He was born and raised in Broken Hill , the youngest child of well to do parents. Eighteen months of his high school education were spent at Prince Aldred College.
Most of his working life was spent in State Government employment, firstly with the Municipal Tramways Trust as a bus conductor and latterly with the SA Housing Trust. These jobs followed a period of time during World War II in the RAAF, during which time he served overseas in the Borneo region.
He enlisted in the RAAF (Service Number 140047) on 20 April 1943 in Adelaide and was discharged on 16 April 1946 with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman and the posting of Area Finance Officer, Adelaide.
Disabilities resulting from his war service led to him being granted a TPI Pension from the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace on 11 August 1960.
He was one of four men who met regularly and founded the Central Districts Football Club.
Selina Elizabeth Hooper Edwards
Robert John Hooper
Robert Gregory Hooper
Herbert Henry Hooper
Leonard Wilfred Hooper
Thomas Gregory Hooper
Hedley Ernest Hooper
Doris Irene Hooper Thiele
Joseph Robert Hooper