Margaret Burke

Margaret grew up in Numurkah and moved to Melbourne to further her music studies as a talented pianist...

Emine Mehmet

Emine migrated to Australia in 1958 and remembers how strange it was to come from a big city like Ankara to what seemed like a village in Australia. But she flourished...

Betty Norman

Betty survived serious illness as a child, and cancer as an adult, and married her third husband Rick - in her late seventies after bonding over her famous fruitcake...

Beryl and Brian Watts

Brian and Beryl have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, at the heart of a family of 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren...

Alma Sloper

Alma will be able to check in on how her family has been doing in early 2021 at her postponed 100th birthday celebration, with 68 family members slated to attend, including multiple great-great-...

Ken Weeks

Ken migrated to Australia with his wife when he was 77, following on the footsteps of their two daughters...

Glad Evans

Glad was born in 1914 and passed away in March 2021 at 106 years old. Glad lived a long, rich and very interesting life since leaving school as a 14 year old to train as a tailoress...

Liz Cowell

81 years young, Liz runs exercise classes three times a week for her fellow residents. She’s also a passionate Saints fan who would dearly love another flag!...

Helen Ward

Born in Glasgow in 1934, Helen met an Australian merchant seaman there and they married and came to Australia in 1959. Max was a character and they had a good life together...

John Tyler

John Tyler was born in 1945. As the baby of seven siblings, he well remembers the rare day his dad came to watch him play footy and witnessed him kicking the winning goal, aged 14...

Corry Ogden

Corry worked for the Australian Defence Force in the Northern Territory, experiencing floods and crocodiles. She and her husband Neil also fostered 57 children...

Ruth Milkins

Ruth’s family lost their farm during the Great Depression and she remembers they left in a wagon with eight horses and two or three of her mum's favourite cows — that was it...

Mavis Wilde

Mavis and her husband Jim lived in Horsham for 69 years. Never one for overseas travel, Mavis has travelled extensively around Australia visiting her son during his 26 years in the armed forces...

Juel Hilton

As a young child, Juel lived in a tent in country New South Wales during the Great Depression after her parents lost everything they owned...

Jean Holloway

As seamstress in Melbourne during World War II, Jean studied by correspondence and worked at the Commonwealth Bank before marrying Bill an engineer. A marriage that lasted 65 years...

Betty Green

Betty Green has written ‘The Grandma Book’ for her grandchildren but, as she’s just turned 100, it’s a large book and her grandchildren are old enough to read it to their kids...

Errol Van Leishout

Errol was a pilot who loved to fly and for him one of the highlights was sharing that joy in the air with children with disabilities...

Les Trigg

Les fought in the jungles of Papua New Guinea in World War 2 and returned to run a dairy farm with his wife Pam...

Jackie Birrell

Jackie majored in metallurgy at Melbourne University in the 1940s when women were an uncommon site on campus, particularly in the sciences...

Terry Jepson

Terry was 14 in 1950 when his family migrated to Australia from the UK and music has been a constant part of his life...