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Moved to Darwin in the late 60s. Lived in Carey street above the old Railway yards. What a fantastic place for a child to explore.
Went to the old St Marys in grades 3 and 4 before the new school was built. I remember not having the correct uniform and only dirt floors in our classrooms at the old St Marys.
We moved into a brand new house in Dangerfield Street Parap. All Railway homes. Then over to Parap Primary for grade 7 , Mr Stiller. The best teacher ( I didnt realise at the time though).
Cyclone Tracey delayed the start of my first year at Darwin High. Our house survived but many of our neighbors homes were totally destroyed. Movie nights at RAAF Base on the weekends were a must. Swimming at Parap Pool and doing a paper round were all part of growing up in Darwin. St John Ambulance Cadets also kept me busy. Salty plums, ginger & football plums are still a favourite.
My Daughter lives in Darwin now so I get to visit a enjoy the memories. I live in Townsville now after moving to Alice Springs where I finish my schooling. The NT stays in your hearts forever. Jane O'Donohoe now Edwards.
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