Brooks Fred

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1922
Place of birth House in what is now Kellys Road, Willaston


Date of death 3-3-2021

Fred Brooks is "Willaston history personified". We are indebted to him for the multiple photos and articles that he has willingly contributed to Gawler History Team. We have all of this in storage on our Flickr and we will be adding to this Wiki over time.

Fred's football prowess was certainly acknowledged by his inclusion in Gawler's "Team of the Century" as shown in the image courtesy of The Bunyip.

According to the bunyip Newspaper, Fred was awarded a woodwork certificate by the Minister of Education, S.W. Jeffries in December 1936. 1

FRED BROOKS turned 97 TODAY 28/11/2019 and looks very well in his Adelaide Road home.

However, since early 2020, Fred is now being looked after in Eldercare in Gawler. Fred has now given Gawler History Team a further substantial quantity of additional Willaston material and we are indebted to him for his generosity and thoughtfulness.

We are saddened to learn that Fred passed away 3-3-2021. His funeral handout has been scanned and is within his photos below.

Please click here to read Fred Brooks life history.

Please click here to read Fred Brooks Eulogy.

Please click here to read about Fred Brooks time in the Army.

Click here to view photos of Fred Brooks.

Sources

Fred Brooks 2011
Fred Brooks 2011
Brooks Fred Gawler Bunyip 17 Oct 2012
Brooks Fred Gawler Bunyip 17 Oct 2012
Violet and Fred Brooks c1930
Violet and Fred Brooks c1930
Fred Brooks c1930
Fred Brooks c1930
Fred Brooks (left) First Prize, Adelaide Show 1963
Fred Brooks (left) First Prize, Adelaide Show 1963
Fred Brooks
Fred Brooks
100 years of Gawler football. Team of the Century selection.
100 years of Gawler football. Team of the Century selection.


Memories of Brooks Fred

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