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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Love at 5th sight

Love at 5th sight
Margaret's argument when she first met Ted, eventually led to love, not at 1st sight, but at 5th sight.  They were engaged at Xmas 1944 and then married on 31st January 1945, when Ted was on embarkation leave prior to leaving to serve in the Navy in Australia.  
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25 Year Wedding Anniversary

25 Year Wedding Anniversary
For our 25 year wedding anniversary, I surprised Byron with a trip to Asheville, NC for a two night stay at the Biltmore House. Our anniversary is December 31st. When we arrived, we were treated like royality. We decided we wanted something to eat but not a full meal so we...
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News and Events of the 1960's

News and Events of the 1960's
Annette remembers the big events and news and how it affected her life in Australia...  
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My Happiest Job: Nurses Aide at the Kate Cocks Babies Home

My Happiest Job: Nurses Aide at the Kate Cocks Babies Home
Alice talks again about her time at the Kate Cocks Babies Home and her abiding respect for Kate Cocks herself - a pioneer, friend and saviour to many unmarried and single mothers in the 1940's and 1950's in Adelaide. Alice reads from an article she wrote back in 1998. In the...
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Eighteen and all that....

Eighteen and all that....
Alice talks about being 18 and all that........  
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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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My First Pay

My First Pay
Alice remembers her first pay and her first job and her first pay packet.
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What I did on my days off work

Margaret tells us that she didn't have many days off while working for her father in 1943, however she and her sister were silver medallist dancers and attended the school dances (even though they had left school). They also went for walks and did a lot of reading. When she joined...
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My five years in the Infantry during World War II

My five years in the Infantry during World War II
Bills talks about his long service in the Infantry during the Second World War, serving in Tobruk, Libya, Alemain, New Guinea and Borneo.  He also tells us how the War dominates his thoughts as he gets older.
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My First Job

My First Job
Alice Domagalski recalls her first job.
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The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher

The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher
Jill first joined a Union in 1977 when she became a Toy Librarian.  The Union was the SA Institute of Teachers. As the role of Toy Librarian was a new one, Jill became involved in establishing a workplace Award for Toy Librarians. She later was able to study to become a...
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A Life Changing Experience

A Life Changing Experience
Alice talks about her time at the Kate Cocks Babies Home in Adelaide where she worked as a Nurses aid. For Alice this was a major life experience.
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My first job as a Pharmacy Assistant

My first job as a Pharmacy Assistant
Jill talks about going back to Clare, South Australia, after her education in Adelaide and working in her first job as a Pharmacy Assistant for 2 years.  She then moved back to Adelaide and worked as a Clerical Assistant with Clarksons.
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My life interests

Jill  talks about the many interests she has enjoyed over her life.  First and foremost are her husband, four children and grandchildren, Other interests include, reading, jigsaw puzzles and her travels to Hong Kong, China, USA and Thailand and other interesting places.   Jill also tells us about the significant work...
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A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion

A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion
Living in the country one had to make one's own entertainment. In this episode ALice talks about how writing became more than a hobby to her.
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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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Embroidery - a lifelong interest

Embroidery - a lifelong interest
Margaret talks about embroidery which has been a lifelong hobby..
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A Special Heritage Birthday Gift

My son Ken celebrated his birthday on 24th July and, as well as the paella pan we gave him, I decided to put together a special heritage gift for him. Please take a look at my short video, as this is an idea you could try yourself.
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Do You Remember the Seventies?

Do You Remember the Seventies?
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