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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Wally" Walter John BARRETT

Born 9 July 1928 in Gladstone, South Australia [55]
Son of Fred Levitt BARRETT and Ethel Ida Pearl ARTHUR [55]
Resided on farmland in South Australia with his parents until 1932 when they moved to Western Australia [212]
Resided with his parents in Arrino 1932-1937, and then returned with his mother to South Australia [212]
Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
While in South Australia attended the Booleroo West Primary School [212]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs 1939 onwards, and finished his schooling at the Three Springs State School [212]
Apprentice Mechanic in his father's blacksmith and mechanical engineering business in Slaughter Street, Three Springs [212]
Mechanical, Motor & General Engineer in Three Springs [60]
Married "Dot" Dorothy Hope TURNER on 4 April 1953 at Saint Stephen's Anglican Church in Dorrigo, New South Wales [212]
Ran the mechanical engineering business in Three Springs in partnership with his wife as "W. & D. Barrett" [212]
Their business premises in Three Springs were telephone number Three Springs-251[60]
In 1969 they sold the mechanical engineering business and purchased a farm in Eneabba [212]
Resided in Carter Street, Three Springs 1969-1971, their home being telephone number Three Springs-233 [60]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 February 1969[96]
Both he and his wife were killed in a traffic accident near Moora in 1971 [24]
Father of Lynette, Barbara and Rex [212]
Died 17 June 1971; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 152) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter John Barrett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-john-barrett [sources]




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