Maxwell Duley

Maxwell Duley was born in Wollongong in 1937 and grew up in Dapto. He talks of his life as a young boy playing marbles in the street and describes the popular pastime of ‘bird-nesting’. Max had an instinct for attracting trouble and recalls certain escapades during his time delivering telegrams and apprenticing as a butcher.

There are also humorous tales of Saturday night movies, fruit fights on the train, and particular strategies for dealing with local dogs during meat deliveries.

Listen to Maxwell’s Interview

Max’s audio interview can be downloaded here.


Illawarra Meat Company – Butcher – Air Raid Shelter – Telegram Delivery – Dapto – Plane Crash – Saturday Night – Army Camp

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Maxwell Duley’s Interview Transcript

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