Mandurah: 16 years later, much has changed in David Templeman’s neck of the woods

Luke and Peter Mickan with David Templeman (centre) on the day before the 2017 election
Luke and Peter Mickan with David Templeman (centre) on the day before the 2017 election

WHEN David Templeman first doorknocked Coodanup’s Harper Court the day before the 2001 election, the residents got behind him and he promised to celebrate with them if he won.

The day after the election, he returned with a home-made banner stating Thank You Mandurah and we photographed him with a crowd of adults and children.

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The day before the 2017 election, he returned to doorknock but many of the homes have since been demolished and there were few children.

Luke Mickan was four years old in the original photo, now he is 20 and still lives with his family in the street.