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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Wink" William Holladay WALLACE

Born 1 June 1920 in Wagin, Western Australia [P147]
Son of Robert WALLACE and Lila Isabel RICHARDS [P147]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow in July 1933 as a "Arabian Price" and was the Most Original Boy [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won a 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Boarding student at Scotch College in the Perth suburb of Claremont [5: 7-May-1937]
After spending school holidays in Waddy Forest he and his brother Jock returned to school in Perth on 29 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
By mid December 1935 he had returned home to Waddy Forest to spend the Christmas school holidays with his parents [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Came 2nd in the Under 25 Years Sheep Judging Competition at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Returned to his home in Waddy Forest for the May school holidays on Thursday 14 May 1936 [5: 15 & 29-May-1936]
Won 1st prize for Three Merino Ewes under 1½ years at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
In his first competitive rowing for Scotch College he was part of the crew to win the Head of the River in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Spent his school holidays in May and September 1937 at home with his parents in Waddy Forest [5: 7 & 28-May-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Farmhand and later Farmer in Coorow [19]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club 1944-1952 [0: images 04316, 04585 & 04687]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1945 [0: image 04319]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1945 [0: image 04338]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Assistant Steward of the Sheep section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Married "Kitty" Katherine Alexandra CHAPPEL [P147]
Leased and farmed Howard and Bess CHAPPEL's Marathon farm in Winchester 1958-1961 [P182]
In 1959 became the owner of his father's 1,323 acre farm in Coorow [3]
The 1,323 acre farm in Coorow consisted of Lots M971, M972, M1589 and M1666 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Again leased Marathon Farm in Winchester 1980-1888, during which time it was farmed by his son Stan [P182]
Resided of late in Gingin [2]
Father of Stan, Murray, Max and Bruce [P147]
Died 21 April 1988 [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Holladay Wallace' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-holladay-wallace [reference list]




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