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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"James" Arthur James SAUNDERS

Butcher in Carnamah in partnership with local farmer Michael CLUNE Snr 1929-1932 [3] [4: 16-Nov-1929] [19]
     Established a new butchering business in Carnamah in 1929 and first opened for business around 11 November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
     Operated from a butcher's shop leased from Thomas J. BERRIGAN at 12 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah [3] [4: 16-Nov-1929]
     In 1930 shifted the business to part of Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [3] [4: 5-Apr-1930, 4-Oct-1930]
     A large proportion of their meat came from his partner Michael CLUNE's Lake View Farm in Carnamah [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     Advertised their business in The Irwin Index newspaper and in 1932 they called themselves "The Carnamah Butchers" [4: 7-May-1932]
     They were sellers of a choice selection of mutton, beef, pork, high-class sausages and small goods [4: 7-May-1932]
     Their advertisements also carried the line "Place your trial order now - we aim to satisfy" [4: 7-May-1932]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
     Traded variously as "Saunders & Co," "Clune and Saunders" and "Saunders and Clune" [4: 16-Nov-1929, 5-Apr-1930, 4-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the welcome to Rev. Albert W. and Mrs Murial A. CURTIS at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 8 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Came 2nd in the Single Men's Race at the Sports Day and Picnic held at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1930-1932 - was Treasurer in 1931-32 [4: 15-Nov-1930, 13-Dec-1930, 13-Feb-1932]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1931 [4: 28-Mar-1931]
Secretary of the Carnamah Anglican Church Committee in 1931 [4: 30-May-1931 & 27-Jun-1931]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Secretary in 1931 [4: 18-Apr-1931]
In 1931 he was also gatekeeper for the Carnamah Football Club and supplied the club with a training room [4: 25-Apr-1931]
Member and Gate Steward of the Carnamah Race Club in 1932 [4: 12-Mar-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]
Resided in Carnamah until 1932, which appears to have been when his partnership with Michael CLUNE Snr was dissolved [3] [19]
Butcher in Wiluna 1933-1936 [50] [225: 7-Oct-1933]
Signatory to a 1933 petition requesting that an Australian Wine Licence be granted for the township of Wilina [225: 7-Oct-1933]
Butcher in Mount Magnet in 1937 [50]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur James Saunders' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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