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Paul Piramino; Yued [Yuat / Yuwat] man; musician; born 1873 at New Norcia Benedictine Aboriginal Mission, Western Australia; son of Alfredo Piramino and Lucy Gnanet from Bunbury; paternal grandson of Wildonga and Gnulbina from country north of the mission; maternal grandson of Carraman [Caraman] and Modin; brother of Maria and John; godson of Sarah Ninak and John Walley; stepson of Alex Wanola or Wegnola; lived with his family in a mission cottage; his father, Alfredo, passed away when Paul was two years old; his baby brother also passed away and his sister, Maria, passed away in 1884; taught music with other mission children by Brother Odo Oltra; from the 1880s Paul Piramino sang and performed semi-classical and popular music with other singers and musicians at New Norcia; played for evening dances after weekend mission cricket matches; played cello in New Norcia string orchestra with violinists Peter Jetta [Jatter], Benedict Jetta [Jatter] and Henry Ross and double bass player, Mini; played sacred music; with Peter Jetta wrote a petition in the 1890s protesting the shooting of a dog and citing legal rights to own a dog; in 1893 he may have been absent from the mission playing for colonist dances in Geraldton and Cue; in 1898 after the death of Brother Oltra, Bishop Salvado appointed Paul Piramino mission organist, violinist, choirmaster, bandmaster and conductor of the string orchestra; in 1899 at the age of 26 he married Philamena Yates, 20, and lived in a mission cottage which had furniture and ornaments and a flower and vegetable garden; in 1901 had ambitions to mine for gold but was refused a miners' right; dismissed by the new Abbot, Torres, as New Norcia musical director in 1902; choir, music playing and dances were stopped at the Mission at this time; soon after 1902 Paul and Philamena Piramino left the mission; in 1902 wrote to Under Secretary for Mines enquiring on miners' rights; in 1903 he was granted a reserve block of 150 acres in the New Norcia area; laboured for others to fund the required improvements to his block; in 1904 worked on a farm near Toodyay; 1907 worked for H. B. Lefroy at Walebing; requested, through Lefroy, rations and clothes for his sister-in-law Maria Anna; by 1908 had cut posts to fence his block and requested fencing wire from the Aborigines Department; his request was denied; by 1912 his reserve block had been cancelled; there is no record that he received the value of his labour on the block; in 1918 he applied for exemption from the 1905 Act which was denied; in the early 1920s he was sent to Moore River Native Settlement; he passed away at Moore River on 4 August 1925 aged 53
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