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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Robert William BARR

Born 25 July 1881 in Dublin, South Australia [55]
Son of Robert BARR and Catherine Eleanor GILBERT [55]
Married (1) Eva Alice YOUNG on 17 February 1904 at the Methodist Church in Pine Forest, South Australia [55]
Married (2) Catherine Ellen COSH in 1918 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia[32]
His last place of residence in South Australia was Tumby Bay [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Farmer of Belleranga Valley Farm in Arrino and later of Malleevale Farm in Morawa in Western Australia [5: 14-Jun-1935] [19]
For at least the years 1931-1937 he farmed in partnership with his sons as "R. W. Barr & Sons" [6]
Along with his wife and children performed a sketch at the Methodist Church Social in Arrino on Wednesday 29 July 1931 [4: 1-Aug-1931]
A severe storm on Sunday 14 January 1934 lifted his machinery shed off the ground and carried it over his house [5: 19-Jan-1934]
The shed was made of galvanised iron and timber and weighed five tons, and its flight was reported locally and interstate [291: 16-Jan-1934]
In May 1934 he was seeding a bit of fallow and then "leaving altogether" with Leonard F. ANGEL managing his farm in Arrino [144]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
During June 1935 a Mr and Mrs COSH spent a holiday staying with he and his wife in Arrino [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Among those who protested in 1935 against the Three Springs Road Board spending their rates on tennis courts in Arrino [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Awarded 2nd prize for Exhibit by Gent in the Novelty Competition at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
He and his wife spent a holiday of several weeks duration in Perth during October and November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
On their way home they spent the weekend in Carnamah with his sister and brother-in-law Clarissa and Charlie HUMPHRYS [5]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Later resided in South Perth [2]
Father of Gavin, Kath, Mavis, Alex, Max, Phyllis and Eva [P2]
Died 8 July 1963; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 4E, 15) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert William Barr' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2024 from [reference list]

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