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 »


The Interesting Life of Hilda Fletcher

By Talitha Organ-Fletcher

Part 1 – Growing Up

January 29 1921, Edwin and Emelia Phillips welcomed another baby girl in their family but at the time, no one had any idea of the extraordinary life that she would go on to lead. She would travel the world, join the army, emigrate halfway across the globe and survive a direct bombing by German forces in the second world war. At 97, Hilda May Fletcher, has seen and experienced enough love, loss and adventure for two lifetimes but finds herself with a wonderful legacy and one incredible life story. Read more »


Meet Craig he puts celebrity heads on ducks!

We are on the quest to interview business owners over the age of 60. This week we head to the United States to chat with Craig Wolfe who is owner of CelebriDucks and Cocoa CanardRead more »


Chatting with Lorraine and Ken Holt

Ken and Lorraine Holt are eager to stories that will make you laugh, cry and have a gander for more! Read more »


Chatting with Glenda Vineer

Glenda Vineer is passionate about history and is president of the Frankston Historical Society. Read more »


Chatting with Dorothy Dempster

Dorothy Dempster lights up the room with a smile as she talks about summer holidays and raising a family in a town she loves. 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 »


Boarding at Frensham

By Madison White

About two hours south of Sydney is Frensham, a Winifred West school for girls. Frensham is a boarding high school, with a sprawling campus in the New South Wales town of Mittagong. Regarded as one of the best girls schools in Australia, Frensham was founded by Winifred West, who was still a fixture on campus when Vanessa Toose was a student at the school in the late 60’s to early 70’s. Read more »


Tell me a story……

Once Upon a Time in a small town, a young girl called Elsa was listening to a story told by a senior called Dorothy. Read more »


Lucy Singer- Inspirational Young People Series

We have been on a quest to interview inspirational young people over the past few months. Fourth in our series we feature Lucy Singer who is the founder of HistoriCool, a magazine dedicated to engaging 8-14 year olds with stories from history.  Read more »