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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Dick" Richard Alick PIKE

Born 14 March 1908 in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Son of Percival Richard PIKE and Dorothy Alice COUSIN [55]
Married Nancy Mavis PHILLIS on 2 January 1932 at Saint Hugh's Church in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia in March 1935 to take over The North Midland Times newspaper [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Took over the newspaper from Wilford D. COLE, and printed his first edition of the paper on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Publisher and Printer of The North Midland Times newspaper in Carnamah 1935-1938 [0: image 04092]
Alaric J. PARKER and Rule B. WYLIE were two of his employees who worked in the newspaper's office and printing room [P6]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1935-1936, and Stage Manger in 1935 and 1937 [5: 22-Mar-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 7-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club - was Secretary in 1935 and 1936 [5: 12-Jul-1935, 17-Jul-1936]
Played Monsieur Parjour in the play "Browne with an E" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 5th Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
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]
Donated "The North Midland Times" trophy for the Farm Produce section of the 1935 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Assisted the committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society with their Annual Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Presided over 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 in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues"[5: 11-Oct-1935]
Pressman at the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Rifle Club at the annual shoot for the Shearn Cup in Mingenew on Sunday 20 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
One of twelve who attended the Annual Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on 15 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the entertainment for the Commonwealth Grants Commission at the Coorow Hotel on 21 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Cricket Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935-36 [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]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Assistant Secretary for just April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936, 8-May-1936]
Secretary and Treasurer of the North Midlands Football Association in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-May-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936, and a Committee Member in 1937[5: 16-Oct-1936, 19-Mar-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Came 2nd in the Old Stagers Bike Race held at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Starter and Steward of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Himself, Edgar H. BENTLEY and Thomas F. PATERSON drew up rules for the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Racing [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as "Bell Boys" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Played Mr Marlow in the play "Almost a Funeral" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Visitor at the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Advertised in early November 1936 for a "smart boy for office work" with "opportunity for advancement" [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Called for tenders for the erection of two 12 by 14 feet rooms in Macpherson Street, Carnamah in November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
In November 1936 he was appointed a Steward for the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Played Mr Puddicombe in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Slow Race for Officials held in Carnamah on Sunday morning 20 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on Saturday 16 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the North Midlands Cricket Association's dinner at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 28 April 1937 to organise Coronation Celebrations for the children of Carnamah [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth on 12 May [5]
Appointed by the Carnamah Athletic Club in May 1937 to organise the formation of the Carnamah Cycle Club [5: 7-May-1937]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 14 May 1937 [96]
Inaugural Committee Member, Handicapper and Steward of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21 & 28-May-1937]
Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
In June 1937 began advertising for let the large shop with kitchen, quarters and conveniences adjoining his printing office [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Spoke for the Anglican Church at the Valedictory Social for William H. & Eva M. MOORE in Carnamah on 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Played the footman in the comedic play "Meet the Family" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Attended the informal dinner to celebrate the birthday of Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [13] [58]
Publisher and Printer of The North Midland Times newspaper until 9 January 1938[0: image 03307]
In early January 1938 he was transferred to a position at the office of the United Press Ltd in Perth  [0: image 03308]
The North Midland Times newspaper in Carnamah was taken over by Geoffrey A. FERGUSON on 10 January 1938 [0: image 03307]
He was given two local send-offs, one on 8 January 1938 and another on 9 January 1938 [0: image 03308]
Left the Carnamah district during January 1938 [0: image 03307]
In 1942 he took over the management of The Midlands Advocate newspaper in Moora [0: image 04092]
Father of Claire and Julith [235: 7-Apr-1933] [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Died 1992; ashes interred at the Northwest Crematorium Memorial Garden in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia [275]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Richard Alick Pike' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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