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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Charlie" Charles ROBERTSON

Born 16 October 1900 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [28]
Son of "Dick" Richard ROBERTSON and Jane SYME [28]
Resided with his parents at Denend Colliery in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [20] [28]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Osterley and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 May 1915 [P1]
Shortly after arrival settled with his parents on a Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah, Western Australia [P136]
Resided with his parents on Lot M951 of Woodbine Farm on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah [P136]
Farmer with his father of Woodbine Farm until C.1926 when he began working in Carnamah as a Commission Agent [P136]
Commission Agent in Carnamah 1926-1932 [4] [5] [6]
     In 1926 was an Agent for Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd, Overland cars, Federal Knight trucks, Richard Purser & Co, [4]
     McCormick-Dearing tractors, International trucks, G.W.S. Eaton (Taxation Returns), and A.M.P. Insurance [4: 14-Aug-1926]
     Advertised his Carnamah based agency business in The Irwin Index newspaper [4: 14-Aug-1926]
     In 1926 he could be contacted on telephone number Carnamah-8 (which was the number for Woodbine Farm) [4: 14-Aug-1926] [60]
     In May 1927 had Charles J. DALLIMORE erect premises for his agency at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [4] [4: 7-May-1927]
     His premises were a little building between Ernest C. ANDREWS' butcher shop and Elder Smith & Company's premises [P399]
     His agency office at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah was telephone number Carnamah-28 [3] [60]
     In May 1927, in addition to his many other agencies, he became an agent for Messrs Harris Scaarfe & Sandover [4: 7-May-1927]
     He became the local agent for Chrysler cars later in 1927 and at the same time purchased himself a new Chrysler car [4: 10-Sep-1927]
     Also a buyer of sheepskins, kangaroo skins and other such items [4: 6-Oct-1928]
     By mid 1927 there were 36 McCormick-Deering tractors in his district, with all or most having been sold through him [4: 23-Jul-1927]
     Local agent for the International Harvester Company until selling the agency to Charles THOMPSON in July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Married "Winnie" Winifred Margaret LANG at the Carnamah Church on 28 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
     Best man at his wedding was the secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board secretary, Arnold C. A. BIERMANN [4]
     Following their wedding ceremony a reception and later dance were held in the Carnamah Hall to celebrate their marriage [4]
     Initially resided with his wife in a house on his father's Woodbine Farm in Carnamah [P1]
Among those they invited to their wedding included John and Louisa ROOKE, Bill and Isabel SARGENT, [4: 31-Mar-1928]
     Bob and Effie FORRESTER, Jim and Chris FORRESTER, Harold and Eva NAIRN, Lou and Ettie PARKER, Annie ROSS, [4]
     Robert NIVEN, Elizabeth TULLY, Ann LEASK, Gladys HAIG, Jack and Alma CULLEN, Bert and Gladys MORTIMER, [4]
     Annie NIVEN, Alf and Hannah HOLLINGSWORTH, Angus MCGILP, Arnold BIERMANN, Neil GRAHAM, John LEASK, [4]
     Robert PALFREYMAN, John and Maggie BOWMAN, Hans HÄUSSLER, John LANG, Kim HOLMES and John TULLY [4]
Farmer of Woodbine Farm in Carnamah 1932-1941 [6] [60]
     Following the death of his father in July 1932 he re-commenced farming Woodbine Farm in Carnamah [6]
     Appears to have ceased working as a Commission Agent and stopped using his business premises in Carnamah in 1932 [3]
     Sold his business premises, or office, at 14 Macpherson Street to the Carnamah branch of Country Women's Association [P99]
     His telephone number on the farm from 1932 to 1941 was Carnamah-8 [60]
     Ownership of Woodbine Farm was transferred from the estate of his father into his own name on 13 April 1933 [3]
     The farm was 969 acres in size and consisted of Lots M951, M1112 and M1122 of Victoria Location 1934 [3]
"Loyal and faithful correspondent" for Westralian Newspapers Ltd who owned both The West Australian and The Western Mail [100]
     Fulfilled the duties as the Carnamah correspondent for Westralian Newspapers for many years until resigning in May 1935 [100]
Commission Agent in Carnamah 1942-1955 [6] [60]
     Representative in Carnamah for Westralian Farmers Ltd / Westralian Farmers Co-op Ltd from 1943 until 1955 [60]
     Resided in Caron Street, Carnamah 1945-1948 and then his own house at 45 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1949-1966 [60]
     He had purchased the block at 45 Macpherson Street from Mrs Annie NIVEN of Carnamah in 1935 [3] [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     From 1945 until 1966 he was telephone number Carnamah-2 [60]
Played the piano at the dance held in the evening of the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Played the piano at the Euchre Party & Dance at Mrs Annie DAVIESON's home in Carnamah on 8 November 1919 [10: 14-Nov-1919]
His horse Wheat Bag came 2nd in the Farmers Race at the Picnic Race Meeting held in Carnamah on 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
Attended the wedding of Robert CALDOW and May BYRNE at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 5 October 1921 [9: 21-Oct-1921]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1921-1929 [10: 27-May-1921] [4: 20-Aug-1927, 6-Jul-1929]
     Later made a Life Member of the Carnamah Football Club [7: page 199]
Member of the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party in 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
Sang "Japanese Sailor Man" and "My Old Shako" at the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party's Concert on 7 September 1922 [9]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1923-1935 [9: 2-Mar-1923] [5: 21-Oct-1932, 25-Jan-1935]
     Captain of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1926-27, 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 27-Apr-1929, 14-Dec-1929, 15-Nov-1930] [39: 30-Oct-1926]
     On Sunday 28 October 1928 played in the first ever cricket match of the Coorow and Districts Cricket Association [4: 3-Nov-1928]
     In February 1929 was one of five Carnamah cricketers who travelled to Perth to participate in country week cricket [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for "Carnamah Blues" in 1935-36 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     Represented the Carnamah District Cricket Association in their game against the North Midlands on 1 December 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     Played for the Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     Represented the North Midlands at Country Week Cricket in Perth during the second week of February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Secretary of Carnamah's Presbyterian Church Building Committee in 1927 [4: 14-May-1927]
     In August 1927 spent a few days in Perth in connection with Carnamah's new Presbyterian Church [9: 19-Aug-1927]
     Inaugural General Secretary of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Board of Management in 1929 [4: 26-Oct-1929]
     Organised a Dance held after the Ladies Guild's Sale of Work on Saturday 13 December 1930, which raised about £5 [4: 20-Dec-1930]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1927-1946 [9: 21-Oct-1927] [13] [58]
     Also a Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1932, 1940, 1941, 1947 and 1957 [13]
     Steward of the Dairy Produce section at the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1933 and 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934][13]
     Steward of the Pig section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
     Donated the trophy for the Confectionary, Fancy Work and Flower sections for the Society's Shows 1935 to 1939 [5: 20-Sep-1935] [13]
     Steward of the Children's Events at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 11 September 1941 [13]
Sang a song at the send-off for local postmaster Harold E. G. BLENCOWE at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1927 [4: 10-Sep-1927]
Also sang at the Social & Dance in aid of the local Roman Catholic Building Fund in Carnamah on 10 September 1927 [4: 17-Sep-1927]
Master of Ceremonies to the crowd of 400 at the Bachelors' & Spinsters' Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 31 October 1927 [39: 8-Nov-1927]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club from as early as 1927-28 [9: 28-Sep-1928] [5: 10-Aug-1934, 16-Aug-1935, 24-Jul-1936] [39: 20-Mar-1930]
     Captain in 1928-29, the latter part of 1929-30 and from 1934-35 to 1936-37 [9: 23-Mar-1928]
     Served as Secretary of the Carnamah Tennis Club for the second half of the 1933-34 season [5: 19-Jan-1934]
     Along with Daisy BOWMAN won the Carnamah Tennis Club's Doubles Tennis Tournament held in April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Represented Carnamah at meetings of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1935-36 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
     In 1935 himself and James K. FORRESTER donated the iron for the Carnamah Tennis Club's new clubhouse [5: 6-Dec-1935]
     Donated a trophy to the Carnamah Tennis Club at a meeting of the Club on Tuesday 3 December 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
     Accepted the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association Shield on behalf of his Club on 5 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
     Committee Member, Social Committee Member and Selection Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5]
     Himself and three others from the Club travelled to Geraldton on 26 November 1936 to inspect potential new courts [5: 27-Nov-1936]
     Spoke at the opening of the Club's new enclosed colas courts at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 31 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
     Social Committee Member in 1937-38 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     In 1937-38 he was also Chairman of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association [5: 24-Dec-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society 1927-1930 [4: 17-Mar-1928, 23-Aug-1930] [9: 29-Jul-1927]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
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]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1928 [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Master of Ceremonies at the Roman Catholic Church's Dance on Saturday 24 November 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 1-Dec-1928]
Master of Ceremonies at the Anglican Church Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 1 December 1928 [4: 8-Dec-1928]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club 1927-1934 [9: 8-Apr-1927] [4: 21-Dec-1929] [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association 1928-1934 [4: 10-Nov-1928 & 13-Jan-1934]
Attended a meeting at the Carnamah Hall on 19 April 1929 to discuss the establishment of flour mills in Carnamah [86: 20-Apr-1929]
On Saturday 11 May 1929 attended the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
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]
On Thursday 8 August 1929 attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s [53]
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]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 13 June 1930 - was Worshipful Master in 1938 [96] [153]
Master of Ceremonies of the Carnamah Girls Club's annual Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
He was in charge of the dancing at the evening Ball held after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Rendered a vocal item at the dinner following the official opening of the new Carnamah Post Office on 30 June 1932 [7: page 183]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Goal Umpire during the finals of the North Midlands Football Association in 1932[5: 2-Sep-1932]
Won 1st prize for a Yearling Draught Gelding or Filly in the Horse section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Sang a song at the farewell to Frank and Mary BADRICK at the Carnamah Town Hall on 1 November 1932 [5: 4-Nov-1932]
With a plot of Bencubbin wheat came 5th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1932 [5: 20-Jan-1933]
On 9 February 1933 attended the meeting in Carnamah at which Federal Member A. E. GREEN, M.H.R. was entertained [5: 17-Feb-1933]
Also sung a song at the wedding of Robert KING and Mollie JAMES at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 17 April 1933 [5: 21-Apr-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1933-1937, and a Committee Member in 1933 and 1935 [5: 2-Jun-1933, 22-Mar-1935, 7-May-1937] [72]
     Attended the Repertory Club Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 18 May 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
     Played Mr O'Brian in the play "The Widow Malone" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Inaugural Concert on 21 August 1933 [72]
     Also sang four songs (Captain Mac, A Bowl of Roses, A Dawning and Rolling Down to Reo) at the Inaugural Concert [5: 25-Aug-1933]
     Played the convict in "The Bishop's Candlesticks" at the Repertory Club's 2nd Concert on 30 November 1933 [5: 1-Dec-1933]
     Sang a song at the Carnamah Repertory Club's farewell evening to Mrs Olga GRAHAM on 28 November 1934 [5: 30-Nov-1934]
     Played Joe Tubb in the play "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Fifth Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
     Performed at the Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
          In addition to his acting as a "rather seasoned artist" he also rendered the songs "Tit Willow" and "Smithin' Through" [5]
     Sang a song at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social at the Carnamah Hall on Friday evening 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Sang "Smilin' Thro" and played Billings the servant in "The Wrong Flat" at the Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
     Sang a song at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
     Played the Captain in "The Stoker" and sang "Captain Mac" and "Smilin' Thru" at the Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the send-off social and dance to Charles S. MACDONALD at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 29 June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Assisted the Carnamah Golf Club with the creation of their new golf course at Centenary Park in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
     Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
     Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1933-1936 [5: 11-Aug-1933]
     Vice Captain of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 and Captain in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-Mar-1935, 8-May-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
     Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
     Won the Carnamah Golf Club's Club Championship in 1934 and 1935, for which he received the "Laffan Trophy" [5: 9-Aug-1935]
     Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     Donated a trophy to the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935, which was won by Arnold C. A. BIERMANN [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     Helped organise the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance for presentations at the Carnamah Hall on 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     Won the two main trophies in 1935 in the Club Championship and the Captain Richard D. GELL's Trophy [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     In 1935 also won Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Mixed Foursomes Trophy and George F. BROWN's Men's Foursome's Trophy [5]
     Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936, during which year he was again Club Champion [5: 27-Mar-1936, 27-Nov-1936]
     Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
     Won the trophy for Best off the Stick at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening on Sunday 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
Sang a song at the farewell to Norman and Fielda SOMERS in Carnamah on Saturday 15 July 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Attended the social and address on Home Mission work by Rev. A. J. BARCLAY in Carnamah on 10 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
On 17 July 1933 attended the American Gift Evening held in Carnamah in aid of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Exhibited in the Cattle section of the Carnamah Show on 14 September 1933, winning 1st prize for a Dairy Cow [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Sang a number of songs at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fete and Concert in Carnamah on 2 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-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 Football Club's Smoke Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 4-May-1934]
     At the Smoke Social he was said to have been "a past master in the art of getting free kicks" when he had played for the Club [5]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Assisted his first cousin once removed James K. FORRESTER as chief mourner at the funeral his wife Christina on 31 August 1934 [4]
Won 1st prize for a Draught Gelding in the Horse section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14 & 21-Sep-1934]
     The next week won 1st prize for Farm Gelding and 2nd for Pair of Farm Horses at the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5]
In November 1934 sold four bales of wool through Goldsbrough Mort & Co for 10d. per pound [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Sang a song at the valedictory evening tendered to Neil M. GRAHAM in Carnamah on Thursday 6 December 1934 [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Contributed a vocal item at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's social on Tuesday 18 December 1934 [4: 22-Dec-1934]
Won the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 4-Jan-1935]
     The trophy was a cup, which he received at the Club's Presentation and Card Evening in Carnamah on 3 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Sang a song at the Burns Night Celebrations held at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 25 January 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Sang a number of songs at the Farewell Social for Douglas WALDBY held on Thursday 17 January 1935 at the Carnamah Hall [5]
     Among his renditions were "Simon the Cellarer," "Bachelor Gay," "Bonny Dundee," and "Sweet Belle Mahone" [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Also sang at the Farewell Social held at the Carnamah Hall for Brian and Gerda STACY on Saturday 16 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Played the piano at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 March 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Won the "Throwing at Wicket" at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Sang Abide by Me at a King's Jubilee Service at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. on Sunday 5 May 1935 [5: 3 & 10-May-1935]
During the 1930s he was noted for driving into the Carnamah townsite each day in his old truck [P129]
Master of Ceremonies at the Dance that followed the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fair on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
In August 1935 sold 34 wethers through Westralian Farmers Ltd for prices between 12/1 and 18/10 and one stag for 14/- [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Attended John and Mary LANG's Golden Wedding Celebration at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Exhibited in the Cattle, Horse and Sheep sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     Won 1st for Jersey Cow; 1st and 2nd for Dairy Cow; and 2nd for Clydesdale Gelding, Ewe 2½+ years, and Three Merino Ewes [5]
Sold livestock through Elder Smith & Co at the Midland Market held on Wednesday 25 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Sold 14 suckers at 16/1, 21 suckers at 12/10, 1 stained sucker for 8/-, 2 shorn hoggets at 14/7 and 2 stained wethers at 15/1 [5]
Sang a song at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance held in Winchester on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Sang a song at the Concert-Dance in aid of the W.A. Blind Appeal at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 28 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Official Opening for the season at their courts in Carnamah on 29 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Along with his wife and children returned to Carnamah on 11 October 1935 after attending the Royal Show in Perth [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Sold two bales of wool at 14¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 28 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sang at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the entertainment for the Commonwealth Grants Commission at the Coorow Hotel on 21 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Gave vocal and elocutionary items at the farewell to Royston C. DRAGE in Carnamah on Saturday 23 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Chief mourner at the funeral of his sister-in-law May LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of his father-in-law John LANG at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 24 December 1935 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Purchased 45 Macpherson Street (Lot 82 of M1354) in the Carnamah townsite from Mrs Annie NIVEN in 1935 [3] [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     In November 1935 the Carnamah District Road Board approved plans and specification for a house to be built on the block [5]
     Rented his house at 45 Macpherson Street to Thomas H. PERRY and family in about 1936 [3] [P19]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sang a song at the Valedictory Social & Dance tendered to Harold N. HARVEY at the Carnamah Hall on 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Visitor at the Smoke Social of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Won the Men's Golf Driving Competition at the R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell Social & Dance to "Chitter" and Florence BROWN in Carnamah on 23 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Valedictory Dance for local postmaster Percy TEEDE at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 12 May 1936 [5]
     During the evening he rendered "one of his popular songs" accompanied by Mrs Irene A. GELL on the piano [5: 15-May-1936]
Returned the best score off stick at the Opening Day of the Coorow Golf Club for the 1936 season on 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 30 May 1936 [5: 5-Jun-1936]
In June 1936 sold 178 sheep variously through Elder Smith & Co Ltd, Westralian Farmers Ltd and Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd [5]
     The 178 sheep comprised 31 hoggets (19 at 25/10, 12 at 20/1), 15 lambs (2 at 23/10, 4 at 22/10, 4 at 20/7, 2 at 12/-, 3 at 9/7),
     85 wethers (9 at 33/4, 33 at 27/1, 22 2-tooth at 26/7, 21 at 24/1), 37 sheep (of lambs at 17/8 and hoggets at 23/1) [5: 19 & 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
In late August 1936 he was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Himself and his cousin James K. FORRESTER travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Friday 4 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     They returned on Monday 7th accompanied by Mrs Gladys R. BIERMANN and Miss "Billie" Adeline M. BREWER [5]
Sold 12 suckers at 20/10 and 14 at 17/10 through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 9 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased three Border Leicester rams from LEISHMAN Bros of Winchester - one at 6 guineas and two at 5¾ guineas [5]
Attended the social for the Lord Archbishop of Perth Henry F. LE FANU in Carnamah on Saturday evening 19 September 1936 [5]
     During the evening he rendered two songs - "A Chip Off the Old, Old Block" and "Bachelor Gay" [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Best at the wedding of his cousin James K. FORRESTER and Mrs Doris BOLTON in Carnamah on 10 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who played against the Carnamah Cricket Club for the opening of the 1936-37 season [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Linen Gift & Social Evening for Dinty & Hazel CHATEL in Carnamah on 15 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball in Carnamah on 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Runner-Up Men's Champion of the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Himself, John BOWMAN and Ivan JOHNSON motored from Carnamah to Perth on Tuesday 12 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the Valedictory Social for the PARKER family at the Carnamah Hall on 28 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell Social & Dance for Andrew G. FITZGERALD in Carnamah on 6 March 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club - was President in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Social Evening to recently married Cyril & Mavis RAYNER at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 1 April 1937 [5]
     During the evening he contributed vocal items and was accompanist on the piano for some of the other vocal items [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 17 April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Soloist at the Presbyterian Song Service held in Carnamah on Sunday evening 18 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball with mannequin parade on Saturday 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Spoke for the Golf Club at the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM at the Carnamah Hotel on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Attended the Valedictory Social to bid farewell to William H. & Eva M. MOORE at the Carnamah Hall on 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     He sang a song, and with Kenneth P. LUCAS presented a dialogue entitled "In the Midst of Life We are in Death" 1937 [5]
After a holiday in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
He was a passenger on the Tuesday train on 21 September 1937 en route to Perth [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Won a number of prizes in the grain section of the 1939 Perth Royal Show [0: image 03858]
One of the chief mourners at the funeral of Mrs Doris FORRESTER at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 10 October 1939 [5: 13-Oct-1939]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at H. H. CHAPPEL's Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Crops in 1942 [0: image 02974]
In January 1944 ran the Winchester General Store and Post Office while Eric JOYCE was on holidays [0: image 04255]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in the 1940s and 1950s - played for Carnamah Town in 1951 [0: images 04318 & 04726] [4: 7-Apr-1951]
President of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1946 [0: image 04388]
Chairman of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's management board in 1947 [0: image 04468]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £2/13/6 [53]
Along with Desmond G. JENNINGS convened a meeting on 8 September 1960 to form the Carnamah Bowling Club [7: page 204]
Founding Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [7: page 206]
In about 1966 sold his house at 45 Macpherson Street, Carnamah to John E. and Verna B. HAYES of Carnamah [3] [19]
After an absence from Carnamah himself and his wife had returned by 1974 [3] [19]
His wife purchased the house at 43 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite (Lot 81 of M1354) from Ronald J. CATTO [3]
Resided at 43 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from 1974 until his death in 1977 [2] [3] [19]
Grand-nephew of Robert Clark FORRESTER and first cousin once removed of James King FORRESTER of Carnamah [P1]
Father of Betty and Richard [P136]
Died 9 August 1977 in Perth; ashes buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah (Row B, Plot 11) [1]


Charles ROBERTSON was a pallbearer at the following funerals at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah:
10 year old Charles Godfrey TURNER of Carnamah, who was buried on 13 August 1932
His grandmother's brother "Bob" Robert Clark FORRESTER of Carnamah, who was buried on 18 September 1933
Carnamah pioneer Miss "Bessie" Elizabeth MACPHERSON, who was buried on 24 July 1939
Mrs "Lily" Lilias Michie POWER of Carnamah, who was buried on 2 December 1947
22 year old "Ron" Ronald Alfred DEWAR of Carnamah, who was buried on 28 April 1952
Carnamah farmer Charles William John TURNER, who was buried on 10 July 1956
Long-time Carnamah resident and business proprietor Henry PARKIN, who was buried on 28 April 1958
Carnamah farmer "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND, who was buried on 27 September 1958
Casket bearer at the funerals of John BOWMAN on 28 July 1952 and Mrs Margaret Swan BOWMAN on 8 December 1954


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Robertson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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