Gareth John Evans

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    Gareth John Evans, the elder child of tram driver Allan Oswald Evans and his wife Phyllis (Phyl), née LeBoeuf, formerly a store manager for Woolworths, was born at Kew, Melbourne, on 5 September 1944. Gareth grew up in Hawthorn, not far from the tram depot where his father worked, before the family moved to Surrey Hills in the 1950s. Evans maintained a life-long connection to the Hawthorn Football Club. He was known to his family and the friends of his youth as Gary and his upbringing was shaped, but not dominated, by the family's Methodist faith, a lower middle-class environment and his attendance at Hawthorn West Central School, where he stood out as a naturally gifted student who attained high marks without particular effort.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate
    Editors Geoffrey Browne, Kay Walsh, Joel Bateman and Hari Gupta
    Place of PublicationMelbourne Australia
    PublisherMelbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing)
    ISBN (Print)9781760105020
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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