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Win Ingram (nee McCamey)

Overview

Oral History

Historical information

Mrs Win Ingram, nee McCamey, came to Roebourne as a baby and spent her early childhood and teenage years in the Pilbara. She speaks very fondly of the life on stations but also emphasises the harshness of the north-west in those early days. This was a period that began prior to both wars and included the Depression when life was very tough for people trying to survive. She speaks with pleasure about her family’s life on the station and in Roebourne but at the same time recalls the hardship her parents suffered. She recalls the beauty of the landscape, but also the climatic conditions and the methods used to ease the high temperatures. She has a great recall of the social life, the people she knew and how young people amused themselves. She describes how they coped through hard times and how they supported each other in times of stress. She speaks fondly of Roebourne, and she is able to paint a vivid picture of her life and also her gratitude to her parents and the time she shared with them.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-27-OH
Keywords
oral history, Win McCamey, Win Ingram
City of Karratha Local History Archives

City of Karratha Local History Archives

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