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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Mick" Michael John CLUNE

Born 24 May 1906 in Bunbury, Western Australia [16]
Son of Michael CLUNE and Rose BATT [P281]
Shifted to Carnamah with his father, brother George and sisters Sally and Rita in 1924 [P281]
Initially resided with his father and siblings on his father's Lake View Farm in Carnamah [P281]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1924-1937 - was Vice Captain in 1935 [4: 29-May-1925, 28-Mar-1928] [5: 7-Jun-1935, 14-May-1937]
     In 1937 it was reported "Clune as usual made his spectacular dashes and saved on many occasions" [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Won the Sheffield Handicap race and came 2nd in the Quarter Mile Handicap at the Carnamah Show in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
At a football match in Coorow in April 1927 he took a nasty fall resulting in a number of broken ribs [4: 7-May-1927]
Again won the Sheffield Handicap race at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 20 April 1929 [4: 27-Apr-1929]
On Thursday 8 August 1929 attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social and Wind-Up at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 September 1929 [4]
     Received the Beaumont Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Most Consistent Player for the 1929 season [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
He was one of the best three players when Carnamah defeated Three Springs for the Football Premiership in 1930 [4: 13-Sep-1930]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
     Received the Brewer Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Best All-Round Player for the 1930 season [4]
Married Marion Lucy SPEEDIE in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park on 24 February 1932 [P281]
Attended the Card Party held at the home of Mrs Ettie PARKER in Carnamah during the third week of July 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Butcher in Macpherson Street, Carnamah from 1932 until 1945 [3] [6]
Entered into a butchering partnership with his father Michael CLUNE in 1932 - traded as "Clune & Son" [3]
     Traded in partnership with his father until 1933 and then traded independently until 1945 [3]
     Ran the butchers shop from a portion of Mackie's Building at 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1933 and 1934 [3] [5: 23-Feb-1934]
     On Monday 2 April 1934 shifted his butchers shop from 19 Macpherson Street to 23 Macpherson Street [5: 30-Mar-1934]
     Ran his butchers from the old Carnamah Post Office building at 23 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from 1934 to C.1937 [5] [P4]
Advertised his business in the Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1933 [13]
     "M. J. Clune, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Carnamah - [13]
     The Best of Meat at Lowest Prices Allied with Quality, Railed along the Midland Line - All Classes of Small Goods" [13]
Installed a Quirke's Electric Refrigerator at his butcher's shop in November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933, 24-Nov-1933]
     His was the third Quirke's Electric Refrigerator in Carnamah, after W. F. LEE and Misses GILES & STEPHENS [5]
In the 1937-38 financial year purchased the butchers shop at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from Ernest C. ANDREWS [3]
     Also purchased ANDREWS' 40 acres just west of Carnamah town, including slaughter yards (GOV Lots 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85) [3]
     Ran his butchering business from premises at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from C.1937 until 1945 [3] [60]
Began advertising his business in The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 30 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
His butchers shop was telephone number Carnamah-17 from 1936 to 1945 [60]
In May 1936 commenced visiting Coorow every Wednesday and Saturday afternoons to sell a range of meats from his cart [5]
      He visited Coorow each Wednesday and Saturday between the hours 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. [5: 15-May-1936]
      Placed an advertisement in The North Midland Times advising Coorow and Waddy Forest residents of his new service [5]
Included in the meat he sold in 1939 was a selection of polony, sausages, beef, mutton, pork and poultry [0: image 03020]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in the 1930s and 1940s [53]
In 1941 was still selling meat in Coorow twice weekly; also sent orders to those in neighbouring districts by train [0: images 04018 & 04147]
Began leasing his father's Lake View Farm in Carnamah on 9 January 1945[3]
The farm was 914 acres in size consisting of Victoria Locations 6921 and 7086 on the Yarra Yarra Estate, Carnamah [3]
In March 1945 sold his butchering business to E. M. GILL however retained ownership of his shop and slaughter yards [0: image 04312] [3]
Leased his butcher's shop at 14 Macpherson Street to E. M. GILL 1945-1947 and to  F. J. REYNOLDS 1948-1950 [60] [P4]
Farmer of Lake View Farm in Carnamah 1945-1961 [P281]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Friday 31 August 1934 [4]
     He was listed as being present at the funeral representing Carnamah newsagents John A. and Catherine F. KENNY [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member in 1934-35 and Vice President in 1935-36 and 1936-37 of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club [5: 7-Dec-1934, 18-Sep-1936] [56]
Attended the North Midlands District Hospital Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5]
     Himself and Miss E. MCNEILL of Carnamah were the winners of the Lucky Spot Waltz during the evening [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won the hidden prize at the Bridge Evening at Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on 6 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Captained a football team of local country cricketers against town cricketers in Carnamah on Sunday 30 June 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Himself and his sister Miss Sally CLUNE travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car on the afternoon of 31 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     They went to Perth as a daughter of their sister Mrs Millie E. DALBY had died and her other children had double pneumonia [5]
Attended the Carnamah Rifle Club's Opening Shoot for the 1935 season over the 200 yard range on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1935, and a Committee Member in 1936 [5: 27-Sep-1935, 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah Cricket Club on Monday evening 23 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club - played for Carnamah Blues in 1935-36 and Carnamah B in 1936-37 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 22-Jan-1937]
Advertised in the local newspaper The North Midland Times in October 1935 that he had a new Dover stove for sale [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sold a sow for 30/- through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 5 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
He was among those from the North Midlands districts who visited Perth during the Easter holidays in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Dropped a knife onto his foot while working from his shop in Carnamah on Monday evening 1 June 1936 [5: 5-Jun-1936]
     The knife cut a small vein in his right foot which was treated in Three Springs by Dr Mario A. MAYRHOFER [5]
He captained the victorious "Blues" team at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
     Also competed in the Adult's Bike Race held during half time; the proceeds of the day went to the Club's Injured Players Fund [5]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Hurry Scurry Bike Race in Carnamah on Sunday 4 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
He was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Came 2nd in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Hurry Scurry Bike Race in Carnamah on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Donated a trophy and competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 2 & 23-Apr-1937]
Motored to Perth, where his wife and children were holidaying, during the first weekend of May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
Secretary of the Carnamah Football Club in 1939 and 1940 [0: images 03841 & 03998]
Financial Member 1940-1956 and Committee Member 1945-1955 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
In 1941 was a delegate for the Carnamah Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association [0: image 04007]
On 11 June 1941 while on his way to Coorow the steering on his vehicle failed[0: image 04018]
     Hoping to bring the vehicle to a standstill he applied the brakes [0: image 04018]
     The locking of the wheels combined with the slippery surface of the road resulted in the vehicle overturning [0: image 04018]
     The vehicle did a complete somersault and landed back on its wheels with considerable damage to its body [0: image 04018]
     Amazingly besides a cut on the elbow he escaped any serious injury and his passenger was entirely unharmed [0: image 04018]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1941-1946 - was Vice President in 1946 [0: images 04042 & 04408]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1944 [0: image 04261]
Vice Patron / Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607] [4: 7-Apr-1951]
Leased his butchers shop at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah to MARTIN Bros from 1951 to 1956 [60] [3]
In 1952 had the telephone connected on the farm - was telephone number Carnamah-52 [60]
Made a Life Members of the Carnamah Football Club - was the Club's ninth Life Member [7: page 199]
Sold his butchers shop at 14 Macpherson Street in Carnamah to MARTIN Bros in 1956 [P281]
     During the same year he also sold MARTIN Bros his 48 acres west of Carnamah, including slaughter yards [3]
     The 48 acres consisted of Government Lots 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85) [3]
Sold the 914 acre Lake View Farm in Carnamah to nearby farmer John M. DIAMOND in 1961 [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Father of Joyce, Kevin, Colin, Joan and Ann [P281]
Died 2 October 1976; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 9, 173) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Michael John Clune' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/michael-john-clune [sources]




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