Pat Carlson - My favourite time during my working career

Pat Carlson - My favourite time during my working career
Pat fondly recalls her time as a swimming instructor.......
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Pat Carlson - New Work Experiences

Pat Carlson - New Work Experiences
Pat recalls her time as a swimming instructor..
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Jobs were easy to get then...

There was a time when jobs were easy to get. Pat recalls those days in the late 1950's and early 1960's.  
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Pat Carlson - My First Job

Pat Carlson - My First Job
After two years of unpaid hard work Pat got her first paid job as an assistant in the X-Ray Dept of a hospital.
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My First Job

Pat talks about her first paid job....  
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Early Married Life

Early Married Life
Pat recalls her early married life in the late 1950's in Adelaide...
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My Courting Days

Pat recalls her courting days....    
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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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My journey to Australia

My journey to Australia
Pat describes her jouney to Australia in 1948 on the SS Ormonde.  On the voyage she was befriended by a kindly man and his family Mr. Fallong, that helped make her journey much more enjoyable.
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Preparing for the journey to Australia

Preparing for the journey to Australia
Pat relays how she learned in 1946 at the age of 13 that she may be selected to journey to Australia to live,  She spent the next couple of years learning about Australia and overcoming her fears about such a long journey. On 17th December 1948 she left Nazareth House, her...
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Schooldays in an orphange

Pat talks about her life in the Nazareth House orphange in Plymouth, Devon. Here she recalls the schooling she received, a far cry from school in 2013.  
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Living At Nazareth House Orphanage

Pat recalls living at Nazareth House Orphanage in Plymouth during the war years and afterwards.  
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Early Childhood and the Elephant

Pat continues her story about her childhood in the Nazareth House orphanage in Plymouth, Devon.  
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My Early Childhood

My Early Childhood
Pat spent the first three years of her life in the norsery of the orphange where she had been put by her mother - Nazareth House, Plymouth, Devon. Pat shares this story with the Life Story Circle.....
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An Orphan Discovers Her Family

An Orphan Discovers Her Family
Pat recalls the trauma and joy of discovering her extended family after so many years of knowing only that she  was an orphan.
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My Parents

My Parents
Pat has no personal memories of her parents because of the circumstances surrounding her birth.
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Two of My Grandparents

Two of My Grandparents
Being an orphan Pat has few memories of her parents, let alone her grandparents. Here Pat recalls what she has managed to learn about her grandfather - the Laughing Policeman.  
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Christmas 1938 - the biggest Christmas cracker surprise

Christmas 1938 - the biggest Christmas cracker surprise
Pat recalls Christmas 1938 which she spent in Nazareth House, a orphanage in Plymouth, Devon.
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Our First Married Home

Pat recalls her first home after she was married.  
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