Adventure in 60's

by Joe
(Ballarat)

Road sign at Anula school  (editor)

Road sign at Anula school (editor)

My dad moved our family to Darwin in 1965 so he could work as a plumber. He drove through the centre with a fully loaded station wagon from Geelong.

We rented a house in Winston Ave, Stuart Park and went to school at St John's. I remember my first day at school in grade 4 where some of the kids put this huge lizard in my desk. It was an interesting initiation to Darwin.

We did lots of walking to places like the gardens, school, beach, town.. we went to St Mary's church regularly.

I recall Wednesday being Western night at the movies and I loved it. I remember life as being pretty basic but enjoyable. I only lasted a few months as I couldn't cope with sandflies.

My family stayed on for a few more months while I lived with an uncle in Victoria. It was a real adventure for us.

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Thanks Joe
by: Jim

Must have been quite an adventure in those days.
Still plenty of lizards here too ;)

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