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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Hugh MOORE

Born 17 December 1906 in Bunbury, Western Australia [16]
Married Eva May TYLOR in 1932 [66]
Employee of the Bank of New South Wales in Kununoppin until being transferred to Carnamah in March 1935 [5: 22 & 29-Mar-1935]
Bank Clerk at the Bank of New South Wales in Carnamah in 1935-1937 [5: 22 & 29-Mar-1935, 6-Aug-1937] [6]
     The manager of the bank in Carnamah, Richard D. GELL, described him "as a loyal and energetic colleague" [4: 7-Aug-1937]
Vestry Committee Member of the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Church Parish in 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church 1935-1937 and served as Treasurer for most of such time [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935, and a Committee Member in 1936 and 1937 [5: 26-Jul-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 7-May-1937]
     President, Ivan JOHNSON, "could praise them to the sky" for their activities with credit to themselves and the Club [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Played Samuel Smith in "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert at the Carnamah Hall on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Assisted the committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society with their Annual Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     Said to have done a lot for the Agricultural Society, especially in providing assistance to their treasurer [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Costume judge at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Costume judge at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36, and Secretary-Treasurer in 1936-37 [5: 18-Oct-1935, 24-Jul-1936]
     During his time as secretary he aided in the Club's re-organisation and the construction of four new tennis courts [4: 7-Aug-1937]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
He was among those from the North Midlands districts who visited Perth during the Easter holidays in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
At the start of his annual leave on 28 April 1936 he proceeded to Kalgoorlie to holiday with his wife and children [5: 1-May-1936]
Following their holiday himself, his wife and their two children returned to Carnamah on Saturday evening 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as "Bell Boys" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played George Brown in the play "The Paris Model" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
In late November 1936 it was reported he was indisposed and would be confined to his home for several days [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Travelled to Perth by car on Friday 15 January 1937 and returned to Carnamah two days later on Sunday 17 January 1937 [5]
     He was accompanied to Perth by Mrs Emily L. HELLEWELL, Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT and Miss Annie L. NIVEN [5]
     Accompanied on his return to Carnamah by his wife and children, Miss Annie NIVEN and Archibald M. NIVEN [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937, and Secretary of the Coorow-Carnamah Vestry [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Motored to Perth on Friday 25 June 1937 and returned to Carnamah on Monday 28 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
     To Perth he was accompanied by his mother-in-law Mrs Elsie J. TYLOR, sister-in-law Loris A. TYLOR and Mrs KERR and son [5]
Along with fellow members conducted the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on Friday 25 June 1937 [5]
     He produced the play "The Ghost of Marley Hall" and played Sir Gilbert in the play "Three Parts Bad" [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Received notice of his transfer to Perth in mid July 1937 due to health reasons[4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 16-Jul-1937]
In July 1937 advertised to privately sell their furniture and effects from their home in Carnamah at "low prices to clear" [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Himself and his wife were tendered a Valedictory Social at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 30 July 1937 [4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     The social was organised by the Carnamah Anglican Church, the Carnamah Tennis Club and the Carnamah Repertory Club [5]
     During the evening they received a chromium electric table lamp from the three bodies and the citizens of the Carnamah district [5]
     The evening consisted of musical and vocal items, dialogues, dancing, numerous speeches and the singing of Auld Lang Syne [5]
     He expressed their regret at leaving Carnamah where they'd had a very happy time and had hoped to stay for at least five years [4] [5]
They left Carnamah after their Valedictory Social on the evening of the 30 July 1937 and moved to Perth [4: 7-Aug-1937]
His position at the Bank of New South Wales in Carnamah was filled by "Tony" Alexander F. TURNER [4: 7-Aug-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburbs of South Perth and Thornlie [2] [16]
Father of Maureen [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Died 29 September 1991; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Hugh Moore' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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