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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Allan Tasman BLACK

Born 8 July 1912 in Boulder, Western Australia [16]
Married "Wyn" Winifred Grace MUIR in Perth in 1939 [66]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 1 March 1942 [16]
     Flying Officer 415855 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Ferry Unit (ME) during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 March 1946 [16]
In 1947 purchased from A. Norman MOSEDALE the general store at 7 Macpherson St, Carnamah [57 - power changed to Black in May 1947]
General Merchant and Storekeeper in Carnamah at 7 Macpherson Street 1947-1952[6] [13]
     Seller of groceries, fruit, vegetables, household hardware, firearms and ammunitions [13]
     Advertised his business as "The Friendly Store" in the Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1947 show [13]
     His store was telephone number Carnamah-47 from 1947 to 1952[13] [60]
     In 1952 was a sub-dealer for Saleeba's Service Station of Moora, who were sellers of Ford cars [4: 19-Apr-1952]
    Through agencies he was also a seller of combines and ploughs in 1952 [0: image 04641]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was Vice President 1948-1950 and Treasurer 1950-1951 [52]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1947 and 1948 [0: image 04483] [72]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1952 [13]
Travelled to Perth to attend the wedding of his shop assistant John F. PATERSON on 14 January 1950 [4: 21-Jan-1950]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was President in 1950 and 1951 [0: image 04611] [4: 16-Dec-1950]
Member of the Carnamah Men's Hockey Club in 1951 [7: page 202]
In 1952 he collected donations in Carnamah for the Travelling Infant Health Clinic Appeal [0: image 04692]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 16 May 1952 [96]
Received electricity at his home and shop from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son[53]
In 1952 paid Henry Parkin & Son £2.12.8 for electricity to his house and £2.14.10 for electricity to his shop per month [53]
Sold his storekeeping business in Carnamah to "Len" J. Leonard SCHIER on 4 August 1952 [0: image 04666]
Remained in Carnamah for a few months following the sale to continue running his school bus [0: image 04666]
On 31 October 1952 held a sale in Carnamah to sell the entire of his household furniture [0: image 04684]
On leaving Carnamah he hoped to open a store in the south west of Western Australia [0: image 04666]
Later resided in Manjimup and then in the southern Perth suburb of Rockingham[45]
Passed away at the Carinya of Bicton nursing home at 220 Preston Point Road in the Perth suburb of Bicton [45]
Father of Bev [45]
Died 10 October 2006; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra [2] [45]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Allan Tasman Black' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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