Tag Archive: Decade: 1950’s

Gympie’s First Aboriginal Nurse

My cousin, Lorraine Smith, known to the family as “Billy Boy” was the first Aboriginal Nurse at the Gympie Hospital. She had just finished school in 1955 and had decided to become a… Continue reading

Growing up on Webster Road

I was born in 1952. My father owned a small agricultural farm in Webster Road, Goomboorian. He grew pawpaws (that is how it was spelt in those days). He also grew beans in… Continue reading