Maxwell Duley

Maxwell Duley was born in 1937 in Wollongong and grew up in Dapto. In this interview Max tells of his life as a young boy playing marbles in the street and the popular past time 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.


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Illawarra meat company – Butcher – Air raid shelter – Telegram Delivery – Dapto – Plane Crash – Saturday Night – Army Camp

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