My Courting Days

Pat recalls her courting days....    
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My UK neighbours and Guy Fawkes night

My UK neighbours and Guy Fawkes night
When Margaret and Ted lived in Riverton UK they invited neighbours into for a fireworks night, which got a bit out of control.  They also had a neighbour who took quite a bit of managing.  
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Stan's story - Port Lincoln and onwards 1949

Stan's story - Port Lincoln and onwards 1949
Still on the journey to Kowalka in May 1949, Stan and his Polish friends caught a coastal steamer called the MV Minnipa which took them across the Gulf to Port Lincoln to catch a train to take them to a place called Minnipa! This is the story of their journey across...
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Pioneering parents

Pioneering parents
Bill talks about his parents.  His father was born in 1882 in "The"Burra.  His mother, born in 1882 of Scottish descent was raised by her Grandmother who arrived in Australia in 1837.  He talks about the influence of his mother in his life.    
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Starting Work, Leaving the Orphanage

Pat recalls the emotion and fear of the unkown when she began work and had to leave the orhnage.  
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Royal Visit to Adelaide 1927

Royal Visit to Adelaide 1927
Bill describes the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York's visit to Adelaide in 1927 and how he and many other school children attended the Adelaide Oval to welcome them.  
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My extended family

My extended family
Judith describes her extended family, it's gregarious nature and closeness over the years.    
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Family traditions

Family traditions
Annette talks about the Xmas traditions of her mother's family that have been passed down through the generations.  
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My close knit family

My close knit family
Joyce's parents both came from large families and they were always a close knit family, who celebrated together and kept in contact.  While the family is more spread these days, they still manage to keep in touch regularly especially at Xmas time.    
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Close knit family

Close knit family
Margaret's family is spread far and wide across the World, but they still find time to visit each other and are a close knit family.  
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Xmas letter from a friend

Judith receives regular Xmas letters from one of her long standing friend in Darwin, Karen.  She shares one of her special letters.  
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Letter from a friend

Judith reads a letter she received in 2008 from her friend Colann Campbell, who lives in Trownsville Queensland, an illustrator of children's books.  
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My siblings - early 20th century

My siblings - early 20th century
Bill talks about his 3 brothers and 2 sisters and their life in the early 20th century.  
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Reflecting on friends past and present

Graham reflects upon the friends he has had in his life...  
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My working life

My working life
Annette commenced her working life at the age of 14 years at Woolworths.  After marrying at the age of 16 she did not re-enter the workforce until she was 39 years of age.  She shares her story of working for Dial-an-Angel as a respite carer for the elderly.    
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The value of friendships

The value of friendships
Joyce talks about special friendships she has enjoyed over her life.  
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A difficult start to a long friendship

A difficult start to a long friendship
Margaret shares a tale about a difficult neighbour, who eventually became a very good friend.  
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A funny story of survival

A funny story of survival
Lisa tells a humourous story of survival from her childhood........
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Memories that make me smile

Memories that make me smile
Joyce reflects on three amusing incidents over her life that still make her smile today - the black dog in the drain, John Martin's new escalators in 1951 and losing her sister down an open drain!    
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Stan's Story - Woodside Immigration Camp

Stan's Story - Woodside Immigration Camp
Alice continues her story of Stan Domagalski, her late husband. and his journey from Poland to South Australia on the SS Goya (below).  Arriving in South Australia he was initially accommodated at the Woodside Army Camp with other post WWII migrants.    
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