Wyndham History

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  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Errol Hawthorn - 2004.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Errol Hawthorn and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:

    • Early life in Boort
    • Early working life as mechanic and taxi driver
    • Escapades as a taxi driver in the Werribee area¬†
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Graham Hickman - 20020323.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Graham Hickman, Bronwen Hickman and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:

    Graham:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early working life with fire brigade and RAAF
    • Teaching career
    Bronwen:
    • Early family life in Hoppers Crossing
    • Career in education
    • Local community involvement in churches, Werribee and District Historical Society, Western Union Writers group
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Halina Vrettakis - 20010705.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Halina Vrettakis and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early life in Germany
    • Education and working life
    • Community involvement with Werribee Community Centre and Rotary
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Ida Dowling - 20011115.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Ida Dowling and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early family connections with Chirnside family at Werribee Park
    • Early family life in Birchip, Baker and Werribee
    • Education at Werribee schools
    • Teaching at Werribee High School, Newport TAFE, Ave Maria College and Werribee Community Centre
    • Working for WYN-FM
    • Social life in Werribee during Second World War
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with John Boland - 20010327.mp3

    Recording of conversation between John Boland and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early family history in regional Victoria
    • Arrival in Werribee in mid 1940s
    • Sporting and social life in Werribee during Second World War
    • Early working life
    • Family and married life
  • oral-history-.jpg

    Recording of conversation between John Portagallo and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Renting land at Werribee Park (Werribee Mansion)
    • Farming in Werribee South area
    • Social conditions in Werribee during Second World War
    • Establishing the first espresso bar in Werribee
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Kay Vincent - 20010918.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Kay Vincent and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early family life
    • Early life in Werribee
    • Social life in Werribee during the 1940s
    • History of early dairies in Werribee area, Model dairy, Meadow Dairy, Taylor & Stemp Meadow Dairy
    • Opening as the first licensed grocer in Hoppers Crossing
    • Changes to Wyndham area over the years
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Lillian Flynn - 20001106.mp3

    Recording of interview between Lillian Flynn and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early family life in Corowa
    • Early working life in Tarneit and Werribee
    • Working for Silk family
    • Resthaven Agistment
    • Gay Icarus¬†winning the Caulfied Cup in 1971
    • Social life in Werribee
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Liphahn Manikhot - 20011016.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Liphahn Manikhot and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early life and education in Laos
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Working life in Australia as interpreter with CES
    • Community involvement with Werribee Community Centre
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Mary Gillett - 20000927.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Mary Gillett and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • How she came to be member of Parliament
    • Toxic dump and CSR
    • How being a member of Parliament affected family life
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