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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Max" Maxwell Sydney BARR

Born 2 March 1913 in Tumby Bay, South Australia [55]
Son of Robert William BARR and Eva Alice YOUNG [55]
Shop Assistant for his brother Alexander R. G. BARR at The Central Agency in Three Springs 1935-1939 [5: 12-Mar-1937] [19] [50]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club 1934-1937, and a Committee Member in 1936-37 [5: 16-Nov-1934, 8-Nov-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Attended the North Midlands District Hospital Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5]
     He and Miss D. GREAVE were the winners of the Lucky Spot Dance conducted during the evening [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club 1935-1937 [5: 31-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 11-Jun-1937]
He and Hettie FRANKLIN won the lucky spot dance at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Ball on 4 July 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
In December 1936 he was Acting Secretary of the Three Springs Tennis Club [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Himself, John J. BYRNE and "Lottie" Charlotte W. ARNDT motored to Perth for the first weekend of February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Attended the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Motored from Three Springs to Perth for a holiday of several weeks on Saturday 6 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
     Travelled and holidayed with "Frank" Franz H. ARNDT, "Lottie" Charlotte W. ARNDT and "Cath" Carolina W. F. WOLTER [5]
Won a pair of socks in a raffle at the hugely attended Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Married "Lottie" Charlotte Winifred ARNDT on 15 December 1941 [P106]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 August 1942 [16]
Lieutenant WX35273 in the Australian Army's HQ Darwin Fixed Dep. during and after the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 13 May 1949 [16]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Glen Forest and worked as a firewood carter [P106]
Shifted to Gutha after purchasing the local General Store and Post Office with house attached [P106]
Later purchased land and farmed in Gutha before retiring to Geraldton [P107]
Father of Wendy and Terrence [P106]
Died March 2002 [P106]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maxwell Sydney Barr' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maxwell-sydney-barr [sources]




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