A childhood in Perth in the 1950s

August 31st, 2019

In this episode, Geraldine talks about her life in Perth, Western Australia in the years that followed the second World War. As a returned serviceman, her father barely spoke of the war, except for one memorable occasion that Geraldine remembers here. Geraldine's childhood was not trouble-free, but she recalls it as a free and happy time. It was also a time when Australia was opening up to immigration from a range of European countries for which English was not the first language spoken. The new immigrants brought with them their skills, cultural and culinary traditions, and friendship, expanding the horizons of mainstream Australians of the time. 

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