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Alan and Rhonda Sloper

Oral History Interview

Alan shares stories of the times his father would drive his old Dodge from Bondi to Campbelltown to look after a bee farm on his 56 acre property in 1936. There were no roads, electricity or phones back then, only dirt tracks. Rhonda recalls a time when wearing shorts shopping was frowned upon and not socially accepted in this town. It was a massive cultural change after moving from The Entrance, a bayside village to the bush in 1964.

Discussions include: Bondi, midget submarine, Rose Festival, Fisher's Ghost Festival, amusement rides, showmen, Doctor Pate, Dr. Guest, Dr. Parnell, Reg Gale, Oakwood, Scattergoods, boarding school, Teddy McGoldrick, Catholic Club, Clive Tregear, Alf Sloper, Harley Daley, Jerry Bakkers, Graham Dunstan, Fred Braat, snow cones, Ron Moore. Mrs Mac's Taxi service.

Interview by: Andrew Allen, Local Studies, Campbelltown City Library

Recorded: 23 December 2015

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Read the Transcript of interview with Alan and Rhonda Sloper(168KB, PDF)

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