A Corner full of Characters

BRUCE PASCOE Introduction The enclosed stories and sketches are a collection of material, most of which has been printed in Australian newspapers and magazines over...

My memories

I was born in Bega Hospital on 4 th of July, 1946. My mother later told me she suspected Dad had been having an affair...

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...