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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tony" Alexander Frederick TURNER

Born 7 April 1907 in London, England [16]
Married Beryl Mary Youard POND in 1933 [66]
Bank Official in Pingelly 1934-1937 [6] [50]
Transferred to Carnamah to fill the position of Bank Clerk previously held by William H. MOORE [4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Arrived in Carnamah with his wife and child on Wednesday 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
A welcome was extended to himself and his wife at the Valedictory Social to his predecessor in Carnamah on 31 July 1937 [4: 7-Aug-1937]
Bank Clerk at the Bank of New South Wales in Carnamah 1937-1940 [7: page 161]
Resided in Carnamah about three and a half years between 1937 and 1940 [0: image 03954]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [0: image 03704]
Largely responsible for the resurgence of the idyll Carnamah Repertory Club in 1937 [7: page 225]
Member and moving force of the Carnamah Repertory Club during his time in Carnamah [7: pages 225-232] [72]
     Chose many of the plays and took an active part on the stage and behind the scenes [0: image 03952]
In 1937 achieved success at the Drama Festival in Perth when he won a prize for his published play "The Gordon Journey" [7: page 39]
Assistant Secretary of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1940 [0: image 03073]
Acting President of the Carnamah Repertory Club for a portion of 1940 [0: image 03954]
During his time in Carnamah wrote the play "The Royal Mail" [7: page 231]
Along with his wife was given a send-off at the Carnamah Town Hall on 26 November 1940 [0: image 03951]
The send-off was put on by the Carnamah Repertory Club and the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund [0: image 03953]
Following his transfer to Geraldton left Carnamah and shifted to Geraldton in November 1940 [0: image 03951]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 23 December 1942 [16]
Lieutenant WX36273 in the Australian Army's 109 Australian Convalescent Depot during the Second World War [16]
In 1945 entered his play "The Royal Mail" in a competition for playwrights and one equal first prize [0: image 04300]
"The Royal Mail and Other Plays" was dedicated to the people of Carnamah and its Repertory Club [0: image 04300] [7: page 232]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 14 May 1946 [16]
In August 1947 along with his wife and two children spent a holiday in Carnamah[0: image 04481]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 12 April 1993; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, Rose Memorial, AT, 24) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander Frederick Turner ' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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