• 12/15 – The Roaring 20s (Part 4)


    WATM | December 2015
    By Russell McKinnon.

    From The Mirror of January 16: “On Monday night the Master Carriers’ Association held their annual smoke social and meeting, which was largely attended not, only by local members, but by those of the Perth association. The report showed that much good work had been done during the past 12 months, particularly in view of the reduction of rates on heavy vehicles. President Courtaine (sic, Corteen) occupied the chair and Secretary Bastin acted as MC whilst Mrs Parry, of the Orient Hotel, where the social was held, looked well, after the creature comforts of the guests.

    The toast list was a long and varied one in which no one seemed to be missed. The most interesting portion of the social was when Mayor Cooke presented past president Mr Freddy Perkins, of Frank Cadd and Co, with a framed picture of the members of the Association as a memento of his three years of office, during which he laid the basis of a good understanding at present existing between employers and employees…

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    This article is from the December 2015 issue of the WA Transport Magazine. The WA Transport Magazine is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.