Tiger Moore

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Tiger Moore
 

His story

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Tiger’s  parents were Flurence ‘Frosty’ Moore and Ellen Fitzpatrick. Tiger  was born on 13 September 1925. Tiger Moore’s real name was Flurence, the same as his father, but he was always just ‘Tiger’.

Frosty played football for Boulder Coolgardie and for Essendon. He was also a successful cricketer.

Frosty died in 1953 and Ellen died in 1980. They had four children, Mollie, George, Flurence and Nora.

Frosty and Ellen

Frosty Moore

Flurence & Ellen

St Patricks

The young Tiger was very good at sport from an early age. Here he is in St Patrick’s 1939 school cricket team. (Seated on the floor). Even though he was small, he packed a punch.

Later in life, Tiger was successful at billiards, cricket, golf and finally bowls. Competitive by spirit, he was known as fair and congenial opponent.  As a rider he had a lively, but friendly battle with Frank Treen as to held the Jockey’s premiership for year after year.

Going out

Tiger married Joy Lougheed in 1942 and were together until Joy died in 1991 of cancer.

They both played golf and enjoyed the halcyon days on holiday together with their children on Garden Island. 

Tiger was a great fan of fishing and named his boat Nicopolis!

Together

Tiger and Joy were survived by four children: Laraine, Jan, Irene and Stephen

Tiger had many riding experiences in other parts of Australia, in Singapore and Malaysia, but you could not keep him long away from his family and the Western Australia he loved.

Here’s to you Tiger!