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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bobby" Alan Robert BALMER

Born 2 June 1922 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Joe" Joseph BALMER and Robina Theresa MARTIN [P208]
Resided with his parents on Forest Vale Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [81: 21-Aug-1932]
His father's farm was the 851 acre Lot 3 of the Inering Estate on the north and south sides of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [3] [62]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Tin Soldier" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Student at the Inering State School 1928-1936 [P208]
Won the 8 to 10 years Boys Running Race at the Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Boy Cubs in 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
     He and the other boys from the Inering State School travelled into Carnamah each Saturday for scouts [81: 21-Aug-1932]
Wrote a letter to Auntie Kitty, the children's page of The Sunday Times newspaper, during August 1932 [81: 21-Aug-1932]
     He sent a picture with his letter but commented "I haven't enough nice colours, but I've done the best I could" [81]
     In his letter he also mentioned he liked ready the page, had joined the scouts at Carnamah, and went to the Inering school [81]
Received a 1st prize for Writing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 won a 1st prize for Cane and Raffia work [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Inering State School's team who competed in tennis against the Carnamah State School on 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Won 1st prizes for Handwork and a Pencil Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
In 1935 his garden plot at the Inering State School was one of the two most promising plots [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Won a 2nd prize for Mapping in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 won a 1st prize for Pencil Drawing and 2nd for Handwork [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 14 Years & Over Boys Running, and 2nd in the Boys 220 Yards Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Resided in South Perth prior to enlisting for service in the Australian Army on 10 October 1941 [16]
     Private W20980 in the Australian Army's 16th Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 January 1942 [16]
Father of Peter [P208]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alan Robert Balmer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2024 from [reference list]

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