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Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 1. Traditional Culture

Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 1. Traditional Culture

Wiradjurie Connection to Country on the Mid Murrumbidgee. Interviews were undertaken in 2014 with Mr Jimmy Ingram, Mr Hank and Mrs Liz Lyons, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mr Mick Lyons, Mrs Heather Edwards and Mr Roley Williams who generously shared their...

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Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 2. Significant Places

Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 2. Significant Places

Wiradjurie Connection to Country on the Mid Murrumbidgee. Interviews were undertaken in 2014 with Mr Jimmy Ingram, Mr Hank and Mrs Liz Lyons, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mr Mick Lyons, Mrs Heather Edwards and Mr Roley Williams who generously shared their...

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Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 3. Spirituality and Dreamtime Stories

Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 3. Spirituality and Dreamtime Stories

Wiradjurie Connection to Country on the Mid Murrumbidgee. Interviews were undertaken in 2014 with Mr Jimmy Ingram, Mr Hank and Mrs Liz Lyons, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mr Mick Lyons, Mrs Heather Edwards and Mr Roley Williams who generously shared their...

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Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 4. Management

Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 4. Management

Wiradjurie Connection to Country on the Mid Murrumbidgee. Interviews were undertaken in 2014 with Mr Jimmy Ingram, Mr Hank and Mrs Liz Lyons, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mr Mick Lyons, Mrs Heather Edwards and Mr Roley Williams who generously shared their...

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Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 5. Connected Landscape

Wiradjurie Connection to Country - 5. Connected Landscape

Wiradjurie Connection to Country on the Mid Murrumbidgee. Interviews were undertaken in 2014 with Mr Jimmy Ingram, Mr Hank and Mrs Liz Lyons, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mr Mick Lyons, Mrs Heather Edwards and Mr Roley Williams who generously shared their...

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Our Place - Alexandria - Harry Brennan

Our Place - Alexandria - Harry Brennan

Harry’s family was large. Twelve children survived out of sixteen. They eventually lived in nine of out of the ten terraces in their row. His mother would move if a better one became vacant; she’d then paint it, put down...

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Our Place - Alexandria - Robert Hammond

Our Place - Alexandria - Robert Hammond

There were twelve children in Robert’s family, and they lived in a rented double-storey brick terrace house. His little brother died from a lung infection, at the age of one year. Robert’s adolescence was dominated by both his before and...

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Our Place - Alexandria - Stephen Fennell

Our Place - Alexandria - Stephen Fennell

Stephen was born in 1952 and is the son of Syd who was also interviewed for the South Sydney Social History Project. He grew up in Renwick Street in a family that was strongly involved in Labour politics and knew...

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Our Place - Alexandria - Sydney Fennell

Our Place - Alexandria - Sydney Fennell

Syd was an only child, which was unusual in Alexandria. His dad was a wood machinist, in the boot trade, and his mum worked for a period at the pickle factory, behind Henderson Road, where a lot of people in...

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Our Place - Beaconsfield - Mick Green

Our Place - Beaconsfield - Mick Green

Mick Green was born in 1926 and grew up in Beaconsfield. His Dad was a local Labor politician after whom Green Square is named. He remembers attending Kindergarten Union kindergarten as a child and describes Beaconsfield as a place where...

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Our Place - Darlington - Colin Bell

Our Place - Darlington - Colin Bell

Colin recalls fondly growing up in Darlington “It was a safe neighbourhood usually – where we were at Calder Road because everyone knew one another – you could walk around after dark. People would have their doors open back in...

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Our Place - Darlington - Mervyn Jordan

Our Place - Darlington - Mervyn Jordan

Mervyn grew up in Darlington in his grandmother's rented two-storey brick house, a terrace, in Raglan Street, near the University. His strongest memories are of the Depression, always being short of food. He was born with rickets, and suffered with...

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