Wyndham History

"From there to here" oral histories

Dublin Core

Title

"From there to here" oral histories

Description

Unedited first person accounts of family migration to Werribee 1840s - 2000s recorded for a 'Centenary of Federation Community Grant project'.

Contributor

Margaret Campbell

Collection Items

  • History Project - Oral history interview with Merlie and Barry Clayton - 2000907.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Merlie and Barry Clayton and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Moving to the Laverton area
    • Working in the local area
    • Involvement in local and community groups such as Laverton Community Centre, Western Women Writers and Werribee U3A
    • Changes to the area after council amalgamations in the early 1990s
  • History Project - Oral history interview with Dulcie Shanahan - 20001113.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Dulcie Shanahan and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Early schooling in Werribee district
    • Social life and conditions in the Werribee area in the 1940s
    • Community service involvement in Werribee area
    • Marriage and family life
  • History Project - Oral history interview with Bill Wall - 20001010.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Bill Wall and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Family arrival in Werribee area
    • Short family history
    • Early school and work life
    • Changes in Werribee during the Second World War
    • Community involvement
  • History Project - Oral history interview with Gerry and Pat Maher - 20000916.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Gerry and Pat Maher and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • School and early life in Werribee
    • Working for the Chirnsides
    • Maher family history
    • Hopper family history
  • History Project - Oral history interview with Jan Litherland - 20000802.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Jan Litherland and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Owning a shop at Werribee Plaza
    • Travelling to Werribee from Hampton
    • Impressions of Werribee and surrounds
  • History Project - Oral history interview with Serge Cerne - 20001015.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Serge Cerne and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Early schooling and working life
    • Teaching at local primary and secondary schools
    • Community involvement
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Wolf Heidecker - 20020226.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Wolf Heidecker and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Immigration and arrival in Australia
    • Working in theatre in Germany and Australia
    • Marriage to wife
    • Working on Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee
  • Local History Project - Oral history interview with Wendy Bitans - 20020524.mp3

    Recording of conversation between Wendy Bitans and Margaret Campbell.

    Topics discussed include:
    • Family members buried in Werribee Cemetery
    • Family home in ¬†Hopkins Road, Truganina
    • Her mother's side of the family who came from Germany
    • Her husband's family who came from Latvia
  • 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 River¬†
    • Family life in Werribee
    • Her father's business
  • 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

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