Val Mahoney

Val Mahoney remembers the thriving shops at Moore Street that provided groceries, meat, and medical services to the community. She recalls the names of shopkeepers and the how the suburb attracted weekend holiday makers to the beach and guesthouses.

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Val’s interview transcript.


Austinmer – Oceana Parade – Kirton Road – Granny Fisher – Curly Top hairdressers – Marge Harris – Max and Dorothy Cooper – Squash Courts – Illawarra Meat – Red Cross Shop – RSL – Headlands Guesthouse – Keswick – Outlook – Glastonbury Gardens – Post Office – Tommy Hope – Bob Jones – Charlie Wrench – Jack Price’s Bus Company – Headlands Hotel Publicans

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