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 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.
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.