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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 Edna Vidler

Edna Vidler was born on 31st December, 1908, at Newtown, Sydney. Edna was one of ten children and the eldest girl in her family. The family moved to Blacktown when Edna was aged 12. Edna left school at age 15 and went to work as a tailor in…


Transcript of interview with Marie Sing

Marie Sing was born on 10th March, 1930, at Wellington, NSW. She moved with her family to Blacktown at age 15. Marie mentions that her family were not happy about her marrying a man with a Chinese background at first, but eventually accepted it. Both…


Transcript of interview with Olga Robshaw

Olga Robshaw was born on the 8th November, 1924, at Riverstone. Her childhood was spent on a small poultry farm at Schofields, which her father had established after retiring from Riverstone Meatworks. Olga married at age 18 and ran 'The Advocate'…

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 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 Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker was born on 19th August, 1937, at the Paddington Women's Hospital in Sydney. Patricia moved to Blacktown with her husband and three children in the mid-1950s at age 21. Both Patricia and her husband joined the Communist Party, and…