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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Murray Dickson GELL

Born 10 June 1930 in Geraldton, Western Australia [39: 19-Jun-1930]
Son of Richard Dickson GELL and Irene Arikia EDWARDS [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Resided in Carnamah with his parents and brother Bryan [5: 12-Jan-1934]
They lived in the bank manager's house adjoining the Bank of New South Wales at 15 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [19]
Student at the Carnamah State School [97]
Performed in the children's Elocution Concert held in Carnamah on Thursday 27 July 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as "Pierrot" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Came 2nd in the 6 Years Boys Running Race and with Ian T. M. FORRESTER came 2nd in the 6-7 Years Boy Siamese Race [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Coon" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
After a number of weeks in Perth himself and his mother returned to Carnamah during the third week of January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Came 2nd in the 6-8 Years Boys Running Race at the Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a Coronation Medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     During the children's sports he came 2nd in the 6 Years Boys Running Race [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5: 14-May-1937]
Sang a song to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
With brother Brian did an impersonation of locals Mr GALLAGHER and Mr SHEAHAN at the 1939 Community Concert [0: image 03856]
Sounded the Reveille and The Last Post at the Victory in Europe Day celebrations in Carnamah on Wednesday 9 May 1945 [7: page 47]
In 1942 gained a Scholarship to attend Perth Modern School [0: image 02943]
Spent Easter in 1947 in Carnamah to farewell his many friends [0: image 04456]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [2]
Died 1 February 1980; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Murray Dickson Gell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/murray-dickson-gell [reference list]




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