Bill Corey - I'm 96 today

Bill Corey - I'm 96 today
This week's topic is "Your Early Social Life" but it is also Bill's 96th birthday!
Continue reading
  1114 Views
  0 Comments
1114 Views
0 Comments

Bill Corey - Sailing; my life long passion

Bill Corey - Sailing; my life long passion
Bill talks about sailing which has been his passion since he was fifteen when a neighbour invited him to go sailing. Bill goes on to mention how sailing helped him to fit into civilian life after the war.
Continue reading
  846 Views
  0 Comments
846 Views
0 Comments

Bill Corey - Railways in South Australia

Bill Corey - Railways in South Australia
Bill talks about the importance of railways in South Australia before the Second World War. He recalls all the different types of trains that passed through Tarlee and Hamley Bridge in the days before road transport took over.  
Continue reading
  934 Views
  0 Comments
934 Views
0 Comments

Bill Corey - Fighting the weather and the Japanese in New Guinea

Bill Corey - Fighting the weather and the Japanese in New Guinea
Bill was at Rostrevor College last week talking to a group of students who were about the go to New Guinea to walk the Kakoda Track. Bill decided to tell them about the rain that falls up there and recounted a story from World War Two when he was fighting the...
Continue reading
  860 Views
  0 Comments
860 Views
0 Comments

The Kokoda Track - landing in New Guinea

Bill talks about landing in New Guinea and the Kokoda Track. This came about because he had been speaking at Rostrevor College to a group of students who were about the walk the track in the footsteps of Bill and his Australian Army colleagues in the Second World War.  
Continue reading
  955 Views
  0 Comments
955 Views
0 Comments

My First Job - Butcher

Bill recalls his first job as a butcher - something that was a tradition in his family as his father and grandfather had been butchers before him....
Continue reading
  976 Views
  0 Comments
976 Views
0 Comments

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.
Continue reading
  915 Views
  0 Comments
915 Views
0 Comments

Easter in Tobruk - 1941

Easter in Tobruk - 1941
Seventy one years ago, Easter 1941, Bill Corey was part of the Autralian and British troops trapped in Tobruk, North Africa. One of the "rats of Tobruk surrounded by Rommel's Afrika Korps Bill recalls Good Friday 1941 and the conditions under which they lived for seven months.  
Continue reading
  1169 Views
  0 Comments
1169 Views
0 Comments

Returning from the War and Building My New Home

Bill returned from WWII and found it strange associating with "ordinary people" after living with mates in the Army for the previous 5 years.  
Continue reading
  916 Views
  0 Comments
916 Views
0 Comments