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WW II Experiences

The night the Jap subs bombed Sydney Harbour I remember waking up with my Mum beside my bed, dragging on her dressing gown. I said what’s the matter? Can’t you hear the siren she said. So then I hopped out...

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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 - Cliff Noble

Our Place - Alexandria - Cliff Noble

Cliff’s father was an alderman and the Hon. William McKell’s right hand man. Cliff describes Syrian Town and the Chinese gardens, but Cliff’s “real love of the area was brought about because, as a child, there was all this sharing...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Sam Donato

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Sam Donato

Sam was born in 1939, his father was Australian-born Italian and the family lived in McElhone Street, Woolloomooloo. Mr Donato was a trawler fisherman in Sydney Harbour: He was there when the Greycliffe went down. “Dad used to prawn and...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Judy Chambers

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Judy Chambers

The family lived in Cathedral Street, where there were seven hotels. Before that the family lived in rooms, and once they did a flit for lack of rent money. Judy’s home was of four rooms; the ‘throne room’ was in...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Cheryl Lindo

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Cheryl Lindo

Cheryl was born in 1949, her parents owned the sandwich shop opposite the Frisco Hotel in Woolloomooloo.Although she knew no-one when the family moved to Woolloomooloo, the Playground was a big ice breaker: “It didn’t take long for a new...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Beth Thorpe

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Beth Thorpe

Beth Thorpe was born in 1939 and is able to talk about life in Woolloomooloo from the mid 1940s and into the 1950s.“I thought Woolloomooloo was absolutely wonderful – only a walk away from the heart of the city and...

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Our Place - Waterloo - Esosa Equaibor

Our Place - Waterloo - Esosa Equaibor

Esosa was born in Nigeria in 1970 and immigrated with her family in 1976. Living first in Paddington before moving to Waterloo in 1980. One of our youngest interviewees, Esosa talks about growing up in the flats, she speaks of...

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