The Late Alan Donelly
Founder in 1972 of Alan Donelly & Co
Specialist Auctioneers and Valuers of Antiques, collectables and onsite house clearances
Mathew (Mat) Donelly
Director of Donelly Auctions
Donelly Auctions proudly celebrates 50 years in business. Established in 1972 by the Late Alan Donelly and now in 2022 owned and operated by Mathew and Nancy, 2 of Alan’s children. Perth’s specialist auctioneers of antiques, estates and onsite house clearances. Until 2021 we were a ‘traditional’ auction house, with covid entering all our lives we turned the business to an online auction house.
We want to share memories not just from the early business years but the strength, love and bond that all the family members have with each other.
Introducing the original Donelly Family: The Late Alan Donelly “AD”, The Late Nancye Donelly Senior (Alan’s mother), eldest daughter Jane, middle daughter Nancy Junior and youngest son Mathew.
Throughout 2022 we will be sharing many memories, images and stories from the past and present. If you have a special moment, memory or story you would like to share with everyone please email our social co-ordinator [email protected]
Mat, Nancy and our fantastic Donelly Team thank all our valued clients and vendors and look forward to bringing the next generation into this ever expanding business.
The extended Donelly family
Meet the grandkids and great grandchildren of AD!
Mat has 3 girls, Angelina, Sophie and Kylie whilst Nancy has 2 children Thomas and Emily.
Angelina is our very clever YouTube creator of all the video previews for our auctions, Sophie works on the floor, in the office and attending the jewellery cabinets at the viewing and developing her love for jewellery from her aunty. Emily is now part-time as she has our newest member, Louie who is currently 6 months old. Tom used to do all the floor and deliveries after an auction and Kylie assists when on school holidays wherever she can.
Jane the eldest lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter Isla – hoping to one day return and also step in and assist in the family business.
AD loved all the children but adored his grandies. Photos include AD and his kids way back then! Side image mid-70’s AD holding young Mat, Albany WA.