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Margaret Broadfoot and Ken Hooton

Interviewed by Trish Levido on 5th March 2008

Trish Levido. What was the name of the house?

Ken Hooton. ‘Peradeniya’, named after the Peradeniya Gardens in Colombo, arising because my grandfather traveled annually back to England to get goods for the store.

Trish Levido. What was the address of the house?

Ken Hooton. No 2 Queen Street Mosman.

Trish Levido. Which is now?

Ken Hooton. It was bought by the nuns from my mother, who inherited it down the line, and it is operated as a school with a tennis court, where we now play sport on. The vegetable garden has a Kindergarten built on it.

Trish Levido. What is the name of the school?

Margaret Broadfoot. Blessed Sacrament School.