If you grew up in Perth in the 1980s and 1990s, chances are you visited It's A Small World.
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Many iconic locations form the backdrop of the book. How many do you remember? In my book, Cordelia and her friends start their degrees at the University of Western Australia in 1965. At the … Continue reading UWA Student Protests Stops Traffic
In October 1968, Western Australia experienced its most devastating earthquake. The impact was far reaching and widespread.
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Researching this time frame has brought back many memories – how many do you share? For anyone who believes daylight saving was invented in the 1980s just to torture children, you may be surprised … Continue reading The History of Daylight Saving in WA
If you grew up in Australia over the past fifty years, you almost certainly would have visited the Coles Cafeteria.
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Many iconic locations form the back drop of the book. How many do you remember? Atlantis Marine Park was built in 1981 as part of an ambitious plan to turn a tiny town at … Continue reading Atlantis – Abandoned Marine Park
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What happens when you finally get to meet the person you have been researching for almost a decade?
By the time WW1 officially ended, Doris was 25 years old, living at home with her family and working as a teacher at Victoria Park Primary. She had passed an Inspection a month prior, and was employed as a level B1 teacher on an annual salary of £180. During the war years, enrolments at Vic … Continue reading Armistice Day 1918: How teachers would have experienced the end of the War
On November 14, 2017 I attended a book talk at Nedlands by Leigh Straw. Leigh is an author and historian and her book ‘After the War’ looks at returned servicemen from WW1 and the mental and physical trauma they brought home with them to Australia. As she so poignantly says, for some of them, the … Continue reading A Grave Discovery