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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Fred" Frederick John RANKIN

Born 9 January 1908 in Boulder, Western Australia [16]
Postal Assistant in Beverley in 1931 [50]
Postal Employee in Beverley until being transferred to Carnamah [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Arrived in Carnamah on Saturday 22 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Postal Clerk at the Carnamah Post Office at 12 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from July to October 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933, 20-Oct-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 in 1933 - appointed a Committee Member in August 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933, 11-Aug-1933, 1-Sep-1933]
In 1933 he won the Carnamah Golf Club's Club Championship [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Part of a humorous ballet which performed at the Carnamah  Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Left Carnamah during the evening of Monday 16 October 1933 following his sudden transfer to Derby [5: 20-Oct-1933]
After undergoing and passing a medical examination he proceeded from Geraldton to Derby by aeroplane on 18 October 1933 [5]
By December 1933 he had been transferred to the Post Office in Wyndham [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Postal Clerk in Geraldton in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Returned to Carnamah on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 to perform the duties of Relieving Postmaster [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club during his time in Carnamah in late October and early November 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936, 6 & 13-Nov-1936]
Left Carnamah for Perth on Friday 13 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Married Caroline Dulcie FORBES of Beverley in Perth in 1937 [50] [66]
Postmaster of the Post Office in Onslow in 1943 [50]
Postmaster of the Post Office in Pingelly 1949-1954 [50]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick John Rankin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-john-rankin [reference list]




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