West Wallsend Oral Histories
The following recordings were made by students of West Wallsend High School in 1988, as part of a bicentennial project.
The aim of the project was to interview older residents of the suburb about their life and times, and about the effects of the Great Depression.
The original recordings were made on cassette tape, and were digitised by Lake Macquarie City Library in 2008. The quality of the recordings varies greatly, but the stories are an invaluable record of the history of the area.They are stories of hard times made bearable by tremendous community spirit and the camaraderie of neighbours and friends.
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