Warrawong, Port Kembla & Cringila Stories

Everyone has a story. Listen to the memories of local residents as they recount their experiences of living in the Warrawong, Port Kembla & Cringila regions.

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Joe Cassar


Joe Cassar

Joe came to Australia from Malta in 1924 when he was 19 years old and stayed all his life. This interview was made with Barry York in 1984.

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Chick, Frances and Mary - HeadshotFrances Chick and Mary Mackenzie

Born in 1930 and 1942, Frances and Mary share their recollections of their father, Joe Cassar who migrated to Australia, from Malta, in

1924.

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Covell, Diana - headshot Diana Covell

Diana worked tirelessly for the Jobs for Women Campaign in Port Kembla in the 1980’s. She is the author of “Najdovska and others – A history of the Wollongong jobs for Women Campaign 1980 – 1994”

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garcia-john-headshot


John Garcia

Born in 1940 in a Spanish refugee camp in France, John came to Australia when he was 12. He lived in Victoria for 4 years before moving the Warrawong/Port Kembla area.

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Keenan, Nella - headshot Nella Keenan

Nella was born in Port Kembla to Italian immigrants in the early 1960’s.

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John Mallia

John Mallia

John migrated to Australia from Malta in 1949 and made a better life for his family in Australia. John was interviewed by Barry York in 1984.

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Maloney, Noline - headshotNoline Maloney

Born in the 1930s, country girl Noline later moved to the city and then to the Illawarra.

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