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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Alex" Alexander John ROBINSON

Born 28 May 1922 in East Perth, Western Australia [P22]
Son of "Ike" Isaac ROBINSON and "Madge" Magdalen Margaret HARDWICK [P1]
Grew up with his parents and siblings Jean, James, William and Margaret on Welshpool Road in the Perth suburb of Welshpool [P1]
Resided in Welshpool until enlisting in the Australian Army on 15 September 1941 [16]
     Trooper WX16481 in the Australian Army's 56th Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 5 April 1945 [16]
Hairdresser in Meekatharra in 1949 [50]
Believed to have shifted to Carnamah C.1950 [P22] and was definitely living in Carnamah by 1952 [0: image 04693]
During a portion of the very early 1950s his mother is believed to have resided with him at 10 Niven Crescent, Carnamah [P1]
Hairdresser in Carnamah 1952-1954 [22] [50]
Resided at 10 Niven Crescent, Carnamah until C.1954 and then at 5 Macpherson Street, Carnamah until 1959 [P22]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son and in 1952 paid a flat rate of 15/- per month [53]
Barber and Hairdresser in Carnamah working from home at 10 Niven Crescent and later at 5 Macpherson Street [P22]
A barber's chair he used is now part of the collection of the Carnamah Museum and its Business Houses virtual exhibition [P1]
From 1953 to 1958 his home telephone number was Carnamah-64 [60]
Bookmaker from small premises adjoining the bakery on Macpherson Street in Carnamah from 1956 to 1962 [60] [P22]
His bookmaking premises were telephone number Carnamah-79 [60]
Resided at 26 Railway Avenue in the Carnamah townsite 1959-1973 [P22]
Later worked as a Farmhand in Carnamah and as a Linesman for the Postmaster General's (P.M.G.) Department [P22]
He received the top mark out of 11 men who sat an exam to become Grade 1 Linemen with P.M.G. on 14 December 1968 [P22]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04734]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1955 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1956-57 - played for Carnamah Towns [4: 14-Dec-1956]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1956-1958 [4: 3-Aug-1956, 11-Jul-1958]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
He went before the Carnamah Police Court six times between 1952 and 1962 on charges of disorderly conduct [22]
     The court found him guilty on all six occasions and each time he was fined between £1 and £10 plus costs of 1/- or 2/- [22]
For a period in the 1960s worked part time as a Barber from a rented room in MARTIN Bros butchers shop in Carnamah [51]
Father of Alexander ROBINSON; Graeme TURNER; Yvette, Yvonne and Isaac WHITEHURST; and father to Keane WELLS [P1]
Passed away at the age of 51 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 8 December 1973; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 54) [P22]
His first cousin Max CHRISTOPHERS also worked as a Linesman in Carnamah for the Postmaster General's Department [P22]
His first cousin once removed "Fred" William Frederick St. George HARDWICK had previously worked in Carnamah as a saddler [P1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander John Robinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alexander-john-robinson [sources]




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