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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Vivian POPE

Born 1912 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of Harold POPE and Susan Matilda SLATER [P160]
Farmer of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah with his brother Harold [6] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1932-1937 - was Captain in 1937 [5: 9-Sep-1932, 2-June-1933, 14 & 28-Jun-1935, 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
One of the five most outstanding players on 4 September 1932 when the Carnamah Football Club won the Premiership [5: 9-Sep-1932]
During the 1933-34 financial year his father donated 11/4 cash to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 4 October 1934, possibly to attend the Perth Royal Show [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Himself and William J. HUMPHREY tied for the Fairest & Best player of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Wheatgrowers Union in 1936, and President in 1937 [5: 17-Jan-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
His mother Mrs Susan M. POPE spent a holiday with himself and his brother Harold in Carnamah during May 1936 [5: 15 & 24-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Himself and his brother Harold travelled to Perth during the second week of August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
After a visit to Perth himself and his brother returned to Carnamah accompanied by their mother on 14 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
He was "a tower of strength" in the football match in which Carnamah defeated Coorow to play in the finals in 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday evening 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Awarded the Cup for being the Carnamah Football Club's Fairest & Best Player for the 1936 season [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
During September 1936 his sister Phyllis and brother-in-law Keith D. GRAY of Perth spent a holiday in Carnamah [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937, 7-May-1937]
After a few days in Perth he returned to Carnamah by car on Wednesday night 16 June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
He was "Miss Doris Dolitte" as a bridesmaid at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on Saturday 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Dislocated his right elbow during a football match against Three Springs in Carnamah on Sunday 8 August 1937 [4: 14-Aug-1937]
Received treatment for his elbow at the Carnamah Private Hospital and was conveyed to Three Springs for an X-ray [5: 13-Aug-1937]
He was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
After a few days in Perth he, his brother Harold POPE and John ROCCHI returned to Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League in 1940 [0: image 03948]
After leaving Carnamah studied to become a Chartered Account and then worked for the Egg Board in Perth [P160]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [2]
Died 2 May 1990; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5C, Ground Niche, 5) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vivian Pope' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from  [ sources ]

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