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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Michael CARMODY

Married Margaret Kathleen HOGAN in 1909 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Police Constable in Kulin, Western Australia 1928-1932 [4: 3-Nov-1928] [98]
     In later September 1928 he spent a holiday in Carnamah staying with Charles J. L. BREWER of the Carnamah Hotel [4: 3-Nov-1928]
     Charles J. L. BREWER, who he visited in Carnamah, had previously been the proprietor of the Kulin Hotel [4: 31-Mar-1928] [6]
Police Constable in Three Springs, Western Australia 1932-1937 [19] [109]
     The area under his jurisdiction spanned most of the North Midlands, from Arrino and Dudawa through to Gunyidi [5: 16-Jul-1937]
     "With his sound knowledge and helpful experience he was of invaluable assistance to the district" [5: 16-Jul-1937]
He "took a prominent and active part in all activities of the Three Springs district" [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
He and his wife attended the Husbands' Evening held at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday 10 December 1932 [4: 17-Dec-1932]
Attended the send-off social and dance to Charles S. MACDONALD at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 29 June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Attended the Farewell Social tendered to Sverre HYTTEN at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in early July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
During the third week of July 1933 he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel, presumably while undertaking duties in Carnamah [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended to a truck collision a mile north of Carnamah town on the old main road on the afternoon of 4 August 1933 [5: 11-Aug-1933]
Inaugural Member and Central Captain of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933, 24-Nov-1933]
Member of the committee that organised the Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade's Fundraising Ball on 20 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended and spoke at the send-off to Hugh MCHARG in Three Springs on Monday 4 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended and spoke at the send-off to Miss Mary LYNCH in Three Springs on Wednesday 31 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Adjudicator of the debate between the Carnamah and Waddy Forest groups of Toc H on Tuesday 27 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society 1934-1937 [5: 13-Apr-1934, 1-May-1936, 25-Mar-1937]
     In 1936 himself, James K. HEBITON Snr and Evander W. FRANKLIN drew up rules and by-laws for the Society [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 4-May-1934]
Spoke on behalf of Father M. LYNCH at the Farewell in Three Springs to Rev. Edward CHARD on 31 July 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Also spoke on behalf of Father LYNCH at the welcome to Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY in Three Springs on 27 August 1934 [5: 31-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
His son T. W. CARMODY of Perth spent a holiday staying him in Three Springs during September 1934 [4: 22-Sep-1934]
Spoke at the social tendered to recently married Mario and Annie MAYRHOFER in Three Springs on 15 October 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Foundation President of the Three Springs Rifle Club 1934-1937 [5: 9-Nov-1934, 24-Apr-1936, 26-Feb-1937, 2-Jul-1937]
     Officially Opening the Three Springs Rifle Club's new rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious R.S.L. team who defeated "The Rest" at cricket in Three Springs on Sunday 2 December 1934 [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club - was Vice President in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 10-May-1935, 8-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Accompanied Inspector MCGUINESS of Geraldton to Carnamah on Friday 16 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
     They visited Carnamah in connection with the appointment of Alan O. FIEBIG as resident police officer at Carnamah [5]
     The appointment of a police officer at Carnamah made his task much lighter as it halved his territory [5: 16-Jul-1937]
     From August 1935 onwards he was no longer responsible for the area between Carnamah and Gunyidi [88]
Attended and spoke at the Annual Concert in aid of the Dominican Nuns in Three Springs on Thursday 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1935 to 1937 [109]
     Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     Spoke on behalf of the hospital board at the Waddy Forest Toc H Group's Social at the Coorow Hall on 24 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Gave a speech at the farewell to Matron Catherine COFFEY at Parakalia Farm in Three Springs on 13 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Member of the committee who made arrangements for when Sir James MITCHELL visited Three Springs in 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Smoke Social to local Co-op manager Harold BARNETT in Three Springs on 14 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
One of the speakers at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Dinner in Three Springs on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
In October 1936 the Police Commissioner recommended him for the appointment to the rank of Sergeant [5: 30-Oct-1936, 6-Nov-1936]
Attended the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
He was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [5: 16-Jul-1937]
In 1937 his duties were expanded when Police Officers were automatically gazetted as Traffic Inspectors [5: 29-Jan-1937]
     He could then act on breaches of the Traffic Act on his own initiative and when requested assist the Three Springs Road Board [5]
Altered the Three Springs Road Board about a shortage of local Justices of the Peace in February 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
He took the opportunity to farewell the residents of Coorow and Waddy at the Toc H Social in Coorow on 24 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Along with his wife and their son Jack was tendered a public farewell in Three Springs on Monday night 12 July 1937 [5: 9 & 16-Jul-1937]
     The evening consisted of dancing and speeches, after which he was presented with a cheque from the residents of the district [5]
Left Three Springs and shifted to Perth in mid July 1937 after being appointed a Police Sergeant at Fremantle [5: 2 & 23-Jul-1937]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Michael Carmody' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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