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Nicholas Gurr

Nic is seen above at the 2020 AGM of the Fremantle Society at the Fremantle Arts Centre with (right to left): Helen Cox, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Sue John, and Elizabeth Megroz.

Kristi McNulty:
Nicolas Gurr had a very strong sense of civic responsibility and was never
afraid to speak out in support of causes he believed in. A passionate advocate for local
history, he was a long-standing member of the Fremantle History Society and the Fremantle
Society, serving on the committees of both organisations, Vice President of the latter for a
time. He was President of the South Ward Community Association during the 1990s, co-convenor of the Beaconsfield Precinct during the early 2000s, and a committee member of the Fremantle Men’s Shed.
But his sense of generosity went well above and beyond serving the community, in his personal campaign to save lives through blood donation. He began giving blood from the time he was 18, and had since donated close to 500 times, helping to save thousands of lives over a 50-year span.

John Dowson:
Nic had a passion for Fremantle, and served the Fremantle Society as its Vice President on five different occasions - 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2008. He was also a committee member in 1997, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2014. Nic knew the issues of the day well and was always ready to help foster good outcomes in the community. He even ran (unsuccessfully) for council in the Beaconsfield ward against the mighty party machinery that dominates local government these days.
The Fremantle Society is grateful for the unwavering support given by Nic to the Society and the many issues it constantly deals with. Nic was very busy for many years running his business, National Linemarkers, but he always found time for the community issues that needed attention.

References and Links

FHS Newsletter, Spring 2022.

Fremantle Society email, 27 September 2022.

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