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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Arnold Carl Adolph BIERMANN

Born 14 August 1898 in Adelaide, South Australia [16] [55]
Son of "Carl" Erich Ernst Carl BIERMANN and Meta Ottilie WINKELMANN [2] [55]
Secretary of the West Kimberley Road Board in Derby, Western Australia for three years [120: 9-Jan-1930]
Arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia in June 1927 to take over the secretarial duties of the local Road Board [4: 25-Jun-1927]
Secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board for 20 years, from June 1927 until March 1957 [4: 25-Jun-1927, 15-Mar-1957] [7: pages 101, 117]
In October 1927 he was forced to take three months leave from his position as secretary following a serious illness [9: 14-Oct-1927]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club 1927-1934 [9: 19-Aug-1927] [4: 1-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club [4: 20-Aug-1927, 21-Apr-1928, 25-May-1929, 14-Sep-1929, 15-Mar-1930]
     Joint Secretary 1927-1928, Treasurer 1927-1929, Chairman in 1929, Treasurer in 1930 and President in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
     In 1933 he was listed as one of the stalwarts of the Carnamah Football Club who were responsible for its success [120: 5-Oct-1933]
     After seven years of service to the he retired as an office bearer of the club due to health reasons in 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
     He served as a Committee Member in 1935 and 1936, and was Vice President 1935-1937 [5: 19-Apr-1935, 17-Apr-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
     In 1937 he was the Delegate for Carnamah at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club - was Secretary 1927-1932 [4: 31-Mar-1928, 22-Mar-1930,  4-Oct-1930] [5: 5-Aug-1932]
     Attended the last ever general meeting of the Carnamah Race Club in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     Along with those present decided to disband the already in recess Club and donate its money to the Carnamah Athletic Club [5]
Inaugural Secretary 1928-1929 and Committee Member 1930 of the Carnamah Ratepayers Association [4: 6-Oct-1928, 2-Nov-1929, 22-Mar-1930]
     Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association until at least 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Founding Secretary in 1928 of a committee formed to obtain a Hospital at Carnamah [4: 17-Mar-1928]
Best man at the wedding of Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred M. LANG in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [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]
Attended the farewell to William P. WALLACE at the home of Alf NIND in Carnamah on Tuesday 16 October 1928 [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Member of a team of single man who were defeated by a married men's team at cricket in Carnamah in November 1928 [4: 24-Nov-1928]
Granted leave of absence from his duties as secretary of the Road Board for the occasion of his marriage [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     The members of the Road Board congratulated him on his upcoming marriage and presented him with a cheque [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     He left Carnamah on the lead up to his wedding on Friday 1 February 1929 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     Tendered a gift evening by 100 of his friends who assembled to meet his bride at Keith's Hall, Perth on 2 February [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     Married "Gar" Gladys Rose HAIG on 6 February 1929 at Saint John's Church in West Perth [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     His best man at his wedding was Aubrey BARNES and the bridesmaid was his sister Miss Doris BIERMANN [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     Along with Gar he arrived back in Carnamah by train on Monday 11 January 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     They received a great reception at the train station on their arrival in Carnamah by a large number of residents [4: 16-Feb-1929]
For many years his wife Gar worked for the Carnamah District Road Board as Assistant Secretary [P268]
Attended a meeting at the Carnamah Hall on 19 April 1929 to discuss the establishment of flour mills in Carnamah [86: 20-Apr-1929]
Judge of the dancing competitions at the Carnamah Football Club's Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1929-1936 [4: 26-Jan-1929, 17-Sep-1932] [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Auditor for the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
     Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for "Carnamah Reds" in 1935-36 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Elected President of the Carnamah Cricket Club at a meeting held on Friday 22 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
     President of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 29-Nov-1935, 2-Oct-1936]
     In November 1935 donated 10/- to the Carnamah Cricket Club to be raffled [5: 29-Nov-1935]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
One of the Costume Judges at the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the farewell to Mrs Ida CROSSING at the home of Mrs BADRICK in Carnamah on 10 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Card Evening held at the home of Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 12 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
His sister Miss Olga BIERMANN returned to Perth on 13 September 1929 after having spent a holiday in Carnamah [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Gave a speech at the Social Evening tendered to Mrs Ida B. SHEARD in Carnamah on Saturday 12 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
In November 1929 his sister Miss Erica BIERMANN of Perth spent a fortnights holiday staying with him in Carnamah [4: 23-Nov-1929]
Attended and was one of the costume judges at the annual Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1930 [4: 13-Sep-1930]
Carnamah Delegate on the North Midlands Football Association 1930-1935 and in 1937 [4: 3-May-1930] [5: 13-Apr-1934, 5-May-1935, 16-Apr-1937]
     He was the Association's Treasurer in 1931 and 1932, and Vice President 1934-1937 [4: 18-Apr-1931] [5: 7-Jul-1933, 8-May-1936, 30-Apr-1937]
Member of a committee formed in 1930 to help find work for unemployed Carnamah residents [4: 28-Jun-1930]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 13 June 1930 - was Worshipful Master in 1937 [96] [153]
Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
     Auditor in 1930, Financial Member 1932-1956 and Committee Member 1933-1938 [4: 2-Nov-1929] [5: 17-Nov-1933, 19-Apr-1935]
     He was one of 12 who attended the society's annual general meeting on 15 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     Secretary and Treasurer 1941-1947, President 1950, Committee Member 1952, Auditor 1952-1954 and Vice Patron in 1957 [58]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
     At the funeral he represented the Carnamah Race Club and The Irwin Index newspaper, which was based in Mingenew [4]
Chairman of the committee that arranged Carnamah's first boxing tournament in early 1932 [4: 6-Feb-1932]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Chairman / President of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1932 and 1933 [4: 7-May-1932, 23-Sep-1933]
     Following the revival of the Athletic Club in 1936 he was one of its Vice Presidents and a Committee Member [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Literary and Debating Society in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
In 1932 was the owner of a Whippet car containing number plate CA-2 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Chairman of the Carnamah School Board in 1932 [4: 9-Jul-1932]
In addition to fulfilling the duties of Secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board, he was also the local Traffic Inspector [22]
     As Traffic Inspector he had the power to order traffic offenders to appear before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
     He would issue summonses against traffic offenders which were delivered to the offender by the local Police Constable [88]
     Those charged were in most cases people who weren't licensed to drive or those driving unlicensed vehicles [22]
In 1932 his name was among those recommended for the appointment of a Justice of the Peace in Carnamah [4: 16-Jul-1932]
     During June 1935 the Carnamah District Road Board once more recommended he be appointed a Justice of the Peace [5: 21-Jun-1935]
     The recommendation was withdrawn as it was against policy to appoint a Road Board secretary a Justice of the Peace [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Rendered a vocal item at the dinner following the official opening of the new Carnamah Post Office on 30 June 1932 [7: page 183]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
Organising Secretary of the Public Farewell tended to Geoffrey K. RYDER at the Carnamah Hall on 10 September 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
His sister Miss Edna BIERMANN of Mount Lawley spent a holiday staying with him in Carnamah in December 1932 [4: 31-Dec-1932]
Steward of the Farm Display section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1933 and 1934 [5: 10-Aug-1934] [13]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club - was President 1933-1936 [5: 2-Jun-1933, 13-Apr-1934, 22-Mar-1935, 10-Apr-1936] [72]
     Attended the Repertory Club Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 18 May 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
     Producer of "The Widow Malone" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Inaugural Concert on 21 August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933] [72]
     Producer of the play "The Burglar and the Girl" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 2nd Concert on 30 November 1933 [5: 1-Dec-1933]
     Played the difficult role of the Vicar in "Pearly Pearls" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 3rd Concert on 26 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
     Attended the Repertory Social of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
     Producer of the play "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert at the Carnamah Hall on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
     Presided over the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation held in Carnamah on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     Presided over the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Played the lead of Monsieur Alphonse Petitpois in "The Wrong Flat" play at the Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
     Vice President of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
     Played the part of Richard in the play "The Ghost of Marley Hall" at the Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
     Played the difficult part of the Stoker in the one act play "The Stoker" at the Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
Attended the Card Party at John and Louisa ROOKE's home on Kilburn Farm in Carnamah on Thursday 8 June 1933 [5: 16-Jun-1933]
In June 1933 his mother Mrs BIERMANN and his brother spent a holiday staying with him in Carnamah [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Organiser of the Valedictory Social held in Carnamah on 15 July 1933 to bid farewell to Norman and Fielda SOMERS [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Attended the social tendered to recently married Brian and Gerda STACY at the Carnamah Hall on 1 July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Under doctors orders he curbed his activities to Carnamah's many sporting and local organisations in July 1932 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
The auditor of the Carnamah District Road Board's books commented on how he'd "very well and neatly kept" the books [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Attended the Valedictory Dinner tendered to Alexander B. GLOSTER at the Coorow Hotel on Monday 3 July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Committee of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended the farewell of Norman and Fielda SOMERS in Carnamah on Saturday 15 July 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park in Coorow on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Travelled to Winchester to help look for missing school teacher Arthur JACKSON on the morning of 14 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Winner of the Bridge Party held at the home of Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Thursday 16 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Helped search for and locate a native girl who went missing from a camp near DIAMOND's farm on 1 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
The Government Auditor had "never gone over a set of books so well kept" when he audited the Road Board in 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1933-1937 [5: 11-Aug-1933]
     He was the Club's Treasurer in 1935 and Secretary in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-Mar-1935, 26-Jun-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
     In the Carnamah Golf Club's competitions in 1935 he won the Charles ROBERTSON Trophy [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     Received a mantle clock from the Carnamah Golf Club in recognition of his services as Secretary in 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
In 1934 was one of seven members in a committee formed to establish a Bush Fire Brigade in Carnamah [4: 13-Jan-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Provisional Group of Toc H in 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
He was credited with the good state of the Carnamah District Road Board at its Ratepayers meeting in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Sang a duet with Vera STEPHENS at the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 4-May-1934]
     At the Smoke Social he was presented with a very fine smoker's stand in thanks for his many services to the Club [5]
     It was remarked by John BOWMAN that "he had taken an interest in every organisation and public body in the district" [5]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Granted one week leave of absence as secretary of the Road Board in May 1934 owing to the serious illness of his father [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held to raise money for books at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Winner of the Bridge Party at the home Roger and Margaret CLARK in Carnamah on Wednesday 22 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
     His parents of Perth didn't attend the funeral but sent a wreath for the grave of Mrs FORRESTER at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
Around September 1934 Miss D. BIERMANN of Mount Lawley spent a few weeks staying with him in Carnamah [4: 8-Sep-1934]
     She judged the Fancy Work section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
     During her stay in Carnamah she a visitor/member of the Carnamah Golf Club [4: 22-Sep-1934]
Member and Chairman of the Carnamah Committee of Timberlands Woodpulp Company bondholders in 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Spoke and sang at the Carnamah Repertory Club's farewell evening to Mrs Olga GRAHAM on 28 November 1934 [5: 30-Nov-1934]
Sang the song "In These Hard Times" at the Farewell Social held in Carnamah on 17 January 1935 for Douglas WALDBY [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Supplier of music at Heinie and Mina BOTHE's Golden Wedding celebration at the Coorow Hotel on 26 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 18-Oct-1935]
     Vice President in 1936-37, and Vice President and Committee Member in 1937-38 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 13-Aug-1937]
Honorary Auditor for the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1934-1948 [5: 10-Nov-1933, 20-Nov-1936] [150]
One of the speakers at the Farewell Evening tendered to William E. CLARK in Carnamah on Wednesday 30 January 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Spoke on behalf of the Athletic Club at the Farewell Social to Brian and Gerda STACY in Carnamah on 16 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
After his car broke down at Easter he left it in Moora to be repaired, and then collected the car on Monday 29 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
     While returning to Carnamah a large kangaroo hit the car's side damaging the running board, mudguards. and back of the car [5]
While returning from Moora on 29 April 1935 after having his car repaired, he hit a kangaroo, damaging the car again [5: 3-May-1935]
Sang a duet with E. Vera STEPHENS at the Seeding Service at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church on 19 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Introduced the speakers at the Farewell to Herbert E. HELLEWELL at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Winner of the Bridge Evening held at Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Thursday 6 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
M.C. and winner of the Bridge Evening held to raise Golf Club funds at the Carnamah Hostel on Friday 21 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Won the Carnamah Anglican Church's Bridge Evening held on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 at the Church Hall [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Winner of Bridge at the Presbyterian Card Evening held at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Thursday 29 August 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Motored to Perth on Monday 23 September 1935, and returned to Carnamah on 28 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935, 4-Oct-1935]
Won the Gents Bridge Prize at the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association's Card Evening on 17 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended a meeting about Wireless Interference in Carnamah on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     The main purpose of the meeting was about offsetting the cost of engine suppressors installed to combat local radio interference [5]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Himself and Amy M. DYKE sang the duet Nearer My God to Thee at the Armistice Day Service in Carnamah in 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Sang at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
In November 1935 successfully applied for nine day annual leave to be taken in conjunction with the Christmas vacation [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the entertainment to the Commonwealth Grants Commission at the Coorow Hotel on 21 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Costume judge at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Appointed Chairman of the Carnamah District Cricket Association at a meeting in Winchester on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
     Nominated and selected as the manager of the Carnamah District Cricket Association's 1936 Country Week team [5: 24-Jan-1936]
     The Carnamah District Cricket Association successfully requested he be granted annual leave for the Country Week Cricket [5]
     A week later he regretfully reported that he was unable to accept the position of Manager for the Country Week team [5: 31-Jan-1936]
He was taken seriously ill to the Carnamah Private Hospital on Thursday evening 6 February 1936 [5: 14 & 21-Feb-1936]
     The next day his condition caused grave anxiety, and over the following weeks he recovered at the Carnamah Private Hospital [5]
     He was discharged from the Carnamah Private Hospital looking much improved on Tuesday 25 February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
     Further recovered at his home in Carnamah, and was able to leave his bed during the second week of March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
     The Carnamah District Road Board granted him two months sick leave on full pay from 7 February until 6 April 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
     During his illness he was relieved by retired Road Board secretary Walter J. COHN, formerly of the Merredin Road Board [5]
     Resumed his duties with the Carnamah District Road Board on Monday 6 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
As Secretary & Traffic Inspector of the Road Board he spoke with Carnamah police Constable PLUNKETT on 14 April 1936 [88]
     Successfully requested that the Constable render assistance in stopping youths from riding bicycles on Carnamah footpaths [88]
     He appeared on behalf of the Road Board for traffic prosecutions that went before the Carnamah Police Court [5: 28-Aug-1936]
At his request he had been granted his three weeks annual leave and a week's overdue leave not taken in 1934 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
     At the commencement of his leave on Monday 4 May 1936 he travelled to Perth [5: 17-Apr-1936, 8-May-1936]
     Embarked Fremantle on the Koolinda on Wednesday 6 May 1936 on a winter cruise to Darwin, Northern Territory [5: 8-May-1936]
     Arrived back in Fremantle on the Koolinda on Friday 29 May 1936 and returned to Carnamah the next day by train [5: 29-May-1936]
     During his absence and previous illness he was relieved as secretary of the Carnamah Golf Club by Henry W. SMITH [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Represented Carnamah at the Road Board Association's 21st Annual Road Board Conference in Perth in August 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
He was taken suddenly ill during a meeting of the Carnamah Golf Club committee on Wednesday evening 22 July 1936 [5]
     He was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital and two days later his condition was reported as "favourable" [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     Another week on and he was progressing favourably and expected to be discharged from hospital on 1 August 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
     During this illness he was relieved ass secretary of the Carnamah Golf Club by Albert J. MORTIMER [5: 31-Jul-1936]
     He was to represent Carnamah at the Road Board Association's 21st Annual Road Board Conference in Perth [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     It appears as though Road Board chairman James K. FORRESTER attended the Road Board Conference in his place [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Gave evidence at a meeting of the North Midlands Football Association's Disputes Board on Monday 21 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     The Board ruled Arrino forfeited the Grand Final to Carnamah by playing a disqualified player and refusing to finish the match [5]
Speaker at the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
After securing a week's leave motored to Perth on 30 October 1936 accompanied by local farmer Andrew S. CUMMING [5: 30-Oct-1936]
     After a week in Perth himself and stationmaster Albert J. MORTIMER returned to Carnamah on 9 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
     At the meeting he was appointed secretary of a committee to handle the matter and then report back at another meeting [5]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Monday 18 January 1937 to undergo an operation [5: 22 & 29-Jan-1937]
     After undergoing two operations at the Saint John of God Hospital in Subiaco he was "showing marked improvement" [5]
     Returned to Carnamah on Thursday night 18 January 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Sent his apologies for the Farewell Social & Dance for Andrew G. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hall on 6 March 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Travelled to Perth on Thursday 18 March 1937 to receive medical attention, and returned to Carnamah over the weekend [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 28 April 1937 to organise Coronation Celebrations for the children of Carnamah [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth on 12 May [5]
Inaugural Vice President of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
On behalf of the Road Board he met with Albert E. GREEN, M.H.R. when he visited Carnamah on Saturday 29 May 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Organised a Bridge & Card Evening which was held at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 27 July 1937 [5]
     The evening was in aid of Miss Nan DAVISON - Carnamah's  entrant in the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Spoke for the Road Board and the public at the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM in Carnamah on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
His sister and brother-in-law Johanna V. D. and Herbert H. TULIP of Perth visited them in Carnamah in September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Attended the informal dinner to celebrate the birthday of Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association's Grasshopper Eradication Committee in 1937 [0: image 02876]
In 1938 it was said that he was "a consistent advocate of the district's qualities" [120: 13-Oct-1938]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
Secretary of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League in 1939 [0: image 03862]
Vice President of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1940 [0: image 03952]
Steward of the Sheep Weight Competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 12 September 1940 [13]
     It cost 1/- to enter the competition to guess the weight of the sheep, and the winner of the competition won the sheep [13]
Secretary of the Voluntary Pre-selection Committee that dealt with local Royal Australian Air Force applicants in 1940 [0: image 03942 / 3]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at Howard H. CHAPPEL’s Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Resided with his wife and children at 15 Caron Street [P69] in 1941 and 1942 and was telephone number Carnamah-26 [60]
Member of Carnamah’s Miniature Rifle Club 1941-1952 [0: images 02933, 04394 & 04654]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1941 and 1943 [0: images 02933 & 04230]
Auditor of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Find in 1942 [0: image 04174]
Class 2 Warrant Officer in Carnamah's Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps 1942- [16]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Crops in 1942 [0: image 02974]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1943 to 1949 [109]
President of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1944 [0: image 04580]
Secretary of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1944 [0: image 04590]
In 1944, in addition to being Secretary and Traffic Inspector, he was also the Carnamah District Road Board’s Vermin Inspector [22]
Became the correspondent of local news for The North Midland Times newspaper during 1945 when it moved to Perth [0: image 04352]
Vice President and Auditor of the Carnamah Golf Club 1945-1951 [0: images 04329 & 04616]
Telephone number Carnamah-52 from 1947 to 1956 [60]
President in 1947 and Patron 1950-1952 of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club [0: images 04414, 04532 & 04654]
Member for Carnamah on the Dr Mayrhofer Memorial Trust Fund committee in 1950 [4: 16-Dec-1950]
Auditor for the Coorow Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Acted as a local representative of the Department of Native Affairs in 1951 [0: image 04616]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of August cost £1.18.8 [53]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04732]
Himself and his wife were the guests of honour at a dinner and valedictory social in Carnamah on 12 March 1957 [4: 29-Mar-1957]
The dinner was tendered by the Carnamah District Road Board in appreciation of their services to the Board [4: 29-Mar-1957]
The public valedictory social was attended by about 400 people from Carnamah, Coorow and Waddy Forest [4: 29-Mar-1957]
Along with his wife Gar left Carnamah on 14 March 1957 and made his way to their new home in Albany WA [4: 15-Mar-1957]
They ran the Weld Hotel in Albany in conjunction with their son-in-law and daughter [4: 1-Mar-1957 & 15-Mar-1957]
Later resided in Carnarvon and then in Perth [P268]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [2]
Father of Arnold and Helen [P268]
Died 6 April 1983; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]
Also known as Arnold Charles BIERMAN, F.A.B.I., F.I.M.A. [34]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 9 January 1930:
Country Towns and Districts – Carnamah’s Advancement
“Having gained all round experience in the Chief Secretary’s Department over a period of 12 years, Mr. A. C. Bierman, the secretary of the Carnamah Road Board, forsook the civil service for municipal work. His first appointment in the new field was to the secretaryship of the West Kimberley Road Board, which resulted in a residence of three years in Derby. During his occupation of the position he was commissioner for the West Kimberley district for seven months, when the members of the board had resigned on a matter of vital public importance. Mr. Bierman went to Carnamah from Derby two and a half years ago. A breakdown in health shortly after his arrival necessitated a trip to Singapore. In the prosperous wheatbelt township he figures largely in public activities. He is secretary of the race club, now being re-organised, chairman of committees and treasurer of the cricket and football clubs, and a delegate to the North Midlands Football Association. Mr. Bierman was born in the City of Churches [Adelaide] and educated in Perth.”


From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 5 October 1933:
Country Towns and Districts – Three Springs and Carnamah – Rich Pastoral and Wheat Lands – A Progressive Community
“The secretary of the Carnamah Road Board, Mr A.C. Bierman, who has held that position for nearly seven years, is a native of Adelaide. He arrived in this State in 1904, and entered the civil service, serving in the Chief Secretary’s department for an unbroken period of 13 years. On retiring from the service he was appointed secretary of the West Kimberley Road Board at Derby, and served in that capacity for three years. On the resignation of the members of the road board in a body as a protest against the apathy of the Government in their treatment and protection of the lepers in the district, he was appointed Commissioner for the road board district. Soon after relinquishing that position, he was appointed to the position which he holds at present. Outside his official capacity, Mr Bierman has proved himself a competent organiser in the sporting and social activities of the district, and consequently has earned the respect and friendship of the community.”


Arnold Carl Adolph BIERMANN was a pallbearer at the funerals of the following local residents:
Local child Thomas Brian SOMERS of Carnamah, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 7 December 1931
Mrs Jane ROBERTSON of Carnamah, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 15 May 1932
Carnamah farmer Richard ROBERTSON, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 9 July 1932
Carnamah farmer John LANG, who was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 24 December 1935 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Carnamah agent William Bernard SHERIDAN, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Robert PALFREYMAN of Carnamah, who was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 11 August 1938
Mrs Doris FORRESTER of Carnamah, who was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 10 October 1939
Mrs Eliza Wilhelmina BOTHE of Coorow, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 20 August 1942
Mrs Louise Augusta Johanne GERSCH of Carnamah, who was buried at the Three Springs Cemetery on 24 March 1946
Mrs Lilias Michie POWER of Carnamah, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 2 December 1947
Coorow farmer George HUTCHCRAFT, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 28 January 1949
Coorow farmer Baxter Diedrich BOTHE, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 23 February 1950
Ronald Alfred DEWAR of Carnamah, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 28 April 1952
Mrs Ada Rose HAIG of Carnamah, who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 September 1955


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 13 September 1935:
Obituary – The Late Mr Carl Biermann
The death occurred on Friday, September 6, when the late Mr. Carl Biermann, accountant, of 33 Barrack Street, Perth, passed away at the Perth Public Hospital after an illness extending over 18 months. The deceased who was 65 years of age resided in South Australia for 18 years and for the last 30 years had lived in Perth. For 11 years he was on the staff of the State Taxation Department, and for 17 years before his death practised on his own account as a taxation specialist. Mr Biermann was foundation present of the Verein Germania, and subsequently the honorary life presidency was conferred on him. He was well-known in business circles and respected. The late Mr Biermann leaves five daughters, Mrs H. H. Tulip, Mount Lawley, Mrs R. M. Elliott, Kalgoorlie, Ella, Edna and Erica, West Perth, two sons, Arnold, Carnamah, and Hugo, Southern Cross, and four grand children, Helen and Junior Bierman, Carnamah, and Anthony and Diane Elliott, Kalgoorlie. His wife, the late Mrs M. O. Biermann, predeceased him last year. The funeral took place in the Lutheran portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. R. M. Graebner officiated at the graveside.”


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arnold Carl Adolph Biermann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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