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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,…

Transcript of interview with Judith Eastwell

Judith Eastwell was born on 14th September, 1945, and lived in Quakers Hill from age 2. Judith's father was the Postmaster at Quakers Hill post office from about 1950 onwards. Judith married and had six children, and eventually took over as…

Transcript of interview with Florence Gibbons

Florence Gibbons was born on 11th September, 1908, at Regentville. Florence lived in Penrith for much of her life. After she married in 1935, she and her husband built a house two doors along from Florence's parents in Henry Street, Penrith.


Transcript of interview with Iris Hanna

Iris Hanna was born on 30th November, 1914, at Lismore. Her father ran a dairy farm at Lismore. Iris married in 1944 and moved to Plumpton at that time, to live on a large poultry farm with her new husband. Iris and her husband had seven children…

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 Marjorie Heath

Marjorie Heath was born on 28th January, 1926. Marjorie and her husband owned a large poultry farm at Blacktown, near Prospect Reservoir.


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 Joan Jeffery

Joan Jeffrey was born on 21st June, 1926, at Mudgee. At age 8 she moved with her family to Blacktown, where her father worked as one of two local policemen. The family lived in the police station until the building was demolished to make way for…