Lake Macquarie History

Fernleigh Track Oral Histories

These oral histories were recorded as part of the Fernleigh Track Interpretation Plan project. The aim of the interviews was to capture the stories of people who had had some association with the track in the past, in the hopes that these stories would provide a more meaningful experience for users.

The twelve interviews which follow were recorded by library staff in March 2008.

Dudley Archer Railway employee Link to Audio
Barbara Archer Wife of railway employee Link to Audio
Ian Broadfoot Former Lake Macquarie Council staff. Fernleigh Track Committee Link to Audio
James Gray Railway employee - train driver and fireman Link to Audio
Dennis Hall Grandmother was Sarah Anderson, station mistress at Whitebridge Link to Audio
Edna Hall Daughter of Sarah Anderson, station mistress at Whitebridge Link to Audio
Mollie Haynes Friends of Lambton Colliery Link to Audio
Ernie Johnson Friends of Lambton Colliery Link to Audio
Robert Kennedy Railway employee - track worker Link to Audio
Frank Kidd Railway employee - train driver Link to Audio
Gerald Maughan Former mine inspector, nearby resident and commuter. Link to Audio
William Page Railway employee - train driver Link to Audio