Peter & May Sharman

Peter and May Sharman had happy and free childhoods and attended local schools in Austinmer and Coledale respectively. They settled in the area after marrying and worked locally. Peter was employed in The Outlook’s rehabilitation program and assisted people in learning skills and transitioning into community life. They were later caretakers of the building and worked to maintain and restore it. The Outlook has been a guesthouse, rehabilitation facility, artists’ retreat, and rental accommodation.

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Toxteth Avenue Austinmer – Coledale – Glastonbury Gardens – Roxie Mossop – Carpenter – Matty Muir Building – Headlands Hotel – Motorbikes – Community – Traffic – Austinmer RSL – Mason Street – Coalcliff Mine – Darkes Forest Mine – Coal Mining Process – Mine Accidents – The Outlook – Austinmer Timber Products – Furniture Making – Mental Health – Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association – Flourish Australia – Residential Facility – Satellite Housing – Personality Disorders – Schizophrenia – Bi-polar – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Drugs – Alcohol – Maintenance – Guesthouse – Austinmer Uniting Church Dinners – Counselling – Training – Artists’ Retreat – Lions Club Donation – Arthur (Blue) Sharman


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