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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eric George GALLEHAWK

Born 14 February 1941 in Subiaco, Western Australia [P305]
Son of Herbert George GALLEHAWK and Myrtle Lily GROVE [P305]
Spent his childhood in Carnamah and then in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [P305]
Educated at the Carnamah State School and then at Scotch College in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne [P305]
After leaving school worked for the Queensland Insurance Company [P305]
Married Maureen Winifred BURKE on 17 March 1962, having been engaged since 11 November 1960 [P305]
By 1963 he had resigned from his position with the Queensland Insurance Company and shifted to Carnamah [P305]
In Carnamah he initially worked as a Farmhand for his cousin-in-law and cousin David W. and E. Joan HEINRICH [P305]
Had the telephone in 1963 - was telephone number Carnamah-62 [60]
Later worked as a Farmhand in Coorow for James A. WHITE, and then in Carnamah for Ronald S. GILMOUR [P305]
Sharefarmer of a property belonging to Mervyn A. PERRY in Carnamah from 1979 to 1989 [P305]
One day on the farm he killed a snake near the house, and that night he pulled open one of his draws to find a snake curled up [P305]
He believed it was a joke and walked to the kitchen with the draw - to the subsequent horror of his family and then himself [P305]
Member of the Carnamah Uniting Church - was its Chairman in 1987 [7: page 240]
Teacher and later Superintendent of Sunday School in Carnamah, and also a Lay Preacher in Carnamah [P305]
Left Carnamah in 1989 and shifted to York [P305]
In York he initially worked for Ron NORMAN doing painting and odd jobs, and later as a gardening contractor [P305]
Served on the Chaplaincy Committee of the Bible Society Board of Western Australia [P305]
Generous supporter of Sonshine FM radio station 98.5 [P305]
Described as an honest worker who believed in a fair day's work for a fair day's pay [P305]
He was known to go that extra yard or two to make sure that he didn't cheat anyone [P305]
Father of Kevin and Michelle [P305]
Died 1 February 2007 at the Hollywood Private Hospital in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [P305]
Buried at the York Cemetery on 7 February 2007 after a service at the Salvation Army Citadel in York [45]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eric George Gallehawk' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eric-george-gallehawk [reference list]




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