Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bob" Robert BLACK

Born C.1883 [2] in Scotland [10: 28-Jul-1916]
Farmhand in Perenjori in early 1916, however later that year shifted to Three Springs [19]
Farmhand in Three Springs 1916-1943 [19]
Also worked in Three Springs as the local Carrier using a T model Ford truck [P2]
Married Clare KOCH at the home of Clare's mother in Three Springs on the evening of Thursday 20 July 1916 [10: 28-Jul-1916]
     His best man was Three Springs farmer, and fellow Scotsman, "Bobbie" Robert A. CALDOW [10: 28-Jul-1916]
     Their reception and dance went to 2.30 a.m. Friday, after which they caught the mail train to Dongara for a short honeymoon [10]
     He was due to enter camp with the Australian Imperial Force about a week following their wedding [10: 25-Jul-1916]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Donated £2 to increase the funds being raised by the Three Springs branch of the Red Cross Society in 1918 [10: 21-Jun-1918]
Donated 6/- to the appeal for William B. and Sarah J. HAMMOND of Wannamal who lost their house in a fire in 1919 [10: 23-May-1919]
By 1922 he owned and was living at a house at Lot 108 in the Three Springs townsite [44]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
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 1933-1935 [5: 8-Sep-1933, 7-Jun-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
He was one of over 200 people at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [4: 28-Apr-1934]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Ruth Henrietta FOGARTY at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 19 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Won 1st prize for the "Best Calf" in the Cattle section at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic and Sports held at the Three Springs Show Ground on Monday 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
     He and Mrs Anna ARNDT won the "Old Timer's Waltz" at the Grand Ball in the evening, after the Picnic & Sports [5]
Lent his truck and services to help cart gravel for the backyard of the Three Springs Hospital on Saturday 17 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Maylands [2]
Father of Jean, Mary, Robert and George [P2]
Died 29 February 1984; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8, 54) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Black' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from [reference list]

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.