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Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Anne Cocks

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

CD and transcript of interview with Anne Cocks and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. Anne’s family migrated from Holland in 1952 when she was three years old. The family lived in Lyons Street for a short while before moving to Altona. Her parents, Kees and Betts Huisman bought the Old Royal Hotel in Nelson Place, which was a boarding house for men in 1958. They stayed there until 1971 when they sold it.
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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.
Anne moved to Williamstown as a small child in 1952, lived in Williamstown until her marriage and has been witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.
Last updated
15 Aug 2019 at 6:21PM