Our Place: Newtown & Darlington Interview Transcripts

Our Place: Newtown & Darlington Frank Altoft Transcript b. 1915


He talks of life in Newtown and Camperdown (In them days you could leave your door open and go to sleep and never worry).  As a teenager, in the Depression years he found difficulty finding work (You’d be scrounging, you know, … I can remember one time when we had a little bit of a scam going). He discusses the heavy industry and the factories of the area, and the troubles one encountered as an employee (Once you turned eighteen, they put you off because they had to bring your wages up, so you never told them when your birthday was, you kept being seventeen).