Category: Growing up in Mallacoota

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...

The Old Hall Part 2

Last week Leone left us in the middle of a dance in the Old Hall which is where we pick up her recollections of Mallacoota...

The Old Hall

Many older residents of Mallacoota and Genoa will have fond memories of the ‘Old’ Hall which was situated on the site of the now, Parks...

The Hawkers Part 2

Last week we looked at the Hawkers, Rag Merchants, Rag Men, travelling Salesmen that worked across rural Australia, Leone continues with ladies wear. I remember...

The Hawkers

One of the most exciting happenings for we children during those 1930 years was the arri­val of the Hawkers, Rag Merchants, Rag Men travelling Salesmen;...

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...

1942

Anzac Day always evokes sad memo­ries for those who lost loved ones in war, none more so than Mallacoota’s Allan family whose much loved cousin...

Country Pubs in the 1930s Part 5

Last year I wrote about the times during the 1930s when my sister Mione and I with our parents stayed at Hotels whenever we travelled...

Christmas in the 1930s

Mallacoota was a very isolated town in the De­pression years of the 1930s, with fishing our only industry. Transport was limited, so our groceries and...

Country Pubs in the 1930s Part 4

On Cattle Sale Days Bega was a hive of activity; the streets were literally crowded as families from the surrounding districts came into town. Whilst...