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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ted" Edward Thomas BLACKWELL

Born 30 May 1905 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England [16]
Son of Herbert Alexander BLACKWELL and Annie BENTLEY [20] [21]
He was living with his parents and brothers George and Alec at 48 French’s Road in New Chesterton, Cambridgeshire in 1911 [20]
In England he worked for the sports company Grays in Cambridge and later for Slazengers in London [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Departed London, England on the steamship Baradine and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 May 1929 [63]
While working as a farmhand he met his future wife who was working on the same farm [266]
Married Lorna Robina LIZARS in 1935 [66]
His wife borrowed two bags of flour from her stepmother and some bakehouse tins and they shifted to Calingiri [266]
They reopened the closed bakehouse in Calingiri but couldn't make a living from it so shifted to Coorow [266]
Baker in Coorow 1936-1949 [5: 6-Nov-1936, 16-Apr-1937] [6] [19]
Leased and later purchased the butcher's shop at Lots 93-94 on Main Street in the Coorow townsite from Robert J. WELLS [3]
Advertised in The North Midland Times in October 1936 that he re-strung tennis rackets with quality gut for 27/6 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Alerted the Carnamah District Road Board to the bad state of the septic tank at the Coorow Hotel in October 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
After being thrown from a horse he went to remount when the horse fell onto him breaking his leg on Saturday 10 April 1937 [5]
Following his broken leg he was treated by Carnamah doctor Cecil P. ROSENTHAL at the Carnamah Private Hospital [5: 16-Apr-1937]
In 1941 and 1942 leased a room in Coorow which was used by the Carnamah District Road Board for their Coorow Office [413: page 4]
Private W72121 in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
The Carnamah District Road Board granted him rights to use Reserve No 12685 in Coorow on 20 August 1947 [5: 29-Aug-1947]
Won 1st prize for Upright Loaf in the Bakers' section of the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Morley Park [2]
Died 13 February 1956; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Wesleyan, IC, 474)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward Thomas Blackwell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edward-thomas-blackwell [sources]




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