Barbara Temby

Barbara is a great example of her generation’s commitment to volunteer community work – she was a dynamic contributor over many decades...

Ivan Streader

Ivan started work as a carpenter at age 15 and loved it so much he was still sanding floors at 90...

Sheila Hunter

Sheila was born in 1919, so has experienced a lot and has many memories. One of them is one of her sons who loved footy and was a gun player...

Amy Hall

Amy and her family experienced the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires in Macedon and became very involved in the annual Red Cross fundraising appeal as a result of that...

Hector Di Sciascio

Migrating from Argentina in 1974, Hector experienced the rebuild of Darwin after Cyclone Tracey. He says “Australia gave me the opportunity … they accepted me, and I love it here”...

Win-Louise (Winifred) Wilson

Win-Louise's first language was Zulu, having been born in South Africa during the Apartheid years with Zulu servants. After marrying, working and travelling, Win-Louise moved to Australia in 1983 to...

Bill and Betty Shepardson

A wireless operator during World War II, Bill married Berry within months of being demobbed, and the couple moved to Australia in 1956...

Claire McKenry

During World War II Claire worked with the State Electricity Commission, before marrying a Scotsman she met at an old-time dance, and moving to the country...

Suzanne Yanko

Born in St Kilda in 1948 Suzanne's parents opened one of the first restaurants there. Her father, a Yugoslavian migrant, has been a huge influence on her life — inspiring her to become an English as a...