Thursday, 13 October 2011

October Oral History Morning

The October Oral History interview will be with our Freeman of the City, Mr Phillip Cooper. As a member of a large family Phil Cooper recalls a happy childhood growing up near Nabawa in the Chapman Valley. After leaving school Phil worked on a farm for four years before becoming the mail-truck driver on the Nanson-Nabawa-Yuna run. He then established his own successful trucking business. He sold this business in 1984 and moved into a B.P. service station where he was ably assisted by his wife, Waltraud. It was in 1963 that Phil Cooper commenced his record contribution to local Government. He served 19 years as a Town Councillor and 13 years as Mayor of Geraldton. On April 2001 he was declared a Freeman of the City.

This Oral History Morning will be held in
Geraldton Regional Library on
Wednesday 19th October at 9 am.
Please note change in usual time.

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