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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Arnie" Arnold Ernest SAGGERS

Born 31 January 1905 in Yalgoo, Western Australia [P376]
Son of Norman SAGGERS and Edith Jane POWELL [P376]
Resided in Mingenew until shifting to Three Springs in mid 1927 [4: 11-Jun-1927, 13-Aug-1927]
In late June 1927 he took over his brother Norman W. SAGGERS' butchers business in Three Springs [4: 11-Jun-1927]
Butcher in Three Springs 1927-1948 [4] [6] [19]
     Wholesale and Retail Butcher specialising in corned beef and sausages [120: 15-Oct-1936]
     Purchased local prime stock for cash, and despatched orders for meat to nearby districts by train [120: 15-Oct-1936]
     His business premises in Three Springs were telephone number Three Springs-11 [4: 19-Oct-1929] [60]
     He and his father, who was a butcher in Mingenew, advertised their businesses together in The Irwin Index newspaper [4]
     Damage to his butchering premises caused by floods cost him £60 in repairs in 1932 and another £40 in 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
     Ran his butchering business until October 1948 when he sold it to Christopher J. NORRISH [4: 6-Nov-1948]
Converted to Catholicism and was baptised and confirmed by Michael LYNCH at Saint Paul's in Three Springs on 10 August 1927 [91]
Married Elsie Mary FENTON in Fremantle on Saturday 13 August 1927 [4: 13-Aug-1927] [66]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928, and donated £2/2/- to the Committee in 1928 [124]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Won 1st prize for Baconer in the Swine section of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Donated a case of fruit for the patients of the north Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs over Christmas in 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Entrant in the Popular Husband's Competition held in Three Springs in 1933 to raise funds for the Convent Building Fund [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Inaugural Vice Captain of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 27-Oct-1933, 9-Nov-1934]
Spent a few days holiday over the Christmas break of 1933 at Dongara Beach [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1934 [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Made a speech at Hugh MCHARG and Gladys BASTIAN's wedding reception in Three Springs on Tuesday 5 June 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Awarded 2nd prize for a Vase of Flowers exhibited in the Flower section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Won the Handicap 120 Yard running race at the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports in Three Springs on 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers' Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board at 3 p.m. on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Travelled to Perth during Easter and won an £80 double at the Trots in Perth on Saturday 27 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Judged the Pig section at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held in Coorow on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
He was among those from Three Springs who travelled to Perth in October 1935 to attend the Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
After spending the weekend in Perth he returned to Three Springs early on Tuesday 11 February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936-37, and a Committee Member in 1937-38 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 2-Jul-1937]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
A field demonstration of four McCormick Deering tractors was held on his farm on Wednesday 5 August 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Visitor at the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
In early December 1936 he was a patient at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Travelled to Perth on Thursday 1 April 1937 to attend the King's Cup Race Meeting at Ascot Park on the weekend [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Vice President of the Three Springs Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Part of the male ballet in pink skirts who performed at the Novelty Dance Evening in Three Springs on 15 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Performed again with the ballet to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert in Carnamah on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Helped organise the Farewell for Barney & Frances BARNHART, which was held in Three Springs on 3 February 1938 [4: 12-Feb-1938]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
After selling his butchering business in October 1948 he appears to have continued to reside in Three Springs until 1962 [4: 6-Nov-1948] [19]
Speaker at the Valedictory Social for stationmaster Herbert E. REYNOLDS in Three Springs during November 1949 [4: 19-Nov-1949]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Applecross from 1963 until his death in 1994 [2] [4: 26-Apr-1963]
Died 21 December 1994; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn D, 380) [2]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 6 November 1948:
Change of Business at Three Springs - Public Notice
"Mr A. E. Saggers, who has conducted a butchering establishment at Three Springs for the past twenty years, desires to advise customers and the public of the district generally that he has disposed of his business to Mr Chris Norris, who is a very capable tradesman. In making this announcement, Mr Saggers also desires to express thanks to all customers for the generous measure of patronage accorded him during his long business association with Three Springs, and he hopes that the same patronage will be accorded Mr Norris as his successor. All outstanding accounts due to Mr Saggers may be paid to him at Three Springs."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arnold Ernest Saggers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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