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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John BARNES

Born 1873 in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of Henry BARNES and Hannah WOOLLARD [15]
Married Elizabeth Maria RAYNER in 1901 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Law Clerk in Perth [P372]
Resided at 24 Clarence Street in the Perth suburb of Highgate Hill 1902-1907[6] [50]
In 1908 he was working as a Clerk for the Attorney General's Department in Perth[6]
Resided at 34 View Street in the Perth suburb of North Perth 1907-1924 [6] [50]
Agent, General Merchant & Carrier trading as "John Barnes & Sons" in Westonia 1925-1927 [6] [50]
Presbyterian Minister in Boulder 1928-1930, and Presbyterian Home Missionary in Kulin for some of 1931 [6]
Presbyterian Minister based in Carnamah 1931-1934 [105]
Conducted services in Carnamah, Winchester, Billeroo, Waddy Well, Caron, East Buntine, Maya, Wubin and Latham [5]
Sometimes also conducted services in Three Springs and on F. W. G. LIEBE's Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest [5: 8-Jul-1932, 12-Aug-1932]
In July 1932 the Manse in Yarra Street, Carnamah was improved with an additional fireplace and a garage [5: 8-Jul-1932, 19-Aug-1932]
Conducted an afternoon service for Inering at the home Mrs Elizabeth E. MURRAY on Sunday 30 October 1932 [5: 21-Oct-1932]
In 1932 was the owner of a Dodge car with license plate CA-400 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Founding Member and Vice President of the Carnamah Literary and Debating Society in 1932 [5: 5-Aug-1932]
In September 1932 his son William, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter spent a holiday staying with them in Carnamah [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Scoutmaster of the Carnamah Boy Scouts in 1932 and 1933 [4: 4-Feb-1933] [5: 8-Jul-1932,, 21-Jul-1933]
In addition to Carnamah also conducted Scouts at the other centres he visited with the Presbyterian Church [5: 9-Sep-1932]
Led the Carnamah, Inering and Winchester scouts at the inaugural District Rally held in Carnamah on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was President 1932-1934[4: 13-Jan-1934] [5: 8-Jul-1932, 21-Apr-1933]
On 24 March 1933 a letter from him was published in the local paper on the best way to make charcoal for gas producers [5: 24-Mar-1933]
He was unable to attend the Anzac Service in Carnamah on 25 April 1933 due to car trouble while returning from Latham [5: 28-Apr-1933]
Wrote into the local newspaper extending his apologies at not being at the Anzac service, to which he was to take part in [5: 28-Apr-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Provisional Group of Toc H in 1933 and 1934 [4: 9-Dec-1933, 30-Mar-1934]
During May 1933 he and his wife travelled to Perth to attend the meeting of the WA Presbyterian Assembly [5: 5-May-1933]
While in Perth he also attended the Federation of Parents & Citizens Association as the delegate for Carnamah [5: 5-May-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club - was President in 1933 and 1934 [5: 2-Jun-1933, 20-Apr-1934]
On 4 July 1933 due to floodwaters and wet roads he became bogged for a period at lakes between Coorow and Latham [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Wrote in appreciation to the Three Springs Road Board for them banning dancing in their hall after midnight on Saturdays [5: 21-Jul-1933]
The local newspaper revealed on 1 September 1933 that there was a parcel for him at the Carnamah railway station [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Gave a short address at the Armistice Day observance in Carnamah on Saturday 10 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Wrote a number of letters to the editor which were published in The North Midland Times newspaper [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Officiated at the wedding of Walter J. WITNEY and Myra G. COOPER at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 8 January 1934 [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Had a minor operation at the Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah on Monday 19 February 1934 [5: 23-Feb-1934]
He was discharged from the Hospital in March 1934 in time to conduct the annual Harvest Festival [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Participated in the debate between the Carnamah and Waddy Forest groups of Toc H on Tuesday 27 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Attended and made a speech at the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
On Easter Sunday in 1934 he conducted services in Latham at 11 a.m., Waddy Well at 3 p.m. and Carnamah at 8 p.m. [5: 30-Mar-1934]
His sons Ray and Albert spent a holiday with him in Carnamah in March 1934 before returning to their farm in Westonia [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Said the prayers at the Anzac Commemoration Service at the Carnamah War Memorial on Wednesday 25 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Travelled to Perth in May 1934 to attend the wedding of Gladys M. DIXON and a Presbyterian Church Assembly meeting [5: 4-May-1934]
Appointed a Patron of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club at their annual meeting on Wednesday 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Spoke on behalf of the Presbyterian Church at the welcome to Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY in Carnamah on 29 August 1934 [5: 31-Aug-1934]
In September 1934 he received notice that he would be transferred from Carnamah to Kellerberrin [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Bid farewell and presented with a travelling rug at the Carnamah Badminton Club's Social on Thursday 4 October 1934 [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Conducted his last service in Carnamah on Sunday 7 October 1934 and left the next day with his family for Kellerberrin [5: 12-Oct-1934]
He was succeeded as Pastor of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church by Rev. David H. DYKE [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Presbyterian Minister in Kellerberrin 1934-1940 [6]
Presbyterian Minister of 59 McCourt Street in the Perth suburb of Leederville 1941-1946 [5] [6]
Later resided in Helena Valley [2]
Father of William Woollard, Milton, Eric, Marjorie Elizabeth, "Ray" John Rayner, Albert Victor and "Arnold" Ernest Arnold [P372]
Died 31 January 1956; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, KA, 126) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Barnes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-barnes [sources]




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