Jill Sayner - Neighbours in Clare

Jill Sayner - Neighbours in Clare
Jill talks about her childhood neighbours in Clare during the 1950's. (Wait for audio - 5 secs)
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Lisa Calabria - My first encounter with Australian health care

Lisa Calabria - My first encounter with Australian health care
Lisa recalls her first experience with the Australian health care system - just after her family arrived in Australia.
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Graham Maskell - Career Advice

Graham Maskell - Career Advice
Graham recalls the career advice he got from his father and his first job.  
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Women's Jobs - 1950's style

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My First Job

Joyce talks about her first job in Adelaide after having moved down from Peterborough.
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My First Job

Pat talks about her first paid job....  
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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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Travelling to and from school

Lisa recalls her primary school years, especially travelling to and from Virginia Primary School....
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The Story of Brooks + Rena

The Story of Brooks + Rena
  1951: Brooks and Rena, shortly after their wedding    My husband's paternal grandparents, Brooks and Rena, have now been married for 62 years.  One of my favorite stories that Brooks tells is the one of how he and Rena got together. Brooks grew up in a valley 120 miles east...
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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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Teenage Fashions

Teenage Fashions
Graham recalls the battles with his father over what a well dressed teenager in the 1950's should be wearing. This is well worth the listening....
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Adolesence

Adolesence
Graham recalls growing up in Adelaide in the 1950's.
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Friday Night was Bath Night

Friday Night was Bath Night
This week's topic is Childhood Routines and Graham, like many others, chose to focus on bathtime which was usually a weekly occurence.
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Household Routines I Remember

Household routines are part of growing up and they change with each passing decade. From times when washing was done by hand in the copper and squeezed through a mangle to the autmated washing machine sof today. Ruth talks about the routines of her childhood.  
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Childhood Pets

This week Ruth talks about her childhood and, in particular, her pets from that time.  
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Friends

Friends
Bill has always had friends and in this story he talks about the important people in his life, his friends. A schoolteacher - George Williams - and the two friends he went sailing with every Saturday in summer for 25 years.
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Planning a Family

Planning a Family
Alice remembers how difficult it was to plan a family in the 1950's in rural South Australia.
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My Extended Family

My Extended Family
Graham tells the Life Story Circle about his extended family - on both sides...
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My Preschool Years

My Preschool Years
Ruth recalls growing up in Adelaide in the 1950's, in particular her preschool years.
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My Extended Family

Joyce talks about visiting family in Adelaide while they were living in Peterborough when she wasyoung - before the fmily moved to Adelaide in 1948.  
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