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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Charles" Carlo Luigi ALESSANDRINI

Born 15 December 1908 in Tenna, Trento Province, Italty [338]
Son of Luigi and Maria ALESSANDRINI [30: item 1328390]
Departed Genoa, Italy on the steamship Citta di Genova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 17 December 1925 [338]
He travelled to Western Australia as a minor, aged 17, in the care of Beniamino PASSAMANI [30: item 1328390]
Contractor in Coorow 1931-1937 [50]
     In 1931, while living at Coorow he applied for naturalisation under the Commonwealth Nationality Act 1929-25 [39: 7-Feb-1931]
     He made his application for naturalisation through Moora solicitor Valdemar O. FABRICIUS [39: 7-Feb-1931]
Married Doris Gwen MACFARLANE in Perth in 1937 [66]
In the 1940s worked as a Truck Driver and lived at 13 Coode Street and then 40 Murray Street in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [50]
Received a compound fracture of the skull and a fractured right thigh after the truck he was driving overturned near Goomalling [39]
     He swerved to miss a car while driving an empty diesal truck from Goomalling or Dowerin on Thursday evening 31 May 1951 [39]
     Upon swerving the truck ran off the road and struck a tree, leaving him pinned under the canopy of the truck [39]
     He was freed by a police constable from Goomalling and taken to the North Hospital and then to the Royal Perth Hospital [39]
     In Perth he was operated on and the following day his condition was reported to be "quite satisfactory" [39: 2-Jun-1951]
A truck he was driving collided with the railway engine of a goods train at a railway crossing at Kauring on 12 November 1952 [39]
     The impact forced the truck, which was empty, about 20 feet through a fence and into a paddock [39]
     He was taken by ambulance to the York Hospital where he was admitted for treatment [39: 12-Nov-1952]
During the 1950s he was working as a Timber Worker and moved to 10 Wilson Street in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Embleton [2]
Died 30 April 1968; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PC, 476) [2]
Also known as Charles ANDRI [30: item 1328390]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Carlo Luigi Alessandrini' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from [sources]

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