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Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Gerkens and Gleeson

From the Collection of Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council Cnr Osborne and Giffard Streets Williamstown Victoria

CD and transcript of interview with Patti Gerkens and Eileen Gleeson and their memories of the Gardens from their childhood through to adulthood. Pattie and Eileen are the daughters of Jack and Millie Gerkens who lived in Power Street, Williamstown before moving to 25 Gellibrand Street, Williamstown. Jack worked at the Newport Railway Workshops. Patti lived overseas for many years and Eileen has lived in Williamstown all her life. Patti and Eileen recall memories of the Gardens during their childhood and of taking their own children there during the 1960s and 1970s.
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Historical information
The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens
When Made
A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.
Last updated
15 Aug 2019 at 6:32PM