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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Rev. Edward CHARD

Anglican Priest in charge of the Three Springs Parish [5: 18-Aug-1933] [19]
Conducted Church of England services in Three Springs and Arrino and sometimes also in Carnamah and Coorow [5]
Officiated at a number of burials at the Three Springs General Cemetery in 1932, 1933 and 1934 [24]
Speaker at the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Husbands' Evening at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday 10 December 1932 [4: 17-Dec-1932]
At 3 p.m. declared open the Carnamah Anglican Church's Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Travelled to Perth in August 1933 to attend the Annual Clergy Retreat and the Anglican Synod in Perth [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Spoke on behalf of the Church at the send-off to Albert and Elsie STOKES at Three Springs on 23 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended and spoke at the send-off to Miss Mary LYNCH in Three Springs on Wednesday 31 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Over Easter in 1934 he held services in Coorow and Carnamah on Easter Friday and in Three Springs on Easter Sunday [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Following the departure of Rev. A. W. CURTIS in May 1934 he also conducted services in the Coorow-Carnamah Parish [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Drove a car without brakes, had a slight impediment in his speech and was said to have been not quite right mentally [P2]
He preached lengthy sermons to the schoolchildren about stirring themselves up like porridge, and keeping up their prayers [P2]
Bid farewell from the people of Three Springs and Arrino at a function held at the Three Springs Hall on Tuesday 31 July 1934 [5]
At his farewell he was presented with a case of pipes as an expression of the good will in which he was held [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Left Three Springs at the end of July 1934 after being transferred to Victoria Park as Curate of the Carlisle Parish [5: 6-Jul-1934]
He was succeeded by Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY, who took over the amalgamated Coorow-Carnamah and Three Springs Parishes [5]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rev. Edward Chard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edward-chard [sources]




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