Roaring Nineties

Roaring Nineties is a series of stories from our elders collected throughout 2018. This collection of stories features the memories of yesteryear; accounts of war, racism, technological triumph, assimilation, and social change. These storytellers have lived long lives, and plan to live many more. Experience makes us wise and we should take time to listen.

Azra Hodgkinson is a 91-year-old Pakistani woman from Lahore. She reflects on the many changes in her life, many of which were out of her hands. Azra is a charitable woman and continues to live surrounded by loving family.
Michael Tsolakis is 97. He shares the story of coming from Greece to Australia in 1938, and the outpouring love from his mother and community that got him there.
Vern Gooch is a survivor of the Holocaust. He and his immediate family were lucky enough to flee Germany and seek refuge in Australia. Vern shares his memories of growing up in Australia.
Lois Griffiths shares her memories of the Second World War, the devastation it caused, and life thereafter. At just shy of 95, her memories of her early life in South Perth are as fresh as ever.
Doug Sedgwick shares his memories of Perth and Subiaco in the old days. He reflects on his life: the destructive reality of war, technological advances that changed the world, and his own experiences with love and loss.
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Apr
11
A dynamic workshop exploring aspects of character, voice and point of view. Book Online
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Mar
7
Reading Your Writing is a workshop to help you overcome the nerves of reading your work to an audience. Book Online
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Mar
11
So, how exactly do writers make money? Annabel Smith pulls back the curtain and tells us exactly how. Book Online
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Jan
15
Join us to discuss selected works by Indonesian writers and think about our relationships with Australia's close northern neighbour. Book Online
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