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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Zeb" Zebulun GREEN

Born 1 December 1896 in Broome Hill, Western Australia [16]
Son of George GREEN and Bridget Mary Ellen REILLY [15]
Farmer at an unknown location in 1914 [94]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 19 November 1914 [94]
     Gave his mother as his next of kin, her address at the time being Broomehill WA [94]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915 [94]
     Driver 726 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse during the First World War; was awarded the Military Medal [18]
In November 1919 his engagement was announced to Miss Helena M. GREEN of Donnybrook Farm in Arrino [9: 14-Nov-1919]
Married "Lena" Helena Mena SWEETMAN in Perth in 1920 [66]
Farmer of York Grove Farm in Carnamah 1921-1923 [9] [19] [84]
     His 882 acre farm was Victoria Location 7186 on the Soldier Settlement Scheme's Carnamah Estate [44]
     Unsuccessfully applied to also take up the 1,232 acre Victoria Location 7185, which was also part of the Carnamah Estate [P300]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1921 and 1922 - was "one of the most popular players of the team" [9: 19-Aug-1921, 2-Feb-1923]
Member of the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party in 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
     Himself and his wife performed a dialogue at the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party's Concert on 7 September 1922 [9]
Splendidly fulfilled the position of Father Christmas at the Christmas Tree held in Carnamah on 15 December 1922 [9: 5-Jan-1923]
     Was complimented on the way he filled the role, his witty remarks resulting in laughter from the adults and children present [9]
Farewelled by the Carnamah Football Club at the Footballers Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 23 January 1923 [9]
     During the evening Carnamah farmer Richard ROBERTSON spoke of his "good fellowship and popularity in the district" [9]
     In response he said he would always look upon his time spent in Carnamah as one of the happiest in his life [9: 2-Feb-1923]
     Also said that the people of Carnamah "were the finest lot of people and sports he had ever had the pleasure to be amongst" [9]
Left Carnamah during early 1923 however by October 1926 he and his family had returned to the district [9: 2-Feb-1923] [60]
     On their return he appears to have resumed farming, as he had the telephone connected to his farm in 1926 and 1927 [60]
     His house on the farm was telephone number Carnamah-11A [60]
     Upon enrolling to vote in 1927 his wife enrolled with an address of Hillside Farm in Carnamah [19]
     When only partly developed he appears to have sold his 882 acre farm in Carnamah to Samuel E. BROAD [60] [61] [193]
Commission Agent in Carnamah from 1926 to 1929 [60]
     His agency business in Carnamah was telephone number Carnamah-24 [60]
     Resided with his family at 24 Slater Street in the Carnamah townsite, which was then on the corner of Yarra Yarra Road [3] [P92]
     Also worked as a Fencing Contractor in Carnamah in 1928 and 1929 [4: 22-Sep-1928, 31-Aug-1929, 19-Oct-1929]
     Wheat Lumper in Carnamah in 1929 and Labourer in Carnamah 1930-1933 [6] [81: 14-Apr-1929]
     He also worked for local farmers doing work such as ploughing and training horses [P27]
At times worked undertaking contract work clearing roads for the Carnamah District Road Board [4: 26-May-1928] [9: 23-Sep-1927]
     In late 1927 cleared 1½ miles of road in Winchester and in 1928 cleared a road along the south of Lot M1563 in Carnamah [4] [9]
     In August 1930 he was contracted by the Road Board to clear Reading Road in Carnamah [4: 30-Aug-1930]
In 1926-27 and 1927-28 he had an Essex car licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with number plate CA-90 [325]
     He lost the car in July 1927 when it caught alight and was destroyed by fire between Carnamah and Three Springs [4: 23-Jul-1927]
Member of the team of married men who defeated a team of single men at cricket in Carnamah in November 1928 [4: 24-Nov-1928]
In April 1929 the police were searching for him as he'd written a note, left home and had been missing for over a week [81: 14-Apr-1929]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in the 1920s and 1930s [53]
In 1932 had a hired Chevrolet truck which license plate CA-12 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Rendered a vocal or elocutionary item at the R.S.L. Smoke Social and Friends Night held in Carnamah on 27 August 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1932-33 season [5: 21-Oct-1932]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
In October 1933 he was employed by the Main Roads Board on a carting contract for the Mingenew-Mullewa Road [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     During October his wife and children left Carnamah to join him at Mingenew [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     By November 1933 he was working in Geraldton, but was still employed on a contract with the Main Roads Board [5: 3-Nov-1933]
     His wife and children left Carnamah on Thursday 2 November 1933 to join him in Geraldton for six months [5: 3-Nov-1933]
     They later resided with him in Dongara before returning to Carnamah in mid May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
     Later in 1935 he was living and working in Yalgoo however his wife and children continued to live in Carnamah [5: 9-Aug-1935]
     After spending a few days with his wife and children in Carnamah he returned to Yalgoo on Monday 5 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Labourer in Dongara in 1938 and in Gunyidi 1939-1941 [19]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bickley prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 11 November 1941 [16]
Sergeant W42521 in the Australian Army's 7 Employment Company during the Second World War [16]
Died from injuries on 31 May 1943 in Queensland, Australia [18]
Buried at the Adelaide River War Cemetery in the Northern Territory of Australia [17]
His name appears on the Arrino Roll of Honour, presumably as a result of his wife's family connections to Arrino [16] [19]
Father of Geoff, Monica, Rex, Elva, and twins Judith and Rae [17] [84] [279]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Zebulun Green' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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