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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hamish Black BURNS

Born 27 September 1927 [16]
Son of John BURNS and Annie Morrison BLACK [16]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1927-1936 [5] [6] [19]
Student at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933, 2-Aug-1935]
At the end of 1933 received a prize for being one of the most hardworking Infant students at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won 1st prize for a Flowering Pot Plant at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Himself and his brother Fraser were proclaimed the best dressed at the 1934 Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah [5: 2-Nov-1934]
They attended the Fancy Dress Ball, which was held on Saturday 27 October 1934, as "C.W.A. Scott and Campbell-Black" [5]
Came 2nd in the 7-8 Boys Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Came 3rd in the 8 years Boys Running Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as "Departed Spirits" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Along with his parents and brothers left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Tuesday night 7 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Scarborough prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Navy on 3 April 1945 [16]
STO II F5688 on the Royal Australian Navy's H.M.A.S. Penguin during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 8 April 1947 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Scarborough [2]
Died 20 December 1957; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, EA, 202)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hamish Black Burns' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hamish-black-burns [sources]




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