This week is a little more about me and where I fit into the big scheme of things.
Where was I born: The Residency, Marine Terrace, Geraldton.
The Residency was built by convict labour in 1861 for the town’s resident magistrate. In 1925 it became Geraldton’s new maternity home and closed in 1967 when the Geraldton Regional Hospital was built. It is now used as an arts and craft centre and is maintained by the Cultural Trust. It is one of the oldest buildings still standing in the city.
I’m the youngest and the only girl. Many seem to think that being the youngest, and the only girl, you’d have to be spoilt. Well, from looking at things on this side of the fence, that would have to be a long way from the truth. No handouts for this little pluck-a-duck.
I have three older brothers, Garry, Peter and Robin or Bobbo as he was known. Apparently, he was called that because I couldn’t say Robin and what came out, sounded like Bobbo and it stuck. We have lost Bobbo now, having passed away with cancer some 13 years ago in 2003. He was 48.
Next week, come walk with me through my family home where I lived until I was 10.