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Sixty years this year heathcote 1954

 
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jim1954
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:39 am    Post subject: Sixty years this year heathcote 1954 Reply with quote

Is anybody still around that was on the hostel from October 1954 if so make contact. Jim
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply to Jim Reply with quote

Hi Jim,
We arrived at Heathcote Hostel in October 1954. Arrived on the SS New Australia. My dad's name was Harry Baker, wife May Baker and my brother David (15). I was 9. Its unbelievable that 60 years have gone by.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margaret , I remember you and your family , you lived in Mcgowen Cres. Liverpool.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim

Not Jimmy Robinson by any chance? If, used to be your neighbour in 1954

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Guy Cooper Reply with quote

Guy, I lived next door to you in 45A, I still live in Sydney. If you post your email address I will send you some photos of that period. Regards Jim Robinson
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:22 am    Post subject: Heathcote Hostel Reply with quote

Hi Jim, we arrived on Strathaird '54 but a round trip of Hostels brought us to Heathcote late'55 or early '56....Shirley Crouchers Christmas/New Year party will confirm which year with mum and dad front and centre. As teenagers (14/15/16 yrs) a lot of memorable times at the Rec Hall, the Flicks at both top and bottom camps, the juke box in the shop/canteen, the Williams Creek swimming holes, Sunday night R & R at the bottom camp, push bike rides and swimming at Deadmans and Woniora (?) near Lucas Heights, fights with the Hamondville boys, later the attempts and then (under-age) drinking with the Sunshine boys, diving from the old foot bridge, lots of girl friends and the hire of 'chug-a-lug boats from East Hills park and cruise on down the Georges to Como (?) and return after a lively picnic on a secluded 'beach'. A mixed bunch of mates from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and various parts of England.
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1954, Cabramatta Hostel from England aboard S.S.Strathaird, followed by Matraville, Marybrinong, Broadmeadows, Williamstown, Heathcote Road and Bunnerong (various moves as dad was later in '54 engaged as a Hostel Manager.
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