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Lilly Hepher

Oral History Interview

Born in 1915 and moving with her two brothers and two sisters to Lithgow Street in 1919. Lilly has a great many memories of Campbelltown at a time when the street lamps of Queen Street were lit by hand.

Discussions include: Electricity comes to Campbelltown, food, games and sports, strict parents, Campbelltown Primary School, Business College, Downes Stores on Milgate Lane, Dumaresq Street, working for the newspaper, the Scouts, Woolwash, Macquarie Cinema, The Depression, Second World War, blackouts during the war, Soldiers Settlement, Colonial buildings, Alpha House, Dredges Cottage, Marlowes, Tripps Garage, Jack's bicycle shop, Fisher's Ghost Restaurant, Milbys, colourful characters in the early days of Campbelltown.

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

Recorded: 7 May 2010

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