The St Albans Show

Today we were very lucky to have Joseph Ribarow come in to talk to us about the history of St Albans. He showed us lots of pictures and explained how life has changed from the past to the present in our local community. Here are some of the interesting things we learnt:

In the past, people at school had to get their water from the water tank – David


Joe didn’t have to wear a uniform to school – Hamionie


There was no K-Mart, the shops were smaller – Susan


Joe was born in Germany and he is 69 years old. He lived with his family in a one room bungalow – Marline


St Albans was filled with empty paddocks – Elaine


There were no cars and phones in the past – Brandon


Joe and his family came to Australia on a ship – Cyrus


 St Albans was named after a saint from England called Albans – J


Joseph started at the school when it first opened – Rohi


Joseph was a little kid once – Arden


The houses were smaller in the past – Brigit


Joe used to bath in a bucket – Vanhou


The milk came from the cows in the backyard – Jeiane


Lots of people had chickens when Joe was a kid – Arvin


Joe lived in a bungalow – Hawa


He showed us the photo of the families shearing sheep. They used the wool for making jackets and jumpers – Lucas


 

 

 

 

 

 

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