Category: The 1930s

Country Pubs in the 1930s Part 2

Our Mother loved our stop over in Eden as her family came from Nethercote and with her four siblings had spent many happy occasions there....

Country Pubs in the 1930s

The focal point of every Australian town in most cases was the Hotel, or Hotels in the more pros­perous areas, in even the smallest hamlet...

Doing it the Hard Way

Some years ago when Joyce Fisher built her home (now owned by Laurie and Phillipa Hamilton) in Schnapper Point Drive the ‘ready¬≠made’ lawn came by...

Those Home Cures

One of the guide lines for survival during those pre World War 11 years was that adage, ‘Prevention is better than Cure,’ and it was...

Making Do

My family are mildly amused when they see me darning socks and mending clothing items so I patiently explain to them that it was a...

Sleeping Out

Whilst speaking to Prue Wootton the other day I mentioned a word which fascinated me as a child and yet another colourful one that has...

The School Part 12

Miss Isobel Mason, who came from Poowong in South Gippsland was my last teacher. It was 1942 and Daylight Saving had been introduced which we...

The School Part 11

All schools were instructed to build air-raid shelters and being close to the RAAF base, ours was imperative. Mr. McDonald assisted us in it’s establishment...

The School Part 10

We were still checking out the birds’ nests in Shady Gully as we dawdled to school always stopping and abandoning our school bags to swing...

The Scchool Part 9

In summer we pupils went swimming scrambling down the cliff, where there are now steps, past the far shelter shed. I remember on one occasion...