Ken Christophers was born in 1935 in Coniston and grew up in West Wollongong. In this interview Ken recalls exploring the local neighbourhood, being known by the locals as a child, and the community all pitching in to assist with family events from 21st birthday celebrations to funerals.
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Early images of Port Kembla (1920’s) from Jim Christophers’ image collection, with narration by Ken Christophers:
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Ken’s Photo Album
Coniston – Miller Street – West Wollongong – Mt Keira Incline – Tramway skips – Slippery (Byarong Creek) – Shepherd’s Oval – Jim Christophers Sports Store – Christley’s Tennis Club – Wollongong City Band
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