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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Names to faces.. (Staff xmas party 1968) Reply with quote

The photo below is of a staff Christmas party held in the canteen around 1969. Not all the people in the photo actually stayed at the hostel, some where locals that just worked there.

Letís see if we can put names to these faces?



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what we have so-far and Iíll update it as we learn more.

1...... Brenda Cowan. Resident, casual hostel/canteen worker.
2......
3 .....
4..... Jesabella. Canteen staff, lived in Berkeley.
5.... Alma brown. Resident, casual hostel worker.
6....
7.... Mr Burrage. Deputy manager.
8.... Barbara Holroyd. Resident, casual canteen worker.
9.... Margaret Holroyd. Resident, casual canteen worker.
10... Mr Hopper. Hostel manager.
11... Mrs Michaels. Resident, casual canteen worker.
12... Hilary Fitzgerald.
13... Hilary. Office clerk.
14... Miro.
15... Mrs Barr. House keeper.
16... Jean.
17... Millie. Canteen worker, lived in Berkeley.
18... Chief.
19... Joe. Chief.
20... Mary Dempsey. Resident, casual canteen worker..
21...
22... Stan. Hostel maintenance.
23... ?.......Hostel maintenance.
24... Rita Woodhouse, Resident, casual canteen worker.
25... Joseph. Chief.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Len
I remember Mr. Hopper and Mr. Burridge. Sadly the photo hasn't come up for me . I would love to see it
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phyl

I lost all my uploaded images when my other forums host changed hands. But I will try and get them back. I donít even have any backups of them because my hard drive also pack-in a few months ago and I had to get a new pc. Fortunately I do have backups of my sites etc.

This was the image that was being display but without the added numbers. It was supplied by Christine Rush (Holroyd).
Holroyd Family: see here

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Len.
Thanks for putting the photo there,I certainly recognise Bill Burridge in the back row and along from him could be Mr.Hopper ,unsure though It's a long time ago.Bill was a very nice chap. It's a great photo to see.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Names to faces Reply with quote

The lady to the far left is my mother Brenda Cowan. We have this photogragh and would not have noticed her unless i had checked our copy. At the time she worked in the kitchen having prevoiusly worked as a cleaner for Mrs Barr.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tony, glad you made it.
My mother ĎMaryí is the one with the blond hair and sheís crouched behind the four fellows in the front row. Mary also worked in the hostels canteen.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: names to faces Reply with quote

len i recognised your mother Mary and Rita Woodhouse, has we have that photo . We think the lady on the second row forth in is Alma Brown who was a resident and worked for Mrs Barr.The photo must have been, if Christmas, 1968, as we left that new year for Adelade and another new life.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: names to faces Reply with quote

Sorry Alma brown is fifth from the left.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the name Alma Brown. She probably came to our place at times.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised we are talking about Unanderra and yet that name Alma Brown seems familiar .I wonder if she ever worked at Balgownie or Berkeley Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: names to faces Reply with quote

Hello Phyl i dont know weather Alma worked any where else other than unanderra. As we were involved in more important thinks than work.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing as I lost my original, Iíve now gone and put a new photo in my fist post along with the added numbers. I should have done this ages ago but you kow how it is. Embarassed

At least now, it should make life a little easier.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Your mum worked in the canteen Len.

That probably goes a little way to answering the perpetual residents question, how come there are never enough butter cubes?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatís probably because they were all collected and stored in our huge fridge, along with a large beaker of milk. I remember we had a large, very large plastic beaker 'with lid' and it was filled daily with fresh milk. Mr. Green

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