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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hugh Francis MCKENZIE-MCHARG

Born 30 April 1907 in Walwa, Victoria, Australia [P259]
Son of Hugh Patrick MCKENZIE-MCHARG and Laura Mary DUNNE [54]
Bank Clerk at the National Bank in Three Springs, Western Australia 1931-1933[P259]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club - was Captain in 1933 [4: 29-Jul-1933] [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Attended the Farewell Social tendered to Sverre HYTTEN at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in early July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Auditor for the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended the 21st birthday of Gladys BASTIAN at her parents' home in Three Springs on Sunday 22 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was Vice Captain in 1933-34 [5: 6-Oct-1933, 8-Dec-1933]
About 60 people attended his send-off at the home of Arnold and Elsie SAGGERS in Three Springs on 4 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Left Three Springs on Tuesday 5 December 1933 after being transferred to Koorda[4: 9-Dec-1933]
Commenced duties at the National Bank in Koorda on Friday 8 December 1933 [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Married "Gladys" Irene Gladys BASTIAN on Tuesday 5 June 1934 in Three Springs[5: 25-May-1934]
     His best man was John E. HODGKISS and his groomsman his brother Andrew and Gladys' brother Kevin [5: 8-Jun-1934]
     Following their marriage a reception was held at the Commercial Hotel and then a public dance at the Three Springs Hall [5]
After leaving Koorda worked for the National Bank in Bridgetown and later Geraldton [P259]
Soon after Peace was declared in 1946 left the National Bank and began employment with the Rural and Industries Bank of WA [P259]
First Manager of the Rural and Industries Bank at 8 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1946-1950 [P259]
Resided in Carnamah with his wife and children 1946-1950 [P259]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1946 [0: image 04379]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was Treasurer in 1946[0: image 04388]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1945-1950 [58]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club 1946-1950 - was Secretary and Treasurer in 1950 [0: images 04407 & 04532]
Auditor for The Carnamah sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers League 1947-1950[52]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1947 [0: image 04483]
Produced the Carnamah Repertory Club's first play in 1947 following the revival of the club [0: image 04483]
Auditor for the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1948 [72]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1948 [0: image 04509]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club - was President 1948-1950 [4: 10-Sep-1949] [75]
Along with his wife and children was publicly farewelled at a function at the Carnamah Hall on 22 June 1950 [5: 29-Jun-1950]
Left Carnamah on 24 or 25 June 1950 and shifted to Kojonup WA [5: 29-Jun-1950]
Managed the Rural and Industries Bank in Kojonup before returning to his father's farm in Walwa, Victoria, Australia [P259]
After ten years in Walwa VIC shifted to New South Wales, Australia where he was credit manager of a store before retiring [P259]
Father of Malcolm, Joyce, Myra, John, Peter and Pauline [P259]
Died 20 November 1996; buried at Walwa, Victoria, Australia [P259]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 23 February 1934:
"The engagement has been announced of Miss Gladys Bastian, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bastian of Three Springs, and Mr. McHarg of Koorda. Mr McHarg is well known to everyone in the district having held the position of teller of the National Bank of Australasia at Three Springs for two years until he was transferred to Koorda three months ago."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hugh Francis Mckenzie-mcharg' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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