal Lodge in 1930 [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Came 2nd in the Gent's Hack in the Ring Events portion of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Underwent an operation for an internal trouble at the Carnamah Private Hospital on Saturday 10 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 9 June 1933 [96]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
While visiting his sister in West Leederville in February 1934 he tripped on a garden edge and broke his leg in two place [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Returned to Carnamah two months later, on Saturday 14 April 1934, just able to walk and still on crutches [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1934 [4: 1-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 14-Jun-1935] [4: 29-Aug-1936]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues"[5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Himself, David BOWMAN, Teddy EDWARDS and Roger CLARK motored to Perth in the first week of February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Himself, John BOWMAN and Ivan JOHNSON travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Tuesday 30 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Played for the defeated Carnamah Social Club in badminton against the Carnamah Badminton Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
He got along very well with all of the BOWMAN family and kept in contact with them after leaving Carnamah [P9]
Married Hilda Jane HICKS in Perth in 1945 [66]
Years earlier his wife had worked at the tearooms within Cowderoy's Stores at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P9]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [2]
Died 4 June 1986; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Banksia Court, Memorial Garden, G3A, 39) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas John Buckingham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 March 2024 from [reference list]

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