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by stapletonm
posted 26/06/2019

Port Kembla – A Memoir Arts Thursday 27 June 2019

Pam Menzies

If you’re thinking of writing your autobiography, you could take a leaf out of Pam Menzies’ recollections of her childhood home in Port Kembla, near Wollongong NSW.

In her book Port Kembla:A Memoir, Pam interweaves her memories with family history and her mother’s reminiscences, as well as a contemporary perspective on changes to the place she knew as a young girl and the people who are now investing in its future.

These memories will resonate with many whose childhoods were spent in the Australian cities and suburbs in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Join me, Maisy Stapleton,  in conversation with Pam Menzies, from 10:30 onwards on Arts Thursday.



Wentworth Street in its heyday

Wentworth Street today










We’ll also re-visit The Ideal Home, which has just re-opened at the Powerhouse Museum after a successful showing at the Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest, with a snippet from the original interview recorded on the Penrith site.






For further information:

Pam Menzies’ book : https://scholarly.info/book/port-kembla-a-memoir/

The Ideal Home exhibition: https://maas.museum/event/the-ideal-home/


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 27 June 2019.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton every fortnight from 10:30 to noon for in-depth conversations on the arts.

And watch out for podcasts at later dates!


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