Lest we forget those who served

As far as the Walpole, Nornalup & Districts Historical Society can gather, around 126 Walpole & Districts men and women have served Australia and her allies in war and peacekeeping missions since 1914, including 35 who served in World War I and 87 in World War II — extraordinary numbers… Continue reading

Dorothy “Dot” Gunson

Dorothy “Dot” Gunson (nee Slater) was born in New South Wales in 1926. She was one of ten children. She met Lionel Gunson when he went to NSW after WWII and married him in 1949. The Gunsons moved to Western Australia, Lionel joined the Forestry Department, and they came to… Continue reading

St. George’s remembers Sister Jane

St George’s Anglican Church has installed and named a bell in honour of Walpole & Districts pioneering nurse Sister Jane Anderson. Sister Jane from Ireland came to Walpole in 1930 under the auspices of the Colonial and Continental Church Society to provide nursing services for pioneers and their families in… Continue reading

Jim’s memories

Memories by James A “Jim” Clarke, the eldest son of 1930s scheme settlers Edwin and Ida, is out now at the Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC). An attempt to record his life story, Memories does not follow any chronological order; rather it is written “as I remember events”. “I have… Continue reading