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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ralph" William Ralph PETHICK

Born 13 April 1918 in Willunga, South Australia [55]
Son of William John PETHICK and Susan Alice BIRD [55]
Arrived in Winchester, Western Australia with parents in April 1928 [P78]
Resided with parents on Petan Farm, Winchester April 1928 onwards [P78]
Attended Winchester School from April 1928 until May 1930 [25]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1934-35 to 1937-38 [5: 23-Nov-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 30-Oct-1936, 24-Dec-1937]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Winchester-Coorow Cricket Club in 1939-40 [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Following the death of his father in March 1941 assisted his mother in the running of Petan Farm [0: image 02938]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1940-1948 [13]
Following the death of his mother in October 1942 farmed Petan Farm with brother Keith [0: image 02938] [P78]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Farmer of Petan Farm, Winchester in partnership with brother Keith 1942-1951 [P78]
Telephone number Winchester-1 from 1942 to 1960 [60]
On 31 December 1948 while harvesting a fire occurred which destroyed 100 acres of their crop and 20 acres of stubble [0: image 04514]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1949 [0: image 04519]
Farmer of half of Petan Farm, Winchester 1951-1974 [P78]
Sold his half of Petan Farm in 1974 and retired to Port Denison [P78]
Resided at 94 Point Leander Drive, Dongara / Port Denison  in 1989 [1]
Married (3) Janice WREN [P78]
Died 27 January 1989 at 94 Point Leander Drive, Dongara WA; ashes interred Winchester Cemetery (Niche Wall) [1] [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Ralph Pethick' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from [reference list]

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