This Blog is a tribute to our mum Alice Cunningham.
The collection of photos and memories ……
St Mary’s Church
The Elinis sailed into Sydney Harbour on — / — / 1965
When we migrated to Australia in 1965 we lived at Villawood in a hostel is a hut like this. I think it was a little less run down and the doors would have been structurally better than this photo.
My earliest memory is when we lived in Bossley Park on a farm. I remember we had goats and my dad would sell the billygoats and keep the females for milk. I recall our bathroom had a concrete door stopper made in the form of a koala. I was in the bath and my mum washed my hair I remember crying because the soap hurt my eyes. I think my little sister Michelle was in the bath too.
We didn’t go to preschool in those days and I found going to school a bit of a shock. I recall walking from the farm to the local primary school along a bitumen road with no footpaths. As we walked along the gravel I remember kicking the stones. I didn’t like school and ran home.