The Governor returns the Bible to the Busselton musuem.

The Governor returns the Bible to the Busselton musuem.

11 Aug, 2022

A historical trip to Busselton

The Governor took a day trip to Busselton to meet with the Busselton Historical Society and return the Bible of his great-great-grandfather, Elijah Dawson, to the museum. Elijah Dawson and his wife, Ann Dawson, were colonial pioneers of the Busselton area. His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM, Governor of Western Australia was loaned the Bible for use in his swearing-in ceremony.

Honouring Bill Ivory

A crowd of people gathered to celebrate Mr Bill Ivory OAM.
A crowd of people gathered to celebrate Mr Bill Ivory OAM.

For service to boxing, and to youth, Mr William “Bill” Ivory was awarded an OAM.

Unfortunately, Mr Ivory was unable to attend an investiture ceremony at Government House due to his advanced years and inability to travel far from home. Today, the Governor visited Mr Ivory to present him with his Australian honour.

Mr Ivory shares the story of why he got into boxing.
Mr Ivory shares the story of why he got into boxing.

When boxer William ‘Bill’ Ivory hung up his professional gloves in 1946 he turned his attention to helping WA youngsters reach their full potential. For six decades he volunteered as a boxing coach at the WA Police and Community Youth Centres in Bunbury, where he was also the Founder and Former Coach of their women’s fitness centre for 25 years. During his years as a coach, he successfully trained boxers who fought for state and national titles and he was named coach of WA representative teams on three occasions. The Bunbury PCYC awarded him life membership in 1958 and named a room in his honour in 2009.

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