Brian Letton – Musician

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Brian Letton – Musician and Song Writer Born in Port Lincoln South Australia, Brian Letton was raised on his  parents new land farming property, north east of Ravensthorpe in Western  Australia. Brian considers that his upbringing in this often harsh rural environment taught him to appreciate the “true values of life”. After leaving school, he […]

WW11

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WW11 Nominal Roll Over 520 people from Katanning and surrounding districts, and well beyond, enlisted for World War Two (WW11) in Katanning. Due to such a large number I have only listed those below whose registered place of birth was Katanning. ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11     ww11 You can research all 527 […]

George Halpin

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George Halpin George Halpin, a long-term resident of Katanning and highly regarded agricultural researcher with the Department of Agriculture in Katanning, passed away on 11 July 1997. He was the Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agriculture in Katanning from 1955 to 1972. From 1 July, 2017, the Department of Agriculture and Food ceases to exist […]

Noel Crouch

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Noel Valentine Crouch Noel Crouch was born in Katanning on 23 September, 1947, the youngest son of Valentine Severn Crouch and May Crouch and brother to Dorothy, James and Valerie. He served his country in Vietnam where he was killed in action on 21 May, 1970. He left behind his new bride, Olive (nee Landers). […]

Alan Quartermaine

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Alan Quartermaine – Sandover Medalist Alan Quartermaine was born in Katanning and went on to win the Sandover Medal playing for the East Perth Football Club. Alan R. Quartermaine (born 23 November 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the East Perth Football Club in what is now the West Australian Football […]

Talbot Hobbs

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Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs KCB, KCMG, VD (24 August 1864 – 21 April 1938) was an Australian architect and First World War general. He was also the architect of the Katanning Roller Flour Mill for Frederick Piesse. Early life Talbot Hobbs was born in London, the son […]

St Patricks School

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St Patricks School, Katanning St Patrick’s School, Katanning was established in 1926 with the arrival in January of that year, of three Our Lady of the Missions sisters. The school opened on 3rd February at 9.00am with 47 pupils, and the first classes were originally located in the Church. The school finished that year with […]