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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Dawn GRANT / HIPPER

Born 22 May 1927 in Claremont, Western Australia [P196]
Daughter of Clem Hunter Porter GRANT and Esther May ROSS [P196]
Resided with her parents at 27 Congdon Street in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne in 1927, and in Three Springs 1928 onwards [P196]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs until her grandmother Mrs Sarah GRANT of Coorow died in 1938 [P196]
They then shifted to Coorow to assist her grandfather on his farm before later shifting back to Three Springs [P196]
Educated at the Coorow State School, Three Springs State School and later at Perth Girls' School in James Street, Perth [P196]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Competed at the Three Springs District Schools Athletic Championships in Three Springs on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Won the 8 & 9 Years Girls Flag Race, came 2nd in the 8 & 9 Years Girls Time Skip and 3rd in the 9 Years Girls Running Race [5]
Won the 9 & 10 Years Girls Skipping Race at the North Midlands Athletic Sports in Three Springs on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
After leaving school worked in a match factory in Perth before returning to Three Springs [P196]
Shop Assistant at the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company's store in Three Springs [P196]
Also worked at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs; left Three Springs during the 1940s and shifted to Geraldton [P196]
In Geraldton worked at the Shamrock Hotel, Railway Hotel and Regional Hospital[P196]
Married William Arthur HIPPER in Geraldton on 16 June 1948 [P196]
Owned "Jack's Snack Bar" in Geraldton for 18 years and then from 1975 to 1980 owned Boans Willack Store in Geraldton [P196]
Mother of Brian, Gail, Jeffery and Robert [P196]
Also known as Dawn Beatrice HIPPER-INMAN [P196]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Dawn Grant / Hipper' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/dawn-grant [reference list]




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