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Heather V
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:29 am    Post subject: Heathcote Road Hostel Reply with quote

I stayed with my sister and parents at Heathcote Road Hostel from September 1958 til early 1960. Went to Hammondville Primary and then Liverpool Girls High for a couple of months. We moved to Stanwell Tops and I went to Heathcote High after that.
My father worked at Lucas Heights, but my mother worked at the hostel, mostly in the canteen. I used to like it when she was serving the meals, as she wore this cute white uniform - they must have worn something else when they were washing floors etc.
The first night we arrived (Orontes) my mother cried herself to sleep. She'd had 4 weeks of living it up, only to arrive in these two rooms, with single beds, surrounded by red dirt.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Heather,yes it is a bit of a come down from the luxury of an ocean liner to the bare neccessities of a migrant hostel!!!
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