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Dorothy Mary De Low

Dorothy De Low was born in Wembley, England in 1910. Her family travelled to Australia in !910 where her father had already purchased a home in Beaconsfield Street, Fairfield.

Women didn't work in those days. And my father always had constant work. But we weren't wealthy, but everybody was poor and we all helped each other. The neighbours from, the people next door had this huge grape vine. She’d swap grapes for our eggs or something like that. We had … we had five chicken pens and a big paddock with cows and horses, an aviary of canaries. Dogs, cats, you name it, mice that got in the feed shed. We had big boxes that my father made to keep the hay in for the horse and ((unclear)) for the chickens and whatever the cows had.

 
 
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