Memories of Wartime Melbourne

| Remembering Melbourne

| Legacies

| Reflections from the Curators


In extracts from recorded oral interviews conducted during the 1980s and 1990s, Australian women and U.S. Marine veterans remember their experiences in Melbourne during World War II. 

A War Bride’s Tale
U.S. Marine veteran Fred Balester and his Melbourne-born war bride, Dawne, remember their romance in wartime Melbourne in 1943.
Interview recorded in Pennsylvania, USA, 1994.


| Audio Loop 1



A Marine’s Tale
U.S. Marine veteran ‘Hugh’ reflects on the Marines’ sojourn in Melbourne in 1943.
Interview recorded in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 1994.


| Audio Loop 2