About me

Woorilla Caught … will take you back in time. Back to Australia during the 60’s & 70’s. That’s where I spent my childhood & for me, it’s a place & time of  many happy memories.

My first school photo (1970). I’m in first seated row, 4th from right.

My first year of school 1970 (Frankston East Primary School) I am in 4th from right, sitting on bench.

I lived with my parents in the middle class suburb of Frankston (Melbourne, Victoria) & our street was “Woorilla Court”.  It was typical of the times with brick veneer houses, lots of young families & sat smack between the local Primary & High School.

The 1970’s were a time of great change in Australia (& the world). Australian perspectives on immigration, war, sexual morality, the role of women and the environment were undergoing radical change. As a child I was oblivious to most of this, my world was consumed with far more important events like Johnny Farnham hitting the charts, the arrival of colour television, McDonald’s  opening stores in Australia and a highlight for me… the  introduction of  late night shopping !

Fashion was in full swing with exotic fabrics like cheese cloth & seersucker! Flares were in everyone’s wardrobe, along with  halter neck tops, hotpants, desert boots & platform shoes. It was the good old days…. Mr Whippy stopped right outside your house, roller skates were tied on to the outside of your shoes & a Choc Wedge at the local Milk Bar cost a whopping 8c!!

This website is designed to remind you of  products,  entertainment & places in childhood & also allows you to share wonderful memories of your own. That’s why this website is called “Woorilla Caught”… caught in time. It will hopefully bring back memories to those who lived it & an insight for those who didn’t.

About Me…

I’m Cindy Amey & I was born  in 1964….the year – the Beatles toured Australia, Polo Prince won the Melbourne Cup & the TV Series Homicide commenced its 12 year run. I grew up in the 70’s & wanted to record some of the wonderful memories of this time & hear all about yours. I hope you enjoy this website.

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12 comments to About me

  • Stephen

    Hi Cinders, you haven’t changed all that much ..The picture at 7 is not that much different to the girl I met in the
    late 80’s.
    the images from years ago are good memories,

  • I live in wooiriller court sinse 2000 it’ll 2011 sofar

  • Andrew

    Hi Cindy, thanks for the memories you have provided here. I went to Frankston East Primary and Karingal High as well, though I was three years ahead of you

    Interestingly, I married Leona Baldwinson who is in some of your school photos if you remember her and we still live in Langwarrin.


  • Hi Cindy.
    Last time we msgd I was out of line and made a dick of myself and I apologize for that! A lot has changed in my life in since then, lol…
    Your site has been shared on a Frankston History site. Also Your site is awesome and the memories are fun to relive.Thanks for sharing. Take care Adrian.

    PS. Your picture reminds me of the Brady Bunch, lol…

  • Lx Thomas

    Hi Cindy,

    I too was born in 1964 and grew up in Melbourne (Northcote). I have been living in the UK for nearly 20 years, and can I say your website has helped transport me back to the days of my childhood in Austrlaia. When people here ask me if I miss Australia I never really know how to reply, having made a life here, but I doo miss the Australia you have brought back to life here on your website. Thank you for such a great place to happily lose myself in, and to show my kids what life was like for mum over there and way back then.


  • Robyn

    Hi Cindy, thanks for the memories. Although I didn’t grow up in Frankston, I lived there for a few years in my adulthood and it’s a wonderful place, albeit with a colourful history of course.

    My teenage years were in Prahran which was similarly colourful and I came across your website when looking for a reference to TREADS, required footware for all who wanted to fit in to the status-quo (and therefore avoid a bashing). 😛


  • Ken Stone

    It seems our childhoods share many memories. I was a year older, and a bit closer to the city (Cheltenham) although I did frequently visit Frankston. Thanks for reviving some memories!

  • Scott green

    It’s great reading all your posts and everyone else’s I grew up in aspendale but mum sent us to the pines on school holidays (holiday club) as it was close to the penguin book store she worked at in seafood near the old bata factory. Then when we were in our teen we were aloud to ride the silver trains to frankston on to go to the movies. And does anyone remember when you could ride the train sitting in the open door way between stations. I went to aspendale tech as my parents thought I would be better suited to work with my hands the rest of my family (2sisters 1 brother went to mordi high) but when we didn’t go to frankston we used to hang out in southlands aaahhhh!!! The good old days…now I’am living in London (UK) running my own landscaping business with a lovely wife and two kids (girls)

  • Alan gadd

    Where can i get a pair of treads from been looking on line can’t find anywhere thanks

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