Farm Life, Travel Without Cars and Brisbane Black-Out.
Continuing on from the previous episode of the early days on the farm, Bill reminisces about traveling to local country dances with the family in a horse-drawn sulky and the potential hazards of sitting under their parents feet.
Having moved from Ellesmere to Dalby, Bill tells us of the days of his youth around the Darling Downs with his brothers and sister and the work and adventures of farm life including growing most of their own produce, slaughtering their own beasts and curing sausages.
Listen out for when Bill’s dad Fred decided to teach him how to swim in the farm dam.
Interwoven with life on the farm are the moments from later where Bill returns on leave from the army and some of the antics that he got up to with his younger brothers.
- 0:45 Milking and cream separation.
- 2:30 Planting and harvesting grain.
- 6:10 Grandma Kath & Herbie’s bomb shelter.
- 8:45 Black out night in Brisbane.
- 9:45 Bills life in Dalby, Austin 7 Ute.
- 13:15 Lights not working.
- 13:55 Schooling in Dalby.
- 19:40 Work after end of schooling.
- 21:40 Cousins.
- 24:10 Farm slaughtering.
- 25:40 Fox shooting.
- 27:30 Making sausages.
- 28:35 Mum lifestyle.
- 29:50 Price’s tragic boring accident.
- 34:50 FJ into the back of Bill’s car.
- 37:10 Dad teaching to swim in the dam.
- 38:40 Bill getting “Knocked Out”.
- 39:30 Showing the cattle.
- 42:00 Young Judges competition.
- 43:40 Telling the time.
- 44:35 Life with horse-drawn vehicles and manual washing.
- 48:20 Country dances.
- 52:30 Baking and helping Mum.
- 53:40 Fruit trees.
- 57:50 Discovering Christmas presents.
- 1:00:40 Dad, the business man.
- 1:02:25 Playing with the kids.
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