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1885 - 1945

Smoking implement with a bent conical wooden bowl curling up to the mouth piece, stem, which is made from a synthetic material and has crazing marks over it. The bowl is topped with a silver trim.

Historical information

The pipe was used by Alfred Tunbridge Skeet in the Forrestdale area from c1885-1945.
Alfred arrived in Western Australia in 1876 with his brother William. On Jan 1 1885 they were granted 100 acres around Forrestdale Lake (then Lake Jandakot) making them some of the earliest British migrants to establish a farm and home in the region. In February 1912 he married Lillian Dumsday. In 1913 they had their first child, Alfred George Skeet followed by Laura (1913), Margery (1915), William Clive (1917, died Jan 1918) & Lillian Ursula (1919)
That same year he led a campaign to get a telephone facility set up around Forrestdale which was installed in 1918 and for the erection of a Community Hall on Forrest Road, opposite the East Jandakot railway station. As chairman of the hall building committee Alfred opened the new hall in May 1914.
He died in 1945 and is buried in Fremantle Cemetery, in same plot as his brother William, who died in 1918.



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13.8000 cm
Height or length
6.2000 cm
4.5500 cm
Year End
Statement of significance

This object is part of a collection of items associated with a person or family who have played a significant role in the economic, community or social development of the City of Armadale. This can include holding key political or social positions within the community, being a key contributor or member of a community organisation, a strong contributor to improving the well-being of the local community, a prominent figure in a local business or industry, developer of new industries or activities or someone who grew up in the area and moved away and had a noteworthy career or life.

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City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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