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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Peter" Charles Frederick METTAM

Born 1924 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of "Charlie" Charles Alfred METTAM and "Dorothy" Dorothea Maude Cudmore ANDREWS [P39]
Arrived in Carnamah with his parents during the last week of August 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
Resided with his parents and brothers Robin and Donald in Carnamah from 1932 to 1937 [5: 2-Sep-1932, 23-Jul-1937] [6]
Student at the Carnamah State School [5: 9-Oct-1936] [7: page 87] [97]
     At the conclusion of 1933 received one of the prizes for the most hardworking student in Grade II [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball on Saturday 27 October 1934 dressed as an "Engine Driver" [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Came 2nd in the 9-10 years Boys Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday in 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won a 2nd prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Won the 11 years Boys Running Race and came 2nd in the 10 and 11 years Boys Sack Race [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as a "Chimney Sweep" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Competed in the Under 14 Years Bike Race at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Competed as a Junior Rider in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday of each week in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
     Came 3rd in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Junior Bike Race at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 9 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Came 2nd in the 11-13 years Boys Running Race the Reunion of South Australians in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     Won the 12 Years Boys Running Race and with a distance of 26 feet 6½ inches won the 11 & 12 Years Hop Step & Jump [5]
     Also came 3rd in the 11 & 12 Years Boys Broad Jump and 3rd in the Boys 220 Yards Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Prince" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936-37 - played for "Carnamah B" [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Competed at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 29 March 1937 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 10-12 Years Boys Running Race and came 3rd in the Boys Bike Race of two laps of the oval [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     He won both the 13 Years & Over Boys Running Race and the 12 to 15 Years Boys 220 Yards Running Race [5]
     Together himself and "Bill" K. Thomas SHERIDAN came 2nd in the 12 to 15 Years Boys Running Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Following his father's transfer left Carnamah with his parents and shifted to Perth on Thursday 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [2]
Died 12 December 1945; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 10B, 13) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Frederick Mettam' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-frederick-mettam [reference list]




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