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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Annie Morrison BLACK / BURNS

Born 10 May 1890 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland [28]
Daughter of joiner James BLACK and Catherine MCFARLANE [28]
At birth her given names were registered as Ann Morrison but for most of her life she used the names Annie Morrison [15] [50] [66]
She was one of at least four children with elder brothers Alexander and Peter and a younger brother John [20]
In 1891 she was living with her parents and brothers at West Porter Lodge, Alloa Park in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland [20]
Married Carnamah saddler and boot-maker "Jock" John BURNS in 1925 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Resided with her husband and later children in Carnamah from June 1925 until April 1935 [5: 3-Apr-1936] [9: 19-Jun-1925] [19]
They lived in a three roomed house adjoining her husband's business premises at 13 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as "Yellow & Black Pierrot" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
On the evening of 19 May 1929 she raised the alarm about smoke coming from Stan O'GRADY's garage in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Gave birth to a son in Carnamah on 11 November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
Won 1st prize for a Collection of Pickles, Sauces and Chutney at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 won 1st prize for Snapdragon flowers and 2nd for Best Decorated Cake [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Received 2nd prizes for Sweet Peas and Iceland Poppies at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 29-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 1st prize for Geranium in Pot in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Her husband's property was assigned to the accountancy firm R. Goyne Miller, who sold it by auction on 7 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
At the auction she got the auctioneer, Alexander R. G. BARR of Three Springs, to sell some of her household items [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     At the auction sold a four-piece bedroom suite, dining room table, sideboard, two carvers, two easy chairs, six chairs, [5]
     3-foot 6-inch stretcher, iron double bedstead, kitchen tables, large cupboard, meat safe, cooler, wash tubs, two jarrah fenders, [5]
     petrol lamp, canvas verandah blinds, and a quantity of bedding, kitchen utensils and household items [5]
Along with her husband and sons left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Tuesday evening 7 April 1936 [5: 3 & 10-Apr-1936]
After leaving Carnamah resided with her husband and children in the Perth suburb of Scarborough [2] [16]
Mother of Ian, Hamish and Fraser [--]
Died 6 October 1968; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Morrison Black / Burns' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/annie-morrison-black [sources]




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