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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bob" William Robert ADAMS

Born 8 October 1930 in Perth, Western Australia [39: 11-Oct-1930]
Son of "Jim" James Leslie ADAMS and Edith Bronwyn PRITCHARD [P212]
"Mr. and Mrs. J. Adams, of Winchester, have been the recipients of innumerable congratulations on the birth of a son" [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Resided with his parents on Avalon Farm in Winchester 1930-1947 [P212]
Badly cut his head after falling while playing on an old harvester in mid 1934, for which he received several stitches [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Sold a lamb for £1/10/10 through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Won the 6-8 Years Boys Alarm Race at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1940 [0: image 03899]
Student at the Billeroo State School in Billeroo, East Winchester until transferring to the Coorow State School in 1942 [215]
Contributed a musical item to the Dinner & Smoke Social for ex-Serviceman in Carnamah on 27 April 1946 [5: 10-May-1946]
Student at Scotch College in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne in 1945 [0: image 04381]
Member of Winchester Tennis Club in 1945-46 and 1946-47 [5: 18-Jan-1946, 4-Apr-1947]
In 1947 his father ceased farming in Winchester and purchased a farm at Waddy Forest in the Coorow district [P212]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Waddy Forest and later farmed there with his father [19]
He was left in charge of the farm when his parents went for a month's holiday in Victoria in February 1948 [5:13-Feb-1948]
Member of Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1948-49 [4: 21-Mar-1958] [5: 21-Apr-1949]
    In 1948-49 he won the trophy for the Under 21 Gents Singles and with Gilbert MANNING won the Gents Doubles Handicap [5]
Foundation Vice President of the Coorow Junior Farmers' Club in 1952 [0: image 04635]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1952 [0: image 04682]
Committee Member of the Coorow Junior Farmers' Club in 1954[4: 18-Dec-1954]
Married Ivy Edna FALCONER in 1953 [66]
Member of the Winchester Cemetery Management and Advisory Committee - was Secretary in 1984 and 1989 [254]
Father of Alister and Jillian [P8]


From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 12 October 1930:
Birth. "ADAMS (nee Edith Pritchard). – On October 8, at Nurse Reid’s Private Hospital, Coolgardie Street, Subiaco, to the wife of James Adams, of Winchester – a son (William Robert). Both well."


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 17 June 1952:
Engagement. "FALCONER – ADAMS: Mr and Mrs G. W. Falconer, of Coorow, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter, Ivy, to Bob, elder son of Mr and Mrs J. L. Adams, of Coorow."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Robert Adams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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