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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bob" Robert Stanley KING

Born 17 December 1904 [16] in Broughton, Buckinghamshire, England[20]
Son of farmer Walter William KING and Kate PATEMAN [21]
In 1911 was living with his parents and siblings Esther, Wilfred and Thomas at Park Cottage Farm in Thornton, Buckinghamshire [20]
Prior to leaving for Australia he was an Engineer and lived at Tiffield Wood Cottage in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England [203]
Departed from London, England on the steamship Benalla on 3 February 1927 bound for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [203]
Farmhand for Mrs Ida M. JAMES in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1931 and 1932 [19] [50]
Married his employer's daughter Mollie Ida Margaret JAMES on 17 April 1933 at Saint George's Hall in Carnamah [5: 21-Apr-1933]
     His best man at his wedding was Five Gums farmer "Dick" Stanley G. GOULD [5]
     After their wedding ceremony their wedding dance was held in the Carnamah Hall and attended by 160 people [5]
Farmer in Perenjori 1933-1939, although received his mail from Carnamah [6] [19]
Farmhand in Warrachuppin in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Farmer of his mother-in-law's farm, the 1385 acre Lot M1619, on the Caron Road in Carnamah 1940-1943 [3] [P46]
Sold 12 suckers for 17/10 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 14 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
At Midland Market on 25 September 1935 he sold through Dalgety & Co Ltd 12 lambs for 18/10 per head [5: 27-Sep-1935]
He was one of five fathers who signed a letter to the Education Department in July 1939 requesting a school at East Carnamah [277]
     The name of his eldest child Ruth was one of the ten children listed in the official application for the school on 18 July 1939 [277]
     Along with the other fathers signed a guarantee to supplement the Education Department if the attendance dropped below eight [277]
     The Wongyarra State School at East Carnamah opened on 4 September 1939 and functioned until closing at the end of 1943 [277]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 03999]
During his time in Carnamah he had a postal address of P.O. Box 62 at the Carnamah Post Office [50]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
Private in Carnamah's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Farmer of Creslow Farm in Perenjori 1943-1976 [233]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Hazelmere [2]
Father of Ruth, Laurence, Brian, Margaret, June, Wilfred, John, Sylvia, Rodney, Susan and Trevor [233]
Died 27 February 1976; ashes interred Perenjori Cemetery in Perenjori, Western Australia [233]


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




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