Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan has many memories of Lake Illawarra and the small settlement of Unanderra. He recalls school days, picnics, walking in the bush, dances and tea meetings in the hall, and local industries. This interview was recorded on a cassette tape in 1973 and was digitised in 2020, so the sound quality is uneven. The original tape is part of the Anne Ali Collection MSS 384, which is held in the Local Studies collection at Wollongong City Library.

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Robert’s audio interview can be downloaded here.


Lake Illawarra – Unanderra Public School – Families – Farming – Coke Works – Picnics – Swimming – Allen Creek – Steelworks – Movies – Tea Meetings – Kembla Grange Races – Dr Kerr – Dr Lee – Mrs O’Donnell – Depression – Gardening – Cobbler’s Hill – Jenkinson Estate

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