Albert Moon attended the Royal Institute for the Blind in Maylands from 1937 when he was six until 1946.
He then went on to work in the Institute’s looming factory. Part of his wages went to the Institute, which also held street appeals to raise funds.
In 1958, he married Rose, a fellow vision-impaired worker. They had three children.
In 1993, Rose and Albert Moon represented Australia in basket-making at the Hong Kong Abilympics (the Abilities Olympics).
Albert Moon was a member of the Maylands Historical Society. As a vision-impaired person and a regular shopper on Eighth Avenue, he was concerned about the hazards portable signs on footpaths posed to vision-impaired persons.
The Maylands Historical Society wrote to the Mayor of Bayswater calling for either the removal or regulation of signs that shopkeepers placed on footpaths.
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