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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harold Edward Garfield BLENCOWE

Born 7 January 1905 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Albert Edwin BLENCOWE and Ida Simkins DAVIES [15]
Postmaster of the Carnamah Post Office in Carnamah in 1927 [4: 10-Sep-1927] [19]
     He ran the Post Office with the assistance of Miss "Millie" Mildred M. PARKIN [4: 9-Jul-1927]
     Around the middle of 1927 the post office moved into its own building at 23 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [4: 9-Jul-1927]
     During his residence of eight or nine months he resided at the Carnamah Hotel [4: 10-Sep-1927] [19]
"To show their appreciation of his unfailing courtesy" he was given a send-off at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 September 1927 [4]
     After dancing and recitations he was presented with a an inscribed watch and 5/5/- from the people of Carnamah at his send-off [4]
     His send-off concluded with the singing of both Auld Lang Syne and For He's a Jolly Good Fellow [4: 10-Sep-1927]
He worked at the Telegraph Branch of the General Post Office in Perth but left to do relieving work elsewhere [479: 23-Nov-1928]
Relieving Postmaster in Wongan Hills for several months in 1928 [479: 23-Nov-1928]
In 1929 he was on the Relieving Staff of the Postmaster General [479: 22-Mar-1929]
     Relieved at Wongan Hills, Dalwallinu, again at Wongan Hills and in Dongara during portions of 1929 [4: 24-Aug-1929] [479: 3-May-1929]
     Acting Postmaster of the Post Office in Mingenew in August 1929 [4: 24-Aug-1929]
     Relieving Employee at the Post Office in Mullewa during February 1930 [482: 15-Feb-1930]
     Relieving Postmaster at the Post Office in Yalgoo in September 1932 [39: 10-Sep-1932]
Married Greta Jane Christine WASS on 21 January 1933 in Dongara [4: 28-Jan-1933]
Postal Assistant at the Carnamah Post Office from March 1933 to July 1933 [4: 4-Mar-1933] [5: 28-Jul-1933]
     For a portion of March 1933 he was Relieving Postmaster of the Carnamah Post Office while Percy TEEDE was on holidays [4]
     Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1933 [5: 5-May-1933]
     Along with his wife left Carnamah by train on Monday 24 July 1933 after being transferred to Perth [5: 28-Jul-1933]
In 1936 he was working as a Postal Clerk and living at 213 Anzac Road in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [50]
Postal Clerk at the Narrogin Post Office in Narrogin in 1939 [84]
Postmaster of the Gwalia Post Office in Gwalia in 1945 [84]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield [2] [16]
Father of Joan and Trevor [84]
Died 27 June 1984; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (IC Section, Rose Memorial, FE, 14) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harold Edward Garfield Blencowe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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