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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"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]
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]
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 7 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-black [sources]




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