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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 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 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…

Transcript of interview with Thelma Masters

Thelma Masters was born on 28th June, 1927. When Thelma was aged eight, her mother died. For a while, Thelma, her brothers and her father moved in with her grandmother at Parklea, but then moved back to their original home. This left a large amount…

Transcript of interview with Joyce McKelvey

Joyce McKelvey was born on 16th August, 1918, at Blacktown. Joyce's father was a baker and the family lived in the main street of Blacktown with the bakery in the back of the residence. Joyce recalls seeing the cattle herded through the main street…


Transcript of interview with Joyce Moon

Joyce Moon was born on 15th March, 1921, at Beelbangera, near Griffith in NSW. Her father worked on Burrinjuck Dam before buying a poultry farm at Schofields, when Joyce was aged 2. Joyce married at age 22 and moved to Riverstone with her husband.…

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…


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 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 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'…