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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ralph" Angelo Raffaele TACOBUCCI

Born C.1896 in Boiano, Campobasso, Italy [2] [4: 13-Feb-1932]
During the First World War he served with the Engineers of the Italian Army [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Departed Naples, Italy on the steamship Caprera and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 6 February 1927 [63]
Purchased from the Government Gov Lot 11 in the Carnamah townsite for £12 in Geraldton on 11 July 1928 [81: 22-Jul-1928]
Tinsmith, Builder and Plumber in Carnamah 1931-1969 [3] [6] [19]
Resided at 6 Railway Avenue in Carnamah (Gov Lot 11), where he built half a house [P99]
He built the front half of his house, however it went straight down at the back, and remained as such for years until he finished it [P99]
Initially worked for his uncle "Joe" Guiseppe LAURELLA, who resided with him in Railway Avenue, Carnamah [P92]
In 1932, while living in Carnamah, he applied for naturalisation [4: 13-Feb-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]
Assisted the Carnamah Golf Club with the creation of their new golf course at Centenary Park in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Saturday 13 January 1934 for his first holiday in four years [5: 19-Jan-1934]
     After a few months absence he returned to Carnamah on Monday 23 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Won 1st prize for Carnations exhibited in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Later on during the depression he went looking for gold at Rothsay near Perenjori [P99]
In 1937 he was mining alone at the old Alma Mine out of Fields Find [88]
     His uncle Joe reported to the Carnamah Police Station on 17 September 1937 that he hadn't heard from him in eight weeks [88]
     His uncle stated it was unusual not to have heard from him for so long, and he was afraid he had been injured [88]
Worked for a number of years for Carnamah builder and contractor Charles J. DALLIMORE [P92]
     He did all of the plumbing for houses that his employer built and also for the houses he pulled down and re-erected [P7]
     Also worked making tanks for Charles J. DALLIMORE [P7]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1958 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1944 [0: image 04261]
Said to have always referred to money as "King George" whose face appeared on coins [P99]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 paid a flat monthly rate of 15/- for his electricity [53]
When he had come out to Australia his wife and children had remained in Italy[P92]
His wife and eldest son John decided to come out and join him and arrived in Carnamah much to his surprise [P92]
Resided in Carnamah until his death in 1969 [2]
Father of John and two daughters [P92]
Died 18 August 1969; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, ZF, 46) [2]
His surname also appeared as IACOBUCCI [2] [63], JACOBUCCI and YACOBUCCI [5: 14-Sep-1934] [86: 29-Oct-1932]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Angelo Raffaele Tacobucci' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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