Aunty Janice’s Story

The following extracts are from Aunty Janice Paulson’s personal recount of growing up in Forster in the 1950s.

Aunty Janice is a valued Worimi community member, having spent most of her life living here in Forster. These are her stories:

Below are photos provided by Aunty Jan Leon.

Bev Slater, Jan Leon, Mary Buttun
Don Simon, Claude Leon, Lance Leon
Jan Leon, Laurel Leon, Kenny Cunningham, Del Slater, Della Ridgeway
Jan Leon at Main Beach
Grandfather Leon (Andrew) getting pippies
Ina Slater with Lorna Ridgeway and Jan Leon in the background
Photo courtesy of Aunty Janice: (some names missing) Back row: Alwyn Simon, Napieo Paulson, Sid Ridgeway, William Simon, Roy Simon
Middle row: Gordon Godwin, Manning Dumas, Henry Cunningham, _______, Lance Leon
 Front row: ____ Perkins, Keith Leon (Jeffrey Simon, aka ‘Ping’, on lap), _______
The History of Forster by June Wright
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