MEMORIES OF WOOMERA
I'm another of the many who have had a great time reading your Woomera
site - a great service! Below is a copy of the email I sent
to another of your contributors - I think there may be some info in it
worth adding to your site next time you do an update, at least I hope
so. Please feel free to show my email address, as I'd get a real kick
out of hearing from other old Woomera-ites.
(17 April 2004)
(Extracts from Jim's
material are quoted below - Mark Rigby)
I lived in Woomera from 1956
to 58 incl., as my father Les was the headmaster. I was at the school
for years 7, 8 & 9, and Mrs Rogers was my class teacher for year
7. My other class teachers were David Shepherd and Eric
Thompson. Teaching a higher class was Peter Noblett; I came across all
three later in my schooling - Shepherd and Noblett at Unley High and
Thompson at Campbelltown High.
I have a million happy memories of Woomera, among the main ones is
being one of two people caught in the swimming pool during a very heavy
hailstorm in late January 1956 - I was injured by the hailstones, but
protected my head by putting it into the side channel.
I remember Len Beadell very clearly, as he used to come to the
Protestant Church when not out in the bush - I saw him again many years
later when I got him to give an address to a very large group in Moonta
- he was hilarious, a huge hit.
Like most kids, I just about lived in the pool (entry 3d., I think) and
of course never, but never, missed the flics every Saturday night. My
brothers Scott and Dean are both older than me... Scott went to school
Copyright © 2006 Mark T. Rigby
(Last updated: 18 February, 2006)