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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Vincent James MCNAMARA

Born 1909 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Police Constable in the Western Australian Police Force 1930-1942; regimental number 1685 [87]
Arrived in Carnamah from Perth on relief duty at 6 p.m. on 29 September 1937[0: image 02878] [88]
Relieving Police Constable in Carnamah from 30 September 1937 to 12 November 1937 [0: image 02878]
Was relieving Constable Maurice PLUNKETT who was on six weeks holiday [88]
During his time in Carnamah did office, town and general duties [88]
On 4 October 1937 travelled by private car to Winchester to make general inquiries, a round trip of 20 miles [88]
During his time in Carnamah delivered summons to Winchester, Coorow and Gunyidi[88]
Received a report of 163 stolen sheep from Coorow at 10 a.m. on 6 October 1937[88]
     Travelled to Coorow where after an inspection and muster it was revealed that the sheep were all there and accounted for [88]
     Arrived back at the Carnamah Police Station seven and a half hours later, the round trip being 48 miles [88]
On 10 October 1937 an assault was reported at the Carnamah Police Station to which he advised private action [88]
During his time at Carnamah made visits to check on the hotels in Carnamah and Coorow and found all correct at both [88]
Through the day on 23 October 1937 checked on the polling booth in Carnamah and found all to be correct [88]
On 8 November 1937 visited Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL at the Carnamah Private Hospital for medical treatment to his eyes [88]
Participated with the Carnamah Cricket Club during his time in Carnamah [0: image 03710]
Handed control of the Carnamah Police Station back to Constable PLUNKETT at 6 p.m. on 12 November 1937 [88]
Left Carnamah by the 6 p.m. train on 13 November 1937 on his way to Geraldton[0: image 02882] [88]
Married Emily May PEARCE in Perth in 1939 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Died 2 November 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, LB, 498)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vincent James McNamara' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/vincent-james-mcnamara [reference list]




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