Lake Macquarie History

Dora Creek in the 1930s: Place Imagery and Identity in Childhood

by John Holmes

John Holmes is Emeritus Professor of Geography at The University of Queensland. He spent his first ten years growing up in Dora Creek and it's surrounds and his story is originated on his pondering " the pivotal role of the childhood locale in shaping a life course. Given the exceptional qualities of Dora Creek as a nurturing and stimulating childhood environment, it is unsurprising that I fondly reminisce about ‘The Creek” as it was in the nineteen-thirties, also pondering the ways by which this ‘homeland’ may have influenced life directions. "

Dora Creek in the 1930s: Place Imagery and Identity in Childhood