Ernie Fonte

The way Ernie Fonte tells it, he has had more than a few lucky breaks over his 97 years, with the most important one being meeting his wife, Josephine, during a rainstorm when he was 18...

Alan Whatman

With a life-long passion for aviation and a knack for absorbing information, Alan relishes the opportunity to share his knowledge with others...

Dawn Clark

Dawn’s life story does not make for easy reading but, instead of dwelling on the bad, she is determined to use her life experiences to help children dealing with family violence...

Jack Eaton

Jack still ponders how he and his family survived the 1939 bushfires that tore through Victoria and South Australia, killing 71 people and destroying two million hectares of land...

Jean Whitelock

Jean's school time spanned the war years when the threat of invasion was felt so keenly that her mother and aunties learned first aid and her father built an air raid shelter in the backyard...

Joyce Strawhorn

As a teenage girl when World War II broke out, Joyce Strawhorn found it all terribly exciting...

Neil Brisbane

Neil heard a visiting Minister preach about the importance of using your talents in life. Inspired, Neil applied for a role as a missionary on a remote island in the South Pacific...

Bob Lewis

Being one of the tallest teens in his youth group turned out to be a great stroke of luck for Bob when he was paired up with the girl who would become his wife...

Linda Cordell

Linda had a thoroughly international childhood. Born in India, she was only a baby when the family moved to East Africa, where she grew up with Italian as her first language...