Ivor Knight, born in 1934 in Perth, was declared a ‘neglected child’ in 1938 and placed in the custody of the Christian Brothers. He survived the Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun orphanages, being expelled in 1949. He worked on sheep and cattle stations, with a short stint in the navy, until he married in 1962. In 1968, he joined the Western Australian Prison Service and rose through the ranks to Superintendent. He was in charge of the prisons at Roebourne, Fremantle and Greenough. He took early retirement in 1991. Ivor holds senior positions in a number of organisations, and is a Justice of the Peace at Midland.