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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Roderick Arthur PIPER

Born 5 September 1898 in Norwood, South Australia [55]
Son of Arthur William PIPER and Edner Elizabeth COUNTER [55]
Farmer in Perenjori, Western Australia [19]
Married Mary Ellen CARY in 1929 [66]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1936-37 [5: 3-May-1935] [89]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
Aboriginal man Ninghan Freddie requested he write a letter to REYNOLDS the storekeeper in Carnamah [59]
     He wrote the letter and passed on a message that Ninghan was there chasing kangaroos, emus and shepherding sheep [59]
     Ninghan was wanting REYNOLDS to pass the message onto "Dido" Joachim DIDO, so he'd drop off a kangaroo dog [59]
Known to have later resided in Dongara and East Fremantle [2] [16]
Died 26 June 1981; ashes buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, AA, 47D) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roderick Arthur Piper' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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