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SS Montevideo Maru Found after 81 years

SS Montevideo Maru has been found. At last the resting place of more than 900 POWs is located. This is a great relief to so many families.

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/montevideo-maru-found

Arthur “Toss” Parker (1923 -1942) now has a known resting place.

Lest We Forget.

You can read about Toss in my previous posts.

Australia, Blogs, family, Family History, Genealogy, Oral History, Queensland

Oral History

Myself and Dad on his 92nd birthday, taken August 2019 at Warwick, Queensland

Preservation of Life.

Hello there,

Back in 2016 when I was studying for my Diploma in Family History I decided to put my studies to the test and do an oral history interview with my Dad, Jack Apps.

Dad was 89 years old when I interviewed him. He worked for another year before he retired.

I find it very comforting to listen to him talk about his life, especially now that he is no longer with us.

1926 International Truck with 1800 dry sheepskins loaded
This is the truck that Dad talks about that has 1800 dry sheepskins.
This is the coal truck that Dad spoke of that he drove for R. W. Miller. The little boy is my older brother, John. Taken about 1951 at Bay Street Botany.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed listening to his stories. Click on the triangle at the left of the box below to listen to the recording that is 33 minutes duration.

This is an oral recording of my father, Jack Apps, recorded 8 December 2019

It is my intention to collect more oral history stories.