Dorothy Sefton

Dorothy Sefton grew up in Thirroul from the age of four and remembers the freedom of childhood, slower pace of life, and community spirit. She received a scholarship to train at business college and first worked in the Ironworkers’ Federation offices in Sydney. Dorothy married Alan Sefton during the Second World War. Alan was well known as a naturalist and won a number of awards. Dorothy was the first secretary of the Illawarra WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) and was involved with the Illawarra Lapidary Club from its inception in 1962.

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Dorothy’s Photo Album


Thirroul – Childhood Memories – Thirroul Methodist Church – King’s Theatre – Station Street – Dairies – Friendly Societies – Ornithology – Gemmology – Red Cross – War Rations – Coupons – Nurses’ Homes

Dorothy’s interview can be downloaded here.

Transcript of Dorothy’s interview.

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