My introduction to the WRNS

My introduction to the WRNS
Margaret tells us about her introduction to the WRNS in September 1943.  She was initially posted to Millhill in London where she spent 6 weeks convalescing after she fell down the stairs and broke her wrist, after which she was posted to Northern Ireland.    
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Stan's Journey Pt 3 - Displaced Person in Germany

Stan's Journey Pt 3 - Displaced Person in Germany
Alice relates Stan's journey at the end of World War II.  Being a displaced person in Germany he was put to work by a farmer and worked a Deutz Bulldog Tractor, an idential model of which is in the Koppio Museum Port Lincoln South Australia, imported to Australia in 1939 by...
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My years as a Brownie and Guide

My years as a Brownie and Guide
Jill joined the Brownies when she was 9 years old and then advanced into the Girl Guide movement in 1953.  She describes what she learned during her years as a member, in particular the personal development, skills and outdoor activities.
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Sports and My 50 Year Love of Sailing

Sports and My 50 Year Love of Sailing
This week's topic was Sports and Hobbies and Bill shared his remembrances about sport in his life - football, swimming and, above all, sailing. This was the start of a 50 years sailing. Adelaide is a great place for sailing and Bill belonged to the South Australian Yacht Squadron.
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My Love of Horses

Helen talks about her life long love of horses as her story of the topic of Sport and Hobbies.  
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Sports and Hobbies

Annette says she was never a great sports person but she did excel at swimming. As a hobby she enjoyed sewing and square dancing but writing has been with her all her life.  
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Stan's Journey - Working in Germany during the War

Alice continues her story from last week about her husband Stan and his experiences in Germany during WWII.
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Getting Rescued on Our Golden Wedding Anniversary

Margaret recall her Golden Wedding anniverary weekend in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. During the walk Margaret fell faint and Ted went for help ...... they were finally reunited in hospital early the next morning after a major search by Police and SES. A unique anniversary.  
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My Special Hobby

Like many Joyce was not a sporty person so here she talks about her special hobby - embroidery which helps her unwind and relax to this day.
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Tennis - My Favourite Sport

Graham talks about his love of tennis, a sport he played for most of his life.  
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My Family (continued)

My Family (continued)
Lisa continues the inspiring story of her family .....
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Childhood hobbies and sports

Childhood hobbies and sports
Ruth enjoyed collecting stamps and seashells as a child and also pressed flowers.  She shares her experiences of playing basketball (netball) and ballet lessons.    
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Sporting interests through my life

Sporting interests through my life
Jills talks about participating in Sports Days at Cabra College and how she developed into a good tennis player.  She also outlines her sporting interests over her life.  
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My Marriage

My Marriage
Alice talks about her marriage to Stan, a Polish migrant, and the story he told her when he saw a Deutz 1938 tractor in the Edililie Museum. He remembers how a tractor like this saved his life during the final years of World War Two.
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My 21st birthday; a family celebration

My 21st birthday; a family celebration
Annette remembers celebrating her 21st birthday with her close family.
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Travelling to the Middle East 1940

Travelling to the Middle East 1940
Bill Corey was one of the veterans chosen to return to El Alamein on the occasion of the 70th anniverary of the battle that hepled turned the tide of World War Two. Prior to Alamein the Germans had nover lost and they desperately wanted to get control of the Suez Canal....
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Fashions of the Day

Ruth recalls the Moo Moo, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and Mia Farrow's hairstyle not to mention the Twist and the Stomp!  
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Fashions of My Youth

Margaret recalls the fashions of the 1930's both in terms of clothes and hair. With a sister who was training to be a hairdresser Margaret soon became her model. Margaret also recalls the tunes of the time and going to the cinema where all the films were in black and white...
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Fashions 1947-1952

Fashions 1947-1952
Joyce recalls the fashions of her youth.... Her Mum was a gifted seamstress and in those days people made their own clothes. Joyce talks about her mother making dresses and underwear and this was not unusual in those days.
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From Italy to Australia

Lisa talks about her early life in Italy and how her family emmigrated from Italy to Australia, paying their own way and coping with the notorious "White Australia" policy. She talks about her parent being gaoled in Italy for opposing Fascism and how she and her siblings lived off the land...
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