As Dad was badly affected by his experiences in the war, he needed to work outside so got farm work in the UK. A cottage was a part of his wages.
We moved around several farms before the big adventure, we came to Australia to start a new life. We started in the South-West of W.A. in a small mill town, then moved to a nearby regional town. Then up to the hills area North of Perth.
Then, after a brief period in the city my family settled in Mandurah, a coastal town South of Perth. They settled I didn’t.
I had left school and was working, so I moved to the big city. I boarded, I shared flats; I got live in jobs; I moved a lot.
I headed off on a cruise back to the UK to reunite with family. In the UK I lived with one Aunt, then another, then a rooming house whilst I worked and travelled.
Another cruise and I was home in Australia again.
I joined the RAAF which meant, once again, I was off and moving. I lived in all states of Australia, some multiple times and somewhere along the line, got married and moved out of on base rooms to a house.
Even after leaving the RAAF, we just kept moving following new opportunities until settling here in Benalla (for now!!!!!).