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ALEX PRIOR COLLECTION - PRINCESS ROAD, 75, AND ALEX PRIOR

Overview

B/W print. Alex Prior crossing the road in front of his home. Light coloured stucco house with enclosed side verandah and corrugated iron roof. Decorative brick fence in front of house with double cyclone gates to the drive and cyclone fence in front of garden at the side.

Historical information

Born 3/10/1912 at 75 Princess Road, Claremont where he lived until he died 3/3/1987. Attended East Claremont Primary School (Prac School) and Claremont Central from 1918-1925, then Stott's Business College. Appointed to position of clerical officer at Claremont Council 13/9/1937. On 26/6/1961 appointed accountant by D.E. Jefferys, the Town Clerk. There until retirement in 7/10/1977. Then taught typing and shorthand at Fremantle Technical College. A competitive swimmer, Alex was a member of the Claremont Amateur Swimming Club's champion Flying Squadron Team pre & post WWII. He won a state surf title in 1930s, and remained committed to the Surf Life Saving Association becoming President of the Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club, State Superintendent (and World Governor?). Other interests included football, boating & fishing. Alex used to go overseas to sporting events as a representative right up to his retirement. He played the organ at Christchurch. Involved in organization of entry turnstiles at Claremont Oval football matches and the use of the oval for parking for the Royal Show.
There is a transcript of an interview in the oral Histories Transcripts binder and on M drive. A tape on an address Alex Prior made on the 60th Anniversary of Prac School is numbered 15.515 a,b. This has been transferred to two discs in the collection

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-28--3-133-
Item type
Claremont Museum

Claremont Museum

Organisation Details
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