The Men of Katanning
In the early days of Katanning it would have been the men working hard to build a house (albeit, very rough to our standards today), to clear the land, and to start growing crops and stock.
Their womenfolk would probably have worked just as hard, both alongside their men, and in creating a home in that house, rearing their children, and looking after her family in conditions that we will never understand.
Over the years their have been many Katanning men who have achieved much in public life and within the community.
Katanning has continued to grow and thrive into a major centre within the Great Southern region of Western Australia thanks to their efforts.
Read some of their stories by clicking on their name…
DUFF, The Reverend Father
Again he reached Perth, and after a short respite he went to the Katanning district, which kept him within its confines twelve months. In that time great progress was made… Continue reading >>>
PIESSE, Frederick Henry
Frederick Henry Piesse, CMG (6 December 1853 – 29 June 1912) was a farmer, businessman and politician who is credited with much of the early development of the region around Katanning… Continue reading >>>
THOMSON, Alexander (Alec)
Alexander Thomson, known as Alec Thomson, was an Australian politician, and a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1914 until 1930… Continue reading >>>
PORCELLI, Pietro Giacoma
Pietro Giacoma Porcelli was born in Bisceglie, Bari, Italy. His family migrated to Australia and Pietro Porcelli studied at the New South Wales Academy of Art… Continue reading >>>
Listen to an interview of Gordon Freeth by: John Ferrell (Interviewer) of
Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library HERE
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Katanning men (and women) have fought and died in many wars for the
freedoms we hold so dear today.
They were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for all they believed in.
The Returned Services League (RSL) has set up a virtual war memorial to
honour those men and women.
I have attached a few to our page : Continue reading >>>