Author: Glenn Andressen

The Bruce Family Part 2

I remember the time when the road was constructed from the township around the foreshore to Karbeethong, cutting through both Mrs Bruce’s and our properties....

The Bruce Family

At the front of the house below the verandah was a huge yucca which I think must have been the only one in Mallacoota. From...

Friends and Neighbours

Friends and Neighbours will always be a very important part of our lives and no more so than for country people in the 1930’S. During...

Herbert’s Store

I always have fond memories of Herbert’s Store which was situated on the site where Yvonne and Gordon Symons’ home now stands. There was a...

The 1930s

Whether they were the ‘Good Old Days’ or not, they were certainly hard years for the working man in Australia during the late 1920’s -1930’s,...

Driving Days

One of my favourite stories that Dad told us was how he obtained his Driver’s Licence. The then NSW Commissioner of Police was holidaying in...

The War Years

For many months aeroplanes had traversed the skies overhead. Aircraft were seldom seen in Mallacoota during the 1930s so I remember them with the same...

Christmas Part 2

The other day someone asked me if we had a Christmas Tree. We certainly did! Our property was from Mirrabooka Road down to Shady Gully...

Outings

Dad often told us how, when he was young, Bridles has the Genoa Post Office which was situated at the top of the hill above...

Resourceful Housekeeping

I think what I remember most about my child­hood in Mallacoota, and I guess it was typical of all over Australia during that era, was...