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Parap 1949 - 1955

by George Mavros

Sydney Williams Hut - NT Library

Sydney Williams Hut - NT Library

I George Mavros.
I was born in the old Darwin Hospital and we lived in Parap Camp in a Sydney Williams hut.
The hut was manufactured from iron rsj and corrugated iron, basic A frame construction.
No glass on the windows just corrugated iron, the window was a pushed out design.
No aircon then, just a ceiling fan.
Powdered milk, salty plums, mangos still remind me of Darwin.
In our street lived the Angeles family, the Kalmer family and the Christodulo's who owned the corner shop.
Does any one remember the Fontin family who lived on Bagot Road opposite the airport?
Had many a good time there visiting.
I also remember the Groves family who lived off Totem Road.
Lost contact with Malcolm Groves.
Left Darwin when I contacted Polio and our family moved to Adelaide.

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Parap Camp
by: Maisie

Hi George, I am doing a history of Parap Camp and would like some details of your stay there and of your family if you are interested.

Parap Laundromat
by: Leigh

Hello, wow your memories are full of wisdom of that time. I'm a young man from Darwin and I'm a Artist I've been looking for old photos of the parap laundry Mat, to paint our history,in colour. If you have any memories of the laundry mat in parap please share in detail, I'll use your memories as a canvas to show our generations to come. The history of Darwin in colour

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