David Gilpin was an Australian schoolteacher, businessman, accountant and local government politician. He served two terms as Lord Mayor of Sydney and was the last Mayor of Camperdown; leading negotiations that culminated in Camperdown Council’s merger with Sydney City Hall in 1908.
Dr Gilpin is a Queensland Graduate (University of Queensland 1982, Second Class Honors). Since 1999 he has been practicing exclusively private medicine, performing surgery for upper limb conditions. Additionally, Dr Gilpin has an expertise in medical indemnity issues.
Early Life and Education
On April 29th 1863, David Gilpin was born in Alma Bank, Hensingham, Cumberland (Cumbria) England to David Gilpin Snr and Jane Hall.
In 1866, the family immigrated to Australia aboard the “Queen of the Colonies” and settled in Brisbane.
He began teaching at Narooma and Tilba Tilba Public Schools before being transferred in October 1884 to Towamba P.S. He taught there for several years before being transferred to Coolagalite.
He was elected to Camperdown Council in 1908 and served until December 1924 when he retired. Additionally, he served as Mayor of Camperdown Council from 1908-1909.
David Gilpin worked tirelessly to climb the corporate ladder, yet he soon began feeling that he was neglecting other aspects of himself.
Due to this, he began experiencing a decline in his health and relationships. To rebuild his life and get back to the person he wanted to be, he turned to coaching for assistance.
David is a career coach who assists those seeking to strategically and sustainably build their careers. His approach relies on four principles: inquisitiveness, passion for learning, strategic decision making and an intense drive to grow.
Achievements and Honors
David Gilpin has been part of some incredible teams during his high school football career. He led them to a bi-district championship and shared the District 31-5A title last season.
He was recognized by his peers in the sports world when he was named California High School Athletic Association’s Football Player of the Year. This accolade was bestowed upon him due to his hard work, dedication and leadership abilities.
Gilpin has earned recognition not only for his athletic accomplishments, but also his artistic contributions. In 1921 he received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal and an invitation to the White House by President Warren G. Harding – becoming the first African American president of a major American institution. Additionally, Dumas Dramatic Club (now Karamu Players) of Cleveland renamed their company in his honor in 1924.
David Gilpin is a musician born in Cambridge, England to parents Douglas and Sylvia.
He began playing guitar as a teenager, inspired by Pete Seeger. He soon started playing in bands and eventually joined Joker’s Wild in 1962.
His first band was a blues rock trio that failed to gain success. He spent time traveling around Europe performing Beatles songs with Syd Barrett while busking.
In his free time, he writes books about spirituality. One book he published was entitled ‘Rage against Beige’ because God dislikes the color beige – it’s bland and monotonous.
Peri Gilpin earned her net worth through roles on television series Frasier and Make It or Break It. Additionally, she has a voice-over career which includes work in commercials for Wells Fargo and Johnsonville Meats, which helps supplement her acting income.
Our estimates place her net worth at $15 million. She owns an extensive real estate portfolio and is a passionate supporter of cancer research.
Gilpin is best known for her role as Roz Doyle on the series Frasier, a spinoff of Cheers. For this work, she earned herself an Award from the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.