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Whereabouts were you born?

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I was born ini Paddington in Sydney NSW -rah!! My home town is therefore Sydney and came to Perth at age 20 to get married...that's another story though!
by Finy
A 'Paddo Baby'' umm
by jonaja
not heard that one b4 -used to be such a slum when my parents first moved there!
by Finy
It has been a very expensive place now for about 40 years :)
It is no slum....LOL.
by jonaja
Well I'm a Balmain baby and came to Melbourne when I was 20.
Won't be going back to the Balmain slum now though - can't afford to.
by fran.
I remember when I was first posted to Sydney in 1988. Back then, suburban house and land packages were up for grabs in Perth's northern coastal suburbs around Sorrento for $35-40K. When I arrived in Sydney, my commanding officer welcomed me and asked if I intended living in the barracks or preferred to share the rent for a flat with a couple of other people. "no thanks" I thought - "I'm smart enough to buy my own place". So I said "actually - I intend buying my own place". The CO wondered if perhaps I had a large inheritance or something because on my private's wage about the only thing I'd be able to afford in Sydney would be shack way out in the western suburbs on the outer rim of the metro area. I explained that i didn't have fancy tastes and would be quite happy starting off with something dingy and cheap, like "one of these little dumps here in Paddington". After he managed to stop laughing, he explained that about all I'd be able to afford in Paddo would be the toilet seat from one those "little dumps"..... "welcome to the rest of Australia" he said to the boy from (then) Australia's most affordable capital city....
by kimp
Finy, My mother bought her mother a house in Paddington, (NSW) in '56. Everyone said to her, "Your not going to buy a house in that slum, are you?" Her mother died 2 years later, so Mum rented out the house until my father died in May '77. She couldn't move into the Paddington house quick enough. It's still her house, but rented out to various grandchildren, (far to cheaply!!!) She lives with 1 of my 2 sisters at Chatswood now, as she has severe dementia, & is very happy there.
by Miro
Perth WA....left age 3 to travel the world...joke! No family moved to Zimbabwe and I was there until we returned when I was aged 15
by Fran
Bolton - Lancashire -England.
oooh, a Pom!
by Finy
Oh ooo! I done for...lol
by jonaja
Hello fellow pom :)
by Aliso
Come now people - let's not be knocking the poms, I mean....... no wait, I can't think of a reason not to.... :-)
by kimp
by jonaja
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana USA. Went to VietNam in the US Army for two years. Hated the USA for whatever reason they said we were there for and moved to Sydney (where I spent all of my 5 R&Rs). Ended up straight away living on the Gold Coast, Queensland.... just after the floods of '74.
Would live anywhere else..... love Australia!
what a nice story!
by Finy
It should have said "WouldN'T live anywhere else..... love Australia!"
Best country on Earth.
by jcahe
Western Australia. Very exotic ;)
where are you now Matt?
by Finy
In Victoria - Frankston.
I was born in Gosford, NSW.
The Emerald Isle
by AJ
I was born at my parents home in Manchester England! I came out to Australia with my family when I was just 20 months old.My dad always likes to say how after 6 weeks on a ship,I had to learn all over again how to walk on solid ground!
Beautiful Brissy
Penrith, Sydney. How exciting...
by Vee
Sydney, my parents them moved to Adelaide to settle and we grew up there....
Bradford on Avon, UK
Nice :)
by jonaja
thanks .. It's a beautiful little town which one day I hope I can retire to.
by Aliso
Born Vaucluse Hospital in Coburg Vic. Only ever lived in Victoria. Now is South Frankston.
Ballarat, Victoria
Pietermaritzburg, S. Africa. Just before plane my parents and sister were on ditched in Malta and they lost everything. Left when 7yo to go to Lusaka in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), left when President Kenneth Kuanda was elected then ship to New Zealand. Parents thought it was too cold then went to Fiji for a couple of years and then Oz. Whew ! that's it.
Wow, what a lot of travelling you've done, Pfuit. What state of Oz do you live in?
by Miro
Born in Ottawa, Canada, in a snow blizzard, to shivering Australian parents, who brought me back to Perth to grow up. Then joined the Army and (after recruit training at Kapooka NSW) lived in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Mandurah (south of Perth), then Perth ever since. Have never left Australian shores (only entered). Quite happy here thanks - no desire to live anywhere else (although I wouldn't say no to visiting other parts of the world if I could afford it).
by kimp
parks -I lived in Barragup for 10 years....
by Finy
That was all farms and horse studs back when I lived in Mandurah. I dare say it's all houses and estates now....
by kimp
And the winner is Syd-den-ney!
I was born in Sydney. Live in Brisbane now, but go back for visits whenever I can.
Born Cape Town, South Africa - in a hospital. Now living in Melbourne after living in a few other places e.g. Columbia, Papua New Guinea and England.
Where were you in PNG?
by donjo
Port Moresby. Went to the Admin College, did a secretarial course, then worked for a year at the Law Department (Registrar of Companies, then Births, Death and Marriages - the latter was very interesting. In down time used to get the old death registers out and go through them ! :-)
by sjcmm
Thank you, sjcmm! I worked in Port for a month. Spent a month each at Kairuku, Yule Island, & Wewak. Have also spent time in Hagen.
I loved TPNG, then PNG. Happy memories of my many times there! Cheers!
by donjo
Edinburgh, Scotland. Moved to Norfolk, England when our son was 9. My husband, son and I then migrated to Australia in the 80s and lived in Melbourne for 25 years, then moved up to Brisbane, the best place ever to live!
East Burwood in Melbourne. Still live in Melbourne, but moved to the hills when I got married.
I was born in the Sutherland Shire, NSW. I still live in the same suburb, just around the corner from the house I was born in. While still living the family house before was married, I also lived in the UK for 1 month, & 10 weeks in Paris, France, in '68.
by Miro
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