Lessons from my Schooldays

Ruth recalls some of the lessons from her schooldays....  
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My High School Teachers

My High School Teachers
Margaret talks about her High School teachers and particularly remembers the Head Mistress, Miss Lucy E Saville.
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My favourite teacher

Lisa's favourite teacher was Mr Sykes.  He was from England and taught her English in Grade 6 at Salisbury Primary School.  She believes that he was instrumental in her development, particularly in the areas of English, writing and Art.    
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My First Job

My First Job
Graham recalls his first part time job in December 1954 at the soon to be opened Blueline Drive In in Adelaide...
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Teachers I remember

Teachers I remember
Joyce talks fondly of Mrs Hayden a special teacher whose legacy to Joyce was her love of the English language and the written.  However, Joyce's experience with her Cooking Teacher, Mrs M, was anything but pleasant.  
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Favourite Lessons at School

Favourite Lessons at School
Margaret's favourite lessons at high school were Latin and English.  She particularly enjoyed English language and literature and was very good at spelling.   However, she did not enjoy Algebra and Geometry as she missed a term and found it difficult to catch up.  
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Teachers I Remember

Ruth talks about the teachers she remembers from her school days in Adelaide during the 1950's and early 60's.  
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My journey to Australia

My journey to Australia
Pat describes her jouney to Australia in 1948 on the SS Ormonde.  On the voyage she was befriended by a kindly man and his family Mr. Fallong, that helped make her journey much more enjoyable.
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My favourite subject and teacher

Helen remembers her favourite subject as Biology taught by Sister Mark later to become Sister Carmel.  She met up with Sister Carmel some time after leaving school and developed a life-long friendship with her.  
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Leaving school and joining the workforce

Graham continues his recollection of his schooldays and afterwards. In this story he tals about leaving school and joining the work force.  
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My passion for art and writing

My passion for art and writing
Lisa explains how as a child she loved to draw.  Her family owned a market garden in South Australia and she drew on the paper that lined the tomato boxes before they went to marked.  As an adult she developed her passion for drawing into an artistic talent.  She also loves...
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Special teacher

Special teacher
Judith recalls her most special teacher  - Dr. Lyn Barrow from Brisbane Teachers College.  Dr. Barrow taught Psychology and she learnt many things that stood her in good stead about dealing with children.      
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High School Memories

Ruth remembers her days in High School in Adelaide during the 1960's...
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My favourite lessons at school

My favourite lessons at school
Joyce enjoyed school and while she didn't have a favourite lesson she excelled in mental arithmetic and arithmetic.  However she also did well in english, history and georaphy as well as typing and bookkeping at High School.  She is grateful for her education and the benefits that she reaped in later...
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Harvesting broccoli with my sister

Harvesting broccoli with my sister
Lisa spent her early years in Italy.  She was one of 10 children and they shared everything, including the clothes they wore.  She tells an amusing story of the day she and one of her sisters went to pick broccoli from the family vege patch.
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Tribute to Maria Lorenz and other family members and their war efforts

Tribute to Maria Lorenz and other family members and their war efforts
  Annette shares with us stories of her father (WWII and Korean) and grandfather (WW!) who served their country in war and suffered following their experiences.  Annette gives a  tribute to her mother-in-law, Maria Lorenz who was held as a prisoner of war in a German camp    
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Adelaide Technical High School

Adelaide Technical High School
Graham went to Adelaide Technical High School and he recalls just how hard he worked and how good the school was..  
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Favourite Lessons at School

Favourite Lessons at School
Judith recalls her favourite lessons at School as Latin and French.  
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Reflections on our Australian stories & origins

Reflections on our Australian stories & origins
Bill talks about the good times and the hard times over his life and reminds us that we are all sons and daughters of migrants.
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Preparing for the journey to Australia

Preparing for the journey to Australia
Pat relays how she learned in 1946 at the age of 13 that she may be selected to journey to Australia to live,  She spent the next couple of years learning about Australia and overcoming her fears about such a long journey. On 17th December 1948 she left Nazareth House, her...
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