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Interview Transcripts


Transcripts of the recorded interviews with each participant. Some transcripts were available as existing Microsoft Word documents, others were scanned to PDF format and converted to Microsoft Word using OCR software. All transcripts were then converted to PDF/A format for inclusion in this site.

Transcript of interview with Patricia Colless
Patricia Colless was born on 1st April, 1922, at Croydon in Sydney. At age 11, Pat moved to Penrith with her family. After getting married at age 23, Pat had two children and lived firstly in Lethbridge Street Penrith, and then at Lapstone.

Transcript of interview with Rita Camilleri
Rita Camilleri was born in Malta and arrived in Australia in 1939, at age 15 years. Prior to that, her father had been in Australia for twelve years, working to save enough money to bring his family to join him. Rita's father owned a market garden in…

Transcript of interview with Heather Corr
Heather Corr was born on 10th April, 1923, at Penrith. Heather's father was a bootmaker and musician. The family lived in Penrith, in the street now known as Cox Avenue, on a block of land owned by her mother's father. After leaving school at age 14,…