“Brisbane must be a terrible place because everyone got off in Melbourne and Sydney.”

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Maddelena Marcoionni talks to her daughter, Tina, and grand daughter, Gia, about leaving Italy after the war and heading to Australia with her husband, child and the promise of a bulldozer.

Recorded in Eumundi, Queensland

“We saw these three handsome Australian airmen… and I said jokingly, ‘I’ll have that one in the middle.’”

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Sarah McCarthy talks to her daughter about meeting Ted, her husband-to-be, and what it was like to set sail for Australia as a war bride.

Recorded in Caloundra, Queensland