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WA Police Commissioner pays tribute to his ancestor with 1876 Bible

Jemillah Dawson
By Jemillah Dawson
Updated July 5 2022 - 1:00am, first published July 4 2022 - 6:41am
Precious: WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson with his great great grandfather Elijah Dawson's Bible. Picture: Jemillah Dawson.

On July 15, when WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson is sworn in as the 34th Governor of WA he will have the 1876 bible from a Busselton colonial pioneer.

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Jemillah Dawson

Jemillah Dawson

South West Editor

I started as a journalist in 2011 and now manage mastheads in the South West of WA. My passion is politics and sport. I believe we are the voice for the community but also we inform the community of what they need to know. Email jemillah.dawson@austcommunitymedia.com.au