Wyndham History

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  • 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 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
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Peter and Anneli Rickards - 20010706.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Peter and Anneli Rickards and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early life in England, India and Nigeria
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early family life and arrival in Werribee
    • Involvement in Wyndham Lakes Residents Association
    • Flax growing and weaving
    • Changing food cultureĀ 
    • Community involvement with Finnish people in Australia
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    Recording of conversation between Riet Chilco and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early life as immigrants in Ballarat and Perth
    • Early married life
    • Arriving in Werribee in 1982
    • Studying as a mature age student at high school and university
    • Community and teaching work at Werribee Community Centre
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    Recording of conversation between Rino Baggio and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early farming life in Little River
    • Early life in Werribee
    • Baggio family tree
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Shirley Cameron - 20020422.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Shirley Cameron and Margaret Campbell.

    Please note: there is a brief electrical interference at the very beginning of this recording.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Childhood, early life and marriage
    • Teaching life at Werribee Secondary School
    • Community involvement
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Sonia Beamish - 20010405.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Sonia Beamish, Brian Hayes and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Galvin family history
    • The Manor
    • Early family life and school days
    • Social and sporting life in Werribee
    • Employment at State Research Farm, Werribee
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Vera Davis - 2001.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Vera Davis and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early life in Little RiverĀ 
    • Family life in Werribee
    • Her father's business
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