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 »
Biography, Nostalgia | May 17, 2016
By Madison White
Merle was born in April of 1934, in Gordonvale, a small town outside of Cairns, Queensland. Merle’s family owned a large cane farm in Gordonvale where her father, and his father before him, worked the land. The house they lived in was built specifically for her father to live in with his family. Merle said there was only one main bedroom in the house. The three children, Merle and her brother and sister, all slept in a louvered porch. Read more »
Nostalgia, War Stories | April 28, 2015
By Jake Watson
Keith was in a Queensland hospital in 1943 when his mate suggested they join the Air Force. They were desperate for blokes to enlist, his mate said.
“I wouldn’t join them buggers,” was Keith’s reply, to which his mate informed him that if he did, he’d get to return to Melbourne, for at least a little while.
Nostalgia, War Stories | April 27, 2015
By Jake Watson
It is an unfortunate fact that people often overlook the great efforts of women during war times. During the Second World War, women served in many crucial roles, including overseas roles, such as in New Guinea and Singapore, as nurses, anti-aircraft gunners, mechanics, and radio operators. Not only this, but as in the case of Audrey Martin, in the Signals Corps.