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ANZAC Centenary Project


People with links to Campbelltown tell their tales of active military service. Conflicts covered by participants to date include World War I, WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Kangaroo March Re-enactment 2015

In September 2015 a group of volunteers, including original descendants, marched from Wagga Wagga to Campbelltown, recreating the Kangaroo March of 1915. Andrew Allen spoke to some of the participants. Thank you to Neil, Peter, Suzie, James, Bill, Heather, Jackson and O.J. and to all the Kangaroo Marchers.



Clarrie Graham

as recollected by Barry and Judy Reid

Barry and Judy talk about Judy's Grandfather's experiences in World War I driving ambulances under heavy fire as well his civilian life.

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on October 20 June 2014

Denise Moses and Laurie Willard remember Alfred Wright

Read the transcript(139KB, PDF)

Reg Hulbert

Born 15 Nov 1924 Reg Hulbert joined the navy when he was 17. Chronically seasick and unable to swim Reg tells of his time during World War II

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on 17 Dec 2014

Portrait of interviewee Reg Hulbert


Read the transcript(175KB, PDF)

John Jess

Northern Irelander, John Jess joined the British army in 1934 as a regular. During World War II he was captured by the Japanese Army and found himself among Australians at Changi prisoner of war camp in Singapore.
At the time of recording John was a hundred and two years old.

 Portrait of interviewee John Jess

Read the transcript(90KB, PDF)

Martin Peebles

After being part of the cadets, Martin joined the navy in 1970 serving as ship's cook on destroyers and patrol boats. He also talks of his father who served during the second world war in the 6th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft battery at Morotai.

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on 14 July 2016

Portrait of Martin Peebles


Read the transcript(310KB, PDF)

Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips, 93, tells of his experiences during World War II in the RAAF based in East Anglia, England.

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on 20 Aug 2015

Photo of interviewee Jack Phillips

Read the transcript(92KB, PDF)

Peter Smith

An oral history of Korean War veteran Peter Smith

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on September 3 2014

Portrait of Interviewee Peter Smith

Read the transcript(127KB, PDF)

Terry Westerway

Joining the Australian army in 1964 and learning in ’66 that he was going to Vietnam, Terry speaks to Andrew Allen about his experiences.

Please note this interview contains some infrequent mild course language.

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on 14 September 3 2016

 Portrait of Terry Westerway

Read the transcript(394KB, PDF)

Alfred Wright
as recollected by Denise Moses and Laurie Willard

Alfred Wright served in both World War One and Two where he attained the rank of Warrant Officer. Denise and Lauren talk to Andrew Allen about the stories their Grandfather told them.

 Barry and Judy Reid discuss Clarrie Graham

Interviewed by Andrew Allen on the July 25 2014

Read the transcript(115KB, PDF)

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