70th anniversary another chapter in life’s adventure for Bunbury couple

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Arthur and June Daws will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on September 30.
Camera IconArthur and June Daws will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on September 30. Credit: Supplied

In January 1965, an English couple set their sights on Bunbury and made the move from the UK with their seven young children in tow.

June and Arthur Daws tied the knot on September 30, 1950 and will soon celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

For most of the past 55 years in Australia, the Daws have called Bunbury home, with a few years spent in Kalgoorlie and Coral Bay.

Daughter Jane Rennick said her parents spent their lives on the stage and were avid members of the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group and the Bunbury Repertory Club as actors and producers in several productions over the years.

Ms Rennick said her parents lived an action-packed life that a lot of people would aspire to live.

“They were very brave at 35 to immigrate to Australia on a whim,” she said.

When they got older they had a pretty adventurous life.

“They moved to Kalgoorlie for a couple of years and changed their roles totally and then they lived in Coral Bay and worked there running the pub and service station.”

Ms Rennick said her father, who now lived in a nursing home, had a strong character and still had his wits and charms at 90 years old.

“They’ve travelled the world and did Australia twice, once when mum was in a wheelchair but she kept soldiering on,” she said.

“They went overseas with a Bunbury choir and sang in Argentina and places like that.”

Mr and Mrs Daws are the proud heads of a big family with seven children, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

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