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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Don" Donald Sutherland GRANT

Born 11 September 1902 in Watten, Caithness, Scotland [28]
Son of gamekeeper William GRANT and Jessie WILLIAMSON [28]
Departed London, England on the steamship Ballarat and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 January 1927 [63]
Farmhand in Coorow, Western Australia 1932-1947 [19]
Member of the committee who organised the Coorow-Waddy Sports & Dance in Coorow on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah R.S.L. at the Lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 19 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Captain and Master of Ceremonies at the Coorow Tennis Club's H.M.S. Coorow Novelty Dance on 23 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Part of an overland trip to the uninhabited coast at Jurien Bay, which departed on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     The 12 other members of the party were Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah; [5]
     Frank R. BRYANT, Walter G. FENNELL, W. Frank FENNELL and C. Jock BRAYNT of Marchagee; Baxter D. BOTHE, [5]
     William J. GAUNT, George HUTCHCRAFT, David TODD, Fred BINGHAM and John S. READ of Coorow [5]
     They travelled in two trucks and two cars and from Moora they drove over 54 miles of road and 30 miles of sand [5]
     They erected a shed and tables and were able to get good reception on a wireless Fred BINGHAM had taken along [5]
     They took a boat with them and fished every day, and paid a visit to caves situated nine miles from their camp at Jurien Bay [5]
     The party also visited Sandy Cape and North Head and after an enjoyable stay returned home on Friday 19 February 1937 [5]
"Humorous and capable entertainer" at the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM in Carnamah on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Attended the meeting in Coorow to discuss constructing a road from Coorow to the coast on 11 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
      Foundation Secretary of the Coorow Coast Road Finance Committee in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of North Innaloo [2]
Died 22 October 1979; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 24, 97) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Donald Sutherland Grant' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/donald-sutherland-grant [sources]




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