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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Keith HUNTER

Born 4 December 1930 [45] in Three Springs, Western Australia[P316]
Son of "Alf" Alfred HUNTER and "Rose" Rosey BRIMSON [P316]
Initially resided with his parents in a tent on the then town oval behind the police station in Three Springs [P316]
Most Original Boy at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 27 November 1936 as "Mickey Mouse" [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Fell over a log at woodheap in Three Springs breaking his arm just above the wrist on Tuesday afternoon 6 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Student at the Three Springs State School until leaving at the age of 15 to become an apprentice in his father's garage [P316]
Apprentice Mechanic and then Mechanic in Three Springs [19]
During the 1950s his parents shifted to Dongara and he took over his father's garage in Three Springs [P316]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club [P316]
In 1954 took up the sport of clay pigeon shooting in which he won numerous State and Commonwealth titles [P316]
Narrowly missed selection for the Australian team for clay pigeon shooting for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics [P316]
In 1961, after being selected for State teams five times, he gave up clay pigeon shooting and took up golf [P316]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Golf Club - was the Club's Champion in 1967, 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1979 [P316]
He was active in the building of the Golf Club's new clubhouse and helped improve and maintain the course over many years [P316]
Member of the Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade, and for many years maintained the fire truck at Three Springs free of charge [P316]
Foundation Member of the Three Springs Lions Club for ten years [P316]
In March 1971 he purchased a 25-foot bondwood boat with a license for 69 pots for cray-fishing [P316]
For the next 36 years he worked as a cray-fisherman and in March 2004 purchased a new 55 foot aluminium boat named Trixie [P316]
Resided of late in both Cliff Head and at 15 Slaughter Street in Three Springs[45] [156]
Husband of Barbara [45]
Father of Joanne, Shelley and Ian [45]
Died 16 May 2007 suddenly in Cliff Head; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs [45]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 13 December 1930:
"A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunter, of Three Springs, at the North Midlands Hospital last week."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Keith Hunter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 November 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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