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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bob" Robert Henry CARSLAKE

Born 19 May 1907 in Balaclava, South Australia [55]
Son of George Alfred CARSLAKE and Alberta Grace LAWRIE [55]
Farmer in Arrino, Western Australia [19]
In 1932 share-farmed in partnership with his brother as "Carslake Bros" [5: 20-Jan-1933]
     They share-farmed 1500 acres of Senator Patrick J. LYNCH's property Mount Leonora in Arrino [5: 20-Jan-1933]
     For the first 1000 acres they obtained a 19 bushel per acre average and an overall average of 17 bushels per acre [5]
     For 1932 they received the best result from Gluclub, Bena, Early Gluyas and especially German Wonder wheats [5]
     Local farmers purchased from them 450 bags of German Wonder, which had been imported from South Australia in 1930 [5]
Member of the Dudawa Tennis Club - was Captain in 1932-33 [5: 19-Aug-1932]
He and his brother and members of the BARR family jointly put on a concert at the Arrino Hall [P2]
Slipped while carrying a bag of superphosphate from a truck up a blank to the top of a stack on Senator P. J. LYNCH's farm [5]
     The incident was on 30 January 1933 and on slipping he fell face down onto the plank and the bag fell onto the bag of his head [5]
     The impact of the accident knocked him unconscious and caused severe laceration to his mouth and lower lip [5: 10-Feb-1933]
Married Kathleen Eleanor Jane BARR on 22 February 1933 at the Church of Christ Tabernacle in Northam [4: 4-Mar-1933][5: 17-Feb-1933] [66]
     Best man was George CARSLAKE, groomsman Gavin BARR, and the bridesmaids were Faith CARSLAKE and Mavis BARR [4]
Treated at the Hospital in Three Springs in August 1933 after a steel slinter entered his eye when repairing his tractor [5: 25-Aug-1933]
"Carslake Bros" won 2nd prize for a male Rhode Island Red at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Elected as the Dudawa Member on the Three Springs Road Board by a narrow margin of five votes in April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
     Served on the Three Springs Road Board representing the Dudawa Ward in 1934-35 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Voted against dances held at the Three Springs Hall being allowed to continue after midnight on Saturdays in 1934 [5: 15-Jun-1934]
His wife gave birth to a daughter at the Moora Hospital in Moora on Monday 5 November 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Retired as member for Dudawa on the Three Springs Road at the monthly meeting of the Board on 26 January 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Left the Three Springs-Arrino district in early 1935 and shifted to Gutha, where he resided until at least 1953 [5: 1-Feb-1935] [16] [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Henry Carslake' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 March 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-henry-carslake [sources]




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