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Joseph Ekerick

Interview with Joseph Ekerick

Growing up on a market garden in Cressy Road, North Ryde, Joseph Ekerick shares his childhood memories of the area, the 1919 flu epidemic and the end of World War I. He also recalls his first work experiences, life during the Depression and time during World War II.

Interviewer: Pauline Curby 
Date of the interview: 4 August 1997 
Transcription: Gabrielle Godard, March 1998

Audio extracts (.wav format):

  1. Early memories of the market garden and corner shop
  2. Going to school
  3. The importance of religion
  4. 1919 flu epidemic and the end of World War I
  5. Working as a butcher
  6. Delivering the meat, and the Army Service Corp
  7. Duties of a warden in World War II
  8. Life during the Depression

Transcript(PDF, 167KB) - 39 pages

Last updated on 29 June 2015