Mosman Voices - oral histories online

Second World War

  • Betty McGlinchy - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 August 2000
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    Eve Klein. Talking about wartime, is there anything that stands out in your mind during that time? You’re now what age? Betty McGlinchy. I’ve just turned 72. I wa…
  • Betty McGlinchy - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 August 2000
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    Eve Klein. Where were you shopping then? Betty McGlinchy. In Mosman Junction. Eve Klein. At Mosman Junction, which is Spit Junction…? Betty McGlinchy. ….no,…
  • Betty McGlinchy - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 August 2000
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    Betty McGlinchy. Not really no. Redan Street was fairly quiet. During the War the tanks and the army lorries used to come trundling along the street and we’d all rus…
  • Brian Woolley - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 16 May 2001
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    Sandra Blamey. Do you remember the war years here? Brian Woolley. Yes, I remember the war years in Beauty Point, because all the street lights had guards on them.…
  • Brian Woolley - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 16 May 2001
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    Brian Woolley. During the war-times when a lot of volunteers went into the city to do the camouflage nets, I had about 50 or so of these big Huntsmen spiders, and I…
  • Bruce Cormack - interviewed by Eve Klein, 4 December 2000
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    Eve Klein. From your point of view, do you recall any deprivation at all, during that time? Bruce Cormack. No, absolutely none. It was a great time to be in Mosma…
  • Bruce Cormack - interviewed by Eve Klein, 4 December 2000
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    Bruce Cormack. We used to do the most ridiculous hair-raising things in billy-carts on the steep hills of that part of Mosman. It was the hill that was the problem n…
  • Estelle Clancy - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 21 March 2001
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    Estelle Clancy. We’re talking now about 10 Clifford Street. Each of the houses in the street had tennis courts. It was a big backyard when they eventually – of cours…
  • Garrie Felsted Wells - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 24th July 2003
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    Garrie Felsted Wells. Yes, I think I was very aware that most of my school friends’ parents owned their own house whereas we rented so I felt that they were definite…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. But I do remember that in the period just before, and after, The Second World War there was a large amount of shops along Military Road. They really had…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. My memories of the war years were building an air-raid shelter. We built an air-raid shelter and actually used it twice. Rosemary Christmas. Where was…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. Well this is really during the war years. I remember, we were talking about Balmoral beach earlier on. I remember Balmoral was completely wired against t…
  • Louise Crisp - interviewed by Eve Klein, 14 August 2000
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    Eve Klein. Do you recall the war at all? Louise Crisp. I do, I was a little girl at school and I remember the teachers talking about it to us, and my parents spea…
  • Margaret Ewart and Garland Churcher - interviewed by Eve Klein, 27 December 2000
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    Eve Klein. She’s just going to comment on the life in Mosman during the war. Garland Churcher. Well it was busy with war things. Masses of canteens were opened, b…
  • Margaret Joan Holmes - interviewed by Margaret Holgate, 17 November 2000
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    Margaret Holmes. The other thing was the influx of the refugees from Hitler that came to Mosman during the 1930s. Margaret Holgate. What dates would that be? M…
  • Margaret Joan Holmes - interviewed by Margaret Holgate, 17 November 2000
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    Margaret Holgate. Could you tell me a bit more about how it was in Mosman during the war generally? Margaret Holmes. Once the Japanese threat came, we had to prep…
  • Patricia Ann Rae Dale - interviewed by Susan Kelly, 14 October 2002
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    Susan Kelly. How did the war change your experiences as a child? Patricia Dale. I can remember the soldiers being camped between us and the Zoo and the searchlight…
  • Patricia Beaumont - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 28 March 2001
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    Rosemary Christmas. Do you remember the war years? Did that affect you at all? Patricia Beaumont. Yes, the Second World War, well yes. Rather a strange thing happ…
  • Ted Pethebridge - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 6 March 2001
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    Sandra Blamey. You mentioned the war years and being in service. Ted Pethebridge. I was in the Infantry in the services – I became a Sergeant. Sandra Blamey. Di…
  • Terry Forrest - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 16 October 2003
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    Zoe Dobson. A strong sense of community. Terry Forrest. I think that has always existed in Mosman because of its boundaries are almost all water and I think that…