In Part 1 Barbara Street (nee Thomson) talks about growing up and living in Wollongong and shares great insights into the life of women in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Her first job was at AMCO clothing factory and by the age of seventeen she had saved enough money to buy a block of land. Barbara married John Street in 1962. You can listen to John’s interview here.
In Part 2 Barbara talks about how from 1965, she has volunteered in many organisations and community groups. She shares her experience running with the Olympic Torch and about receiving her Order of Australia Medal.
Listen to Barbara’s Interview
Barbara’s audio interview Part 1 can be downloaded here.
John Street – Wollongong – Wollongong Public School – Denison Street – Mount St Thomas – Mount Saint Thomas – Queen’s Visit – Queen’s Visit To Wollongong – Fort Drummond – WIN TV – AMCO – AMCO Clothing Company – Oak Flats – Illawarra Tutoring Company – Nock and Kirby – Red Cross; Cub Scouts; Albion Park; Oak Flats; Oak Flats Presbyterian Church; Church Ladies Group; Bombaderry Children’s Home; Oak Flats Primary School; Fundraising; Community work; Volunteer Work; House with No Steps; 2000 Olympic Torch; Olympics; Albion Park Show; Wollongong Conservatorium of Music; IPAC; Wrapped with Love; Australia Day Committee; Tongarra Heritage Society; Shellharbour U3A; Order of Australia Medal.