Joyce Chapman

Joyce Chapman was born in Woonona and has happy childhood memories of the area, including selling lollies at Woonona Beach kiosk. She remembers fund raising and rationing during WWII. In the 1950s, Joyce worked in the Marcus Clarke retail store in Wollongong. After moving to Shellharbour during her teenage years she married and returned to live in Corrimal, where she still resides. Music has been an important part of Joyce’s life, playing piano at church and for charities as part of the musical group Harmony 5.

Listen to Joyce’s Interview

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Joyce Playing the Piano:

Joyce’s Photo Album


Woonona – Corrimal – Music – Piano – Coal Mining – South Bulli Mine – WWII – Rationing – Woonona Methodist Church – Concerts – Harmony 5 – Bushwalking – Native Flowers – Business Studies – Marcus Clarke Department Store – Wedding – Corrimal Public School Mothers Club – 1968 Bushfires – 1998 Floods – Cinemas

Joyce’s interview can be downloaded here: Part 1, Part 2.

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Joyce Chapman Part 1
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