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The Sedgwick Family Sailing Ship

Friday, 3 February, 2023 - 12:38

Born in 1927, George Douglas Sedgwick, known as 'Doug', moved to Subiaco when he was a young child during the Great Depression. After living at Coghlan Road, his family moved to 50 Bedford Street, Subiaco, where his father, Alexander Douglas Sedgwick, made him this beautiful sailing ship. According to the family, they used to sail it at Lake Monger. 

During his time at Subiaco, Doug attended Thomas Street State School and Perth Modern School. Bob Hawke was among his peers during his time at Perth Modern. While at school Doug also served as an air raid warden during World War Two. He donated the pump he used to the Subiaco Museum. It has recently been loaned to the WA Museum Boola Bardip, where it is currently on display. 

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