Maureen Gillham started out as a city girl but for much of her life she led a rural existence in Quairading, York and Geraldton — places ideally suited to her equestrian interests.
It was in the Borneo jungle in 1966 that Rod, at the rank of lieutenant, successfully led his party of nine men whose job it was to block the withdrawal of Indonesian troops after an earlier skirmish.
All across the world, paper poppies have just been worn as badges of remembrance and respect for those who fought in World War I. Dulcie Fawcett had every reason to be part of such memories.
Former federal ALP leader Kim Beazley has paid tribute to former Governor General and Labor stalwart Bill Hayden, who has died at the age of 90.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has remembered Australia’s 21st governor-general Bill Hayden, who has died aged 90, as a Labor legend.
A long-time Albany minister and the voice of countless community events, Ken Ewers-Verge, died last week three months after being diagnosed with brain tumours.
Perth-born businesswoman Kerry Paki suffered a massive brain haemorrhage days after she delivered her fourth child.
David was a Margaret River region pioneer who paused and took a broader view than most. The bank of the Wilyabrup Brook, for example, struck him as fine for a winery, but what about pollution?
Gareth Morse was a landscape painter, an inspirational teacher, and a leading force in the foundation of art during the 1980s …
Peter Morse, Barbara Bolt & Paul Uhlmann
From Bunbury to Hilite 33 and Chez Pierre, Jean Daniel Ichallelane championed French cuisine and culture — and left a legacy for local diners.
Nurse Madeleine Kirby’s first hospital training, in 1951, was in the era of uniforms, caps and “hideous hall shoes,” as her later memoir put it.
A pioneer of masters athletics in WA with a life-long passion for running, Carr was still winning gold medals and breaking world records at championships across the globe into his early 90s.
Roger Garrood was a significant identity in the WA jazz scene since arriving in Perth from London with wife Carol in 1971.
Progress is what every teacher aspires to. For David Forster – 53 years with the WA Department of Education – it was the great outdoors that offered many lessons.
A born educator, Glenda Parkin refused to give up her dedication to teaching even when a rare form of dementia robbed her of her career.
A voice for the vulnerable, Judyth Watson never felt at ease speaking in State Parliament.
Surrounded by community urgings to “grow your own food” and “dig for victory”, Stewart Pate and his son, John, worked hard on the family’s vegetable patches in Belfast.
As an army captain and a doctor, Neville Opie showed firm hands, a cool head and a willingness to deal with disaster head on.
The volunteer extraordinaire was honoured by a Narrogin supermarket with a personal parking bay.
Jim Flockart described himself as coming from the school of hard knocks and he certainly started life in the toughest era, the Great Depression, late in the lifetime of the ill-fated Scullin government.
WA and Australian cricket never got to see the best of left-arm pace bowler Jim Hubble.
Doug Napier was a player with a ready return if anyone asked if he’d ever played against other top tennis chaps.
Transplant recipient and lawyer Simone McMahon became an impassioned speaker and advocate for the cause of organ and tissue donation and transplant.
A chance to learn to drive through the Red Cross led to 70 years of volunteering with the organisation for architect Max Bevilaqua.
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