Category: Remember When? Growing up in Mallacoota

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...

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...

Bill and Susie Maddison Part 2

The home now owned by Joe and Joanne Peel in Betka Road was originally the home of Bill and Suzie Maddison. Bill had travelled the...

Spring Cleaning

The end of Winter fires usually determined the commencement of ‘Spring’ cleaning, a very important event on the household calendar. If the season had been...

The Smith Family

One of the early families who ventured into business in Mallacoota, were Alex and Bella Smith and their children, Grace, Eric and Dave. Alex worked...

Milk Was Just Milk!

Today when we purchase milk from the supermar­ket, we have a choice of full cream, skim, or a se­lection of low fat varieties, each claiming...

Bill and Freda Robinson’s House

With the imminent closing of the Communi­ty Op. Shop, I felt I must write about the ori­gins of the house which was built by Ted...

Michael Pignatelli

Mallacoota had many identities living here in the 1930s. One I remember well was Michael Pignatelli (mostly referred to as ‘old Mike’). He had come...

When We Shopped By Catalogue

For people like us, living far from towns during the 1930-40’s the Mail Order Catalogues played a very important role in our lives. We eagerly...

William Fogarty

The weather was superb for the opening of the I.O.B.U. Bunker at the weekend. It was a most memorable day and a credit to those...