Category Archives: George And Thea Thompson

George Thompson Turns 90

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The first person we interviewed for Berowra Living History was long time Berowra resident, George Thompson. He has recently celebrated his 90th birthday. George was born on 28th July, 1926. He came to Berowra with his family as a 6-year-old during the depression.

We would like to share with you just two aspects of George’s rich life. In August, 1944 he enlisted, he was just 18. This image of George in uniform was taken by a professional photographer in Sydney. George was 19 at the time and he gave this fine memento to his mother for her birthday.

During his war service years young George did very necessary electrical work on Catalina aircraft in Australia. He was discharged in March, 1946. George is currently the Patron of the Berowra RSL Sub-Branch.

 

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Our second image is of the Berowra Football Team of 1947. It shows a laughing George in the front row on the far left. George has always been a keen and talented sportsman and has contributed much as a participant and a coach in many different sports including: swimming, football, lawn bowls, tennis and  table tennis. He very successfully coached his daughter’s netball team and the Berowra Women’s Lawn Bowls team. As a youngster he enjoyed horse riding and had fun playing cricket with the local boys and girls where they used pick handles as bats!

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George and his wife, Thea have been much loved contributors to the Berowra community over many decades.

Ann

 

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Dancing For Charity

In days gone by, Berowra was a place known for its range of leisure activities. There was plenty to do, from fishing or going boating on the river, to dancing the night away at the Berowra Cabaret, also known as The Road House. The dances were very popular and attracted people from all around.

Dances in Berowra weren’t only a fun night out though. George and Thea Thompson recall the dances held in Berowra as charity fundraisers, and their role in organising and hosting them:

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