“Sometimes we’d put a few dogs in bed with us to keep us warm.”

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Aboriginal elder, Bob Faulkner, fondly recounts what it was like doing it tough in the 40s-50s.

Recorded in Uralla, NSW

“It’s like a big nest.”

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Eleven year old Opia Hamilton-Delmas talks to her mother, Anne Delmas, about why she loves living in the hinterland town of Maleny.

Recorded in Maleny, Queensland

“I used to watch the brumbies swim over from Bribie and eat the grass.”

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Friends John Ensor and Des Dwyer remember their childhood  in Caloundra.

Recorded in Caloundra, Queensland

“The dust would ooze through every tiny crevice.”

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Nell Harris shares her memories of childhood in Mt Isa with her husband, Andrew Murray.

Recorded in the Numinbah Valley in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld

“He opened the door and he took the baby out to show them.”

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Hilda Penney shares stories with her daughter, Lyn Burgess, about her granddad’s time in early Witta, including an important meeting with local Aboriginal people.

Recorded in Maleny, Queensland