Judith and Steven's wedding

Judith and Steven's wedding
Judith, who was living in Darwin at the time, decided to get married at St George's Church Magill South Australia because church had a lychgate and she describes herself as a 'romantic'.  She wore a wedding gown made from white and gold material she had bought on a cruise a few...
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Romance, Pen Friends & Future Spouse

Romance, Pen Friends & Future Spouse
How a broken romance led to a pen friend and a future spouse. Alice recalls those bitter sweet days.
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Meeting Brian, engagement and marriage

Meeting Brian, engagement and marriage
Jill tells us about meeting Brian at a local dance in Adelaide, the Cambridge Club, her engagement in the summer of 1962 and their wedding in January 1963.
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My 21st birthday celebration

My 21st birthday celebration
Judith was asked by her parents to return to Brisbane from Canberra just before her 21st birthday.  She celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends.  Her mother arranged the catering and made the birthday cake.  On her return to Brisbane, Judith worked in the Department of Air and flatted in...
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News Stories of the 1950's

News Stories of the 1950's
Alice recalls some of the news stories of the 1950's. Sir Thomas Playford the Premier of South Australia; the death of King George VI, the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the aboriginal tenor Harold Blair (pictured) are among those she mentions.
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My first crush on a girl, the War and my future wife

My first crush on a girl, the War and my future wife
Bill has his first crush on a girl at the local swimming club at age 16.  However, his love of sailing took precedence over the next few years and then at 22 he went to serve in World War II.  Bill felt very lost when he returned from the war at...
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Fashions of the 1960's

Fashions of the 1960's
Judith shares stories of the fashions she wore on the 1960's from her firsrt pink silk shirt to her short skirts and the music of the times that she collected and liked.  
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Ruth's memories of the late 1960's - fashions and news

Ruth's memories of the late 1960's - fashions and news
Ruth shares her memories of fasions of the late 1960's - the mu-mu, short dresses and empire line dresses, Prue Acton, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.  She also remembers important news stories of those days.    
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Fashions of the late 1940's

Fashions of the late 1940's
Margaret tells us what the fashions were like after WWII, when she wore cotton and then crimplene dresses, nylon stockings and spent 15 guinneas on a beautiful dress to wear to a dinner dance. She made most of her own clothes and the clothes for her young children.  Complete layettes were...
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Socialising and having fun in my youth

Judith talks about her life in Brisbane, Canberra and Nambour as a young women.  She shares memories of her favourite music, dances and other interests as well as the friends that she partied with.    
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Working in Dept of Air and flatting in Brisbane

Judith joined the Department of Air in Queensland in 1966 and soon after joined the Federated Clerks' Union.  She shared a flat at Wiindsor initially with her brother and two of his friends, and after they left she then shared with 2 hairdressing apprentices, one of who remains a close friend...
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My interests and activities as a young person

Ruth's interests as a young adult included ten pin bowling, ice skating and going to the beach.  She was a member of Legacy and met her friends mainly through her church.  Her interests were embroidery, crochet and different crafts. Endless Summer was one of her favourite movies.  She is still in...
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My first jobs as a Nanny and Governess

My first jobs as a Nanny and Governess
Judith relates two very different experiences in her first two jobs as a Nanny and Governess in her gap year in 1964.    
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My first job in the late 1960's

Ruth tells us about her first job with the Olumpic Tyre and Rubbger Co. at the top of Anzac Highway in Adelaide. She travelled to work by bus which was 3/4 hour journey. She was hired as a mail clerk and was required to sort mail into pigeon holes, frank the...
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My First Crush

My First Crush
Bill talks about his first crush and how it got crushed by sailing......  
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My First Job As A Handicraft Instructor

My First Job As A Handicraft Instructor
Margaret talks about her first job as a handicraft instructor......
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Secondary School Child Evacuee, Torpedoed in mid Atlantic...

Secondary School Child Evacuee, Torpedoed in mid Atlantic...
This is a story worth hearing. Margaret tells of her experience as a secondary student in Lincoln, UK during WWII and how her parents decided that it would be safer if she and her sister were evacuated to Canada....
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Sailing was my passion

Sailing was my passion
Bill loved sailing, it was his passion and when he was not working as a butcher in Adelaide he was usually in a boatoff the coast. Sailing was Bill's hobby, his passion and his life outside work.  
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Embroidery - a lifelong interest

Embroidery - a lifelong interest
Margaret talks about embroidery which has been a lifelong hobby..
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My best subject at school

My best subject at school
Margaret recalls her school days and talks about her best subject at school...
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