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William Galton

William Galton was born in 1919. He joined the Army in 1941 and had active duty in Borneo fighting the Japanese. He has fond memories of life in Fairfield.

Prospect Hill was a popular picnic point in the very early 30's, and school holidays there'd be two or three families and we'd go for a picnic. We'd go up - climb Prospect Hill and watch the Harbour Bridge being built. And then after lunch we would go down to the Reservoir and see the different stages of the trout hatchery. And see them putting the trout into 10 gallon aluminium milk cans to be taken down to the Snowy Rivers so they could re stock the rivers.

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