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Elaine Cannon's Photos of Altona Hostel, 1959-62

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Elaine Cannon's Photos of Altona Hostel, 1959-62 Reply with quote

Hello my name is Moira and when I was seven and a half years old (1959) my parents, Alfred and Elaine Cannon, and sisters Susan and Kathryn emigrated to Australia. We initially stayed at Broadmeadows, but moved to Altona Hostel six months later. I'd like to share some of the photos that my mother Elaine, who is now 87 and worked in the nursery at Altona, took whilst we were there...

My mother Elaine Cannon and my sister Kathryn:


Elaine Cannon with Mrs Milner and Mrs Miram (spelling may be incorrect!):


At the nursery:


Myself swimming:


My older sister Kathryn, myself, and mother Elaine, on Christmas Day:


Christmas Day again, my oldest sister Susan also present:


On the beach - Diane Reid, Leslie Ratcliffe, my oldest sister Susan, my sister Kathryn and Elaine:


Underneath the palm tree, Elaine Cannon:


My father Alfred outside our home in Altona:


Myself, Elaine and Alfred leaving the ship in Naples:


Elaine on the beach:


Outside our home, me, Elaine and Diane Reid:


An emu at Hillsville Sanctuary:


Kathryn Cannon:


Leslie Ratcliffe and my sister Susan:


My sister Kathryn at Hillsville Sanctuary:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're great photos, and the palm tree is still there.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moi, thank you I have sent you a private message, its not in sent box so hope it's gone to you. Let me lnow
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo's, and it's interesting to see that the units in 1959 were the same as the one's that we lived in when we came in 1963, not nissen huts as previously stated, unless they changed between 56 and 59, which I guess is possible, yet no other hostel in Vic changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes and interesting too that the couch /divan was exactly the same as the ones that were there when we were there as well,the old place didnt change much until its massive makeover when thay got rid of all the asbestos ridden units and built the brick ones..( getting rid of all the evidence ).
Great photos though bring back even more memories, that palm tree has certainly stood the test of time though, it still stands, and hopefully they will leave it t here, you can see it as soon as you enter the now "Techno Park" what a god aweful name !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We could always apply to have it classified...Bruce says you can have it listed as a Significant Tree.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea Judith. Are you going to set that in motion?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe one day when I've got everything else done. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, your pics are really great. They took me back to when my family and I lived at the hostel, as the others mentioned, nothing much changed over the years. I loved the hostel as I was a ten year old boy and loved the meals.Regards Cool Cool Cool
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