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Transcript of interview with Alice Potter

Alice Potter was born on 30th September, 1929, at Blacktown. Alice's parents owned a house on land which was later bought by Blacktown Workers Club. Alice married in 1954 and the couple lived with her parents for one year, before moving to Rooty…

Transcript of interview with Amelia Vincent

Amelia Vincent was born in 1914, in Italy. Amelia's family migrated to Sydney in 1922, and moved to a new block of land in Blacktown a year later. The family ran a vineyard and Amelia's father worked as a bricklayer.


Transcript of interview with Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson was born on 18th July, 1916, at Penrith and lived her whole life in the Penrith and Emu Plains area. She married in 1943 and later moved to Cambridge Park.

Transcript of interview with Audrey Watson

Audrey Watson was born on 23rd August, 1922 at Sydney. Audrey moved to Penrith with her husband in 1946. The couple lived in a flat above a shop for a number of years before building a house at Emu Plains. Audrey ran the tea room at the Lewer's…

Transcript of interview with Betty Hargreaves

Betty Hargreaves was born on 2nd January, 1918, and moved to Penrith with her family in 1936. Betty met her husband whilst working as a secretary for her father, a produce merchant. Betty started the Penrith Community Aid organisation, as well as a…


Transcript of interview with Brenda Niccol

Brenda Niccol was born on 20th April, 1920, at the home of her grandmother in Ballarat. She grew up in the Riverina area, on a block of land settled by her father after the first World War. When Brenda was 17, her mother died suddenly. The following…

Transcript of interview with Clare Pfoeffer

Claire Pfoeffer was born on 30th January, 1913, at Parramatta. Claire moved to Seven Hills when she was aged 10. After leaving school, Claire held a variety of secretarial jobs through her life, working for 28 years at a company named Australian…

Transcript of interview with Diana Reynolds

Diana Reynolds was born on 24th January, 1929, at Penrith. Diana's father was one of two doctors in Penrith and the surgery was attached to the house on the corner of High and Evans Street. Diana attended the Australian College of Physical Education…

Transcript of interview with Doreen Scott

Doreen Scott was born on 1st December, 1925, at Camden. Doreen grew up on a property at Luddenham, moving to Penrith when she married in 1944. Doreen ran Scott's Corner Shop in High Street, Penrith for many years; her husband Jim ran his auto…


Transcript of interview with Edith Mason

Edith Mason was born on the 7th August, 1920, at Dubbo. The family moved to Mt Druitt in April, 1927, after her father built a house for them there. Her father worked for the railway. Edith married in 1941 and the couple lived for a short time in…