Category: Remember When? Growing up in Mallacoota

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...

Alternative Lifestyles

There are many people throughout the coun­try who have gone back to the simpler way of living. It was done from necessity in the 1930s....

Beauty Aids

I think the first commercial product I remem­ber my Mother and Aunts using was Pond’s Vanishing Cream which I thought as a child was a...

Bill and Susie Maddison

The home owned by Joey and Joanne Peel was built in the early 1930s by Charlie Kiernan and his son, Ray for Bill and Suzy...

White Washing

Not many women today are familiar with the ritual of ‘white-washing’ as modem homes do not require the procedure; but in my child­hood it was...

Treats Of My Childhood… Pufftaloons

It is strange how memories of one’s child­hood are quite often associated with the sense of smell. For me and my sister, Mione, it is...

Gabo Island WWII

Perhaps my earliest recollection of Gabo Island was the booming of the rockets warning passing ships of the nearness of the Island. It was an...