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"Malta never fed us."
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Summaries of Rosalin's stories and a brief description of the historical period can be found in the Rosalin Van Der Sloot lesson.


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SOUND BITE: Rose talking about a regular sparse meal in Malta after WW2 ended. 46 seconds.

TITLE: Rosalin Van Der Sloot
INTERVIEWER: Carol McKirdy
INTERVIEWEE: Rosalin Van Der Sloot / student
DATE AND LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: 29/10/2008 TAFE NSW Sutherland College Loftus Campus, 14/9/2009, Loftus Campus
LENGTH OF RECORDINGS: Malta after WW2:61 minutes, Family memories of WW2: 24 minutes
LANGUAGE: English
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Nil
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS HELD AT: Interviewer’s home
RECORDING FORMAT: Digital mp3
KEY THEMES: Malta during and after World War 2
Sieges / bombing / shooting at planes / Malta important to both sides / tiny island / fortress
Bomb shelters / schooling during war / ordinary citizen camaraderie / making do
Aftermath of World War 2 / food shortages / living conditions
Family life after war / Catholic Church / wonderful mother / superstitions / poverty / childhood games
Life and food on board ship from Malta to Melbourne / starting again in a new country / refugee / minimal schooling / forced to work as a child in Sydney, 1957-1958, adult responsibilities / Non English Speaking Background
SUMMARY: Yes - in Rosalin Van Der Sloot lesson on this wiki
TRANSCRIPT: No
BRIEF HISTORY: Yes – in Rosalin Van Der Sloot lesson on this wiki