The Interesting Life of Hilda Fletcher – Part 3

By Talitha Organ Fletcher

Part 3 – The War Effort

Injuries were no excuse to not do your part during the war. Everyone had a job to do to ensure the country still functioned successfully and Hilda Fletcher (known as Hilda Morris at the time) was no exception. Read more »


The Interesting Life of Hilda Fletcher – Part 2

By Talitha Organ Fletcher

Part 2 – The Bombing

“I remember waking myself up screaming.”

Having a well paying job at the Vickers Armstrong Aircraft factory before the war even started, Hilda had her daily routine down pat. Read more »


John “Jack” McMullen

By Caitlin Matticoli Edited by Jake Watson

John ‘Jack’ McMullen was a man of strength and toughness. He joined the Royal Australian Navy in his early 20s as an engineer. As my great-grandmother Margret used to say, “Jack was straight forward. What you saw was what you got”. Read more »


From Glasgow to Sydney

By Madison White

The RMS Orion was, and still is, considered by many as one of the more famous British passenger ships. Even its launch was considered an important moment in maritime history for the British, being one of the first of their ships to be launched wirelessly; the Duke of Gloucester was in Australia, where he pressed a button to launch the ship, while the Orion itself was in the UK. Read more »


Life as a Soldier, Through the Eyes of a Wife

By Madison White

Ann and Alan White were married for 35 years before he passed away in September 2002. In that time they raised four sons while Alan had a long and successful career in the Army. Deployed multiple times to places like Malaysia and Vietnam. Alan’s career in the Army lasted decades, and Ann was by his side for the greater part of it.

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Biruta shares her thoughts about what it was like before she moved to Australia.

Griffith University intern Andrejs Boboks is embarking on a documentary series covering the Latvian and Russian ethnic community of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Read more »


Teresa

Griffith University intern Andrejs Boboks is embarking on a documentary series covering the Polish, Latvian and Russian ethnic community of Brisbane. Read more »


Juris

Griffith University intern Andrejs Boboks is embarking on a documentary series covering the Latvian and Russian ethnic community of Brisbane. Read more »


Adolf

Griffith University intern Andrejs Boboks is embarking on a documentary series covering the Latvian and Russian ethnic community of Brisbane. Read more »


Anzac Day memories

Andrejs Boboks chats to 64-year-old Arthur Forrester who has a rich history of war service in his family. Read more »