Doug and Joan head to Melbourne and then board the Kuala Lumpur for PNG, Japan and Hong Kong. A stage show, new shopping experiences, a royal encounter, a new suit in HK and then a peek into forbidden China.
1961 and an election is called. Doug works hard to be re-elected but having won in 1958 by such a small margin, it was always going to be a tough battle.Doug was unsuccessful, losing by less than 300 votes.
Newly elected Federal Member for Stirling, Doug Cash, and family to Canberra for the Opening of 23rd Parliament. Back at home, life as a local MP is busy with many community engagements.
In 1958 Doug stands as Liberal candidate for Stirling in the Federal Election. A family effort and a close-fought battle but Doug narrowly wins against C H Webb. Congratulations all round.
Arthur and Lucie open a shop in Wembley, four generations in a two bedroom house. Choc tops. Grandpa P C McKenzie dies. All move in with Doug’s parents in Belmont. Then a new home back in Wembley. Ken and Merle wedding. Sarah Cash dies in a tragic accident. Move to West Perth and then the wheatbelt town of Bullfinch.
1946, first Christmas as a married couple, rations still in force. In early 1947 first daughter Lynne born and in late 1948 Pam born. Cecil, Roly and Alice also welcome new arrivals. Mistaken for John Bottomley. Doug joins the Freemasons. In 1949 the Moore’s sell their 21 Victoria Square house.
In late 1946 Doug purchases a newsagency on busy St George’s Terrace in Perth from Laura O’Hara. Over twenty years and through multiple renovations by their landlords, Zimpels the furniture store, Doug and Joan open a separate greeting cards store within Zimpels and a chocolates store.