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KATANNING CINEMAS

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  katanning cinemas KING’S HALL Aberdeen St, Katanning Holly’s shed faced Aberdeen Street, but with a postal address in Austral Terrace. it was located behind the Mechanics Institute but slightly closer to Clive St. About 1909, this shed was converted into a roller skating rink, with a jarrah floor. In August 1912, J.A. Punch, who […]

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Genealogy Links

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genealogy links   Are you researching your family history? Genealogy Links: As we all look to the future, many of us are looking to our past to see where we came from. Often, this is an exciting journey as we find various ancestors and family members, who they were, what the did, and where they […]

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Applin Family

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Applin family APPLIN FAMILY Thomas Edward and Christian Martha Applin and their eight children sailed from Liverpool to Fremantle in Western Australia in 1912. The Australian electoral rolls show the family headed straight to the township of Katanning located some 270km southeast of Perth where Thomas took up dairy farming. Their eight children included Edward […]

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Bevan Quartermaine

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Bevan Quartermaine Bevan Quartermaine Bevan Sampson Joseph Quartermaine (1881 – 10.10.1947) From the Great Southern Herald: Fri 24 Oct 1947 OBITUARY BEVAN QUARTERMAINE The death occurred on October 10 at the Katanning District Hospital of Bevan S. J. Quartermaine, aged 66 years, after a long period of failing health. Bevan was a son of Alfred […]

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Elijah QUARTERMAINE

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Elijah Quartermaine Elijah Quartermaine The first permanent white settler in Katanning. Elijah is considered the first settler in the district of Katanning. In 1851 he was grazing 1,900 sheep and, finding abundant water and feed for his sheep in the area,  Quartermaine permanently settled and was the first to secure land (1852). Descendants of Quartermaine […]