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A simpler time : a memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts / Peter FitzSimons.

A simpler time : a memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts / Peter FitzSimons.
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ISBN 9780732288044 (pbk.)
Author FitzSimons, Peter
Title A simpler time : a memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts / Peter FitzSimons.
Publisher/Date Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.
Pagination etc. xii, 370 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note It still amazes me what they allowed us to do without their supervision or help while remaining deeply loving parents. Climb trees from the age of four or five? No problem. Drive the tractor from the age of eight or nine onwards? Good luck to you. Haul on the hoist to pull the half-ton bins filled with oranges off the trailer? Yes. Take your bike out on the Pacific Highway and ride to school? Just be careful, but okay ... Peter FitzSimon's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity.
Subject - Name FitzSimons, Peter -- Childhood and youth
Subject Families -- New South Wales -- Peats Ridge -- Biography
-- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
-- History.
Shelf Location B FITZ
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