G6 Julian John Painter

Julian John Painter is a great great grandson of Timothy Sullivan through his great grandfather Richard Wearne Sullivan, grandmother Gertrude Ida Painter and father Rowland George Painter.

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Julian John Painter was born in 1957 while his family was living in Highgate. he is the middle child of three Adelaide-born children of Rowland Painter and wife Jean (nee Robinson). His sisters Linda Rae and Celia Anne were born in 1956 and 1958 respectively.

Julian attended Highgate Primary School and then Unley High School. On leaving school  he attended the University of Adelaide and studied dentistry. After graduating he worked as a dentist in Leeton (NSW) , then Port Headland in West Australia, then back east again to Portland in Victoria. In 198? he married ?-born Catherine Wade, and children Stephanie Alice Marie Painter and Kimberley Michelle Painter were born in 1985 and 1987 respectively, both in.?.. Victoria Eventually the family settled in Bunbury West Australia.

Julian has always been a keen and good chess player and he was a great pal with the Koshnitsky family in South Australia (a chess family) from a young age. He was one of the main organisers of a chess club in Portland and in Bunbury. He is a hobby astronomer and very active in the astronomy club in south western WA.