Les Edwards

Les Edwards’ family came to stay at Simpson’s Hotel in the 1940s and his parents bought a tent onsite at Bonnie Vale, which his father built into a hut. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, and hiking with other children there. His family hut remains as his father built it, complete with a kerosene fridge. He fondly remembers community activities – movies, dances, New Year’s Eve, and Cracker Night bonfires.

Listen to Les’s Interview

Les’s audio interview can be downloaded here.


Bonnie Vale – Fishing – Kerosene – Heritage Listing – Dances – Deer – Aboriginal Cave – Drowning – Hut

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Les Edwards’ Interview Transcript

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