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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Vic" Victor Walwin BROUN

Born 3 September 1905 in Pingelly, Western Australia [16]
Son of Charles McBryde BROUN and Mary Charlotte ALLEN [15]
Purchased from the Midland Railway Company 2,377 acres of virgin land in Coorow on 2 August 1926 [27]
     The 2,377 acres of land was Lot M1664 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1084/10/3, which he paid for over 17 years [27]
     1,787 acres of the land cost 9/- per acre while the remaining 590 acres cost 9/6 per acre [27]
Farmer in Coorow [19]
In 1932 he owned a Ford truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-282 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Married "Myrtle" Deborah Myrtle BRAND on 15 March 1933 at the Methodist Church in Pingelly [86: 11-Apr-1933]
Vestry Member, Rectors Warden and Synod Representative of the Carnamah-Coorow Anglican Church in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Won 2nd prize for Lettuce in the Vegetable section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Represented Coorow at meetings in Carnamah of the amalgamated Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Parish in 1934 [5: 16-Nov-1934]
Member of the Waddy Forest Group of Toc H - was its Pilot [P32]
Secretary of the South Section of the North Midlands Anglican Church Parish in 1934 [5: 17-May-1935]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1935-1949 [5: 3-May-1935, 13-Mar-1936, 31-Mar-1949] [150]
     He was the society's President in 1948 and one of two Vice Presidents in 1949 [5: 9-Apr-1948, 23-Sep-1948, 31-Mar-1949]
     On behalf of the society he was part of a deputation to the Carnamah District Road Board at their May 1948 meeting [39]
     Their deputation was to request more seating for Maley Park in Coorow and a fence around the arena [39: 24-May-1948]
Sold 40 suckers and one ewe at 8/4 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 30 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
His next sale of sheep at the Midland Market was of 18 ewes at 21/7 and 14 ewes at 16/7 per head on 12 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Won 1st prizes for Oaten Chaff, Oaten Hay and Green Oats for Grain at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased a Merino ram for 8 guineas from the Wongyarra Stud operated by Carnamah farmer William A. T. SARGENT [5]
Despite the below average harvest it was reported that he obtained the impressive yield of 17 bushels per acre for some of his crop [5]
     The crop in questions was 320 acres wheat from which he harvested 5,000 bushels of marketable wheat [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Sold 105 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with consignments to the Midland Market in early 1937: [5: 29-Jan-1937, 19-Feb-1937, 19-Mar-1937]
     68 hoggets (12 at 16/7, 19 at 16/1, 37 at 15/7), 18 ewes (12 at 11/1, 6 at 10/-), 14 lambs at 12/7 and 5 wethers at 15/- [5]
Head Steward of the Sheep section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Shows 1939-1946 [150]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
He financially contributed to the Coorow Patriotic Fund in 1945 [5: 6-Apr-1945]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Primary Producers' Association in 1945 and 1946 [5 :30-Mar-1945, 2-Aug-1946]
     At a local meeting held on 17 August 1946 he promised to give a donation of £5 to the Wheat Fighting Fund [5: 30-Aug-1946]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Parents & Citizens' Association 1946-1949 [5: 26-Apr-1946, 9-Apr-1948, 24-Mar-1949]
     He was the association's Secretary-Treasurer and served on the School Board 1946-1949 [5: 26-Apr-1946, 9-Apr-1948, 24-Mar-1949]
     Delegate for Coorow at the Central and Northern P. and C. Association in 1946 [5: 26-Apr-1946]
     On behalf of the P. & C. he advertised Victory Day Celebrations for Coorow and Marchagee Districts on 7 June 1946 [5: 31-May-1946]
Exhibited in the Sheep section at the 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
     In the Farmers' Classes he was awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Southdown Ram and for Corriedale Ram [5]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Waddy Forest farmer Price W. HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
He and his wife ran the Coorow Sunday School in 1947 [5: 31-Dec-1947]
Member of Coorow- Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union 1947-1949 [5: 21-Mar-1947, 2-Apr-1948, 1-Sep-1949]
He advertised a contract to clear 50 acres of land in The North Midland Times newspaper on 22 August 1947 [5: 22-Aug-1947]
Entered in the Farmers' Classes of Sheep at the the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Received both 1st and 2nd prizes for Corriedale Ram and 2nd prize for Southdown Ram [5]
     He also entered wool, winning 1st prize for Two Comeback Fleeces and 2nd for Two Crossbred Fleeces (Corriedale-Merino) [5]
He and Tom MORCOMBE convened a meeting in April 1948 to discuss building a Protestant Church in Coorow [5: 16-Apr-1948]
     At the meeting he was elected to a committee that was formed to gather more information [5: 16-Apr-1948]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1948 [13]
Exhibited sheep in the 11th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held in Coorow on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     In the Farmers' Classes he won both 1st and 2nd for Corriedale Ram and 1st prize for Three Corriedale Ewes of any age [5]
Member of the Western Australian branch of the Red Poll Cattle Breeders' Association of Australia in 1948 [120: 14-Oct-1948]
He and his wife donated £10 towards the erection of a Silver Chain Hostel at Three Springs in 1949 [5: 21-Apr-1949]
In 1949 he also donated £5 to the Farmers' Union Appeal Fund [5: 1-Sep-1949]
Farmer in Coorow until about 1973 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Menora [2]
Father of Adrian, Desmond, Colin and Winston [P8]
Died 26 December 1995; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (IC Section, Rose Memorial, CA, 5) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 31 March 1949:
Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting
"... After announcing that he could not accept nomination as President of the Society for a further 12 months, the meeting passed a motion expressing their sincere regret in Mr Broun’s inability to carry on, and instructed the secretary to record their appreciation of Mr Broun’s sterling assistance to the Society, both during the past year, and at all times in the past..."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Victor Walwin Broun' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/victor-walwin-broun  [ sources ]




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