BLACK, ARNOLD BARHAM (1889-1964), mining engineer, was born on 12 September 1889
at Norwood, Adelaide, son of John McConnell Black, botanist and journalist, and
his wife Alice, née Denford. Arnold was a cousin of the artist Dorrit Black.
Educated at the Collegiate School of St Peter, he gained associate diplomas (in
metallurgy, 1910, and mining, 1913) from the School of Mines and Industries, and
in 1911 joined Broken Hill Associated Smelters at Port Pirie. Next year he moved
to Broken Hill, New South Wales, and in 1914 transferred to Broken Hill South Ltd.
Already active in the Old Collegians' Association, on 9 September that year Black
married Dulcie Kate Goss in the school chapel; they were to have a son and two
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