Living with an Extra Chromosome

Greg, my down syndrome son recently was recognised as an Ambassador for Special Olympics. During the previous twelve months, Greg, supervised by a mentor, had to deliver four talks about Special Olympics and his involvement in this organisation. The event took place at Police Headquarters, Goulburn Street, Sydney. Eleven athletes were recognised. All were presented with a certificate and blazer.

Life, War, Travel

The Perris Family came from Oakleigh to the Mallee. After a short time at Nullawil and Culgoa, they moved to Ultima in 1925, and settled on a farm east of Ultima, off the Swan Hill and Lake Boga Roads. In 1932 Perc Perris and his Dad opened a Butchery Business in Ultima, which this family had for 24 years. The eldest son, Frank, did not come to the Mallee, as he was employed in the E. S. & A Bank (now A.N.Z.) in Melbourne.

Prisoner of War

My brother Gooza (Leslie) and I joined the army in 1940. At first we camped in the horse stalls at Caulfield Racecourse, then were shifted to Mount Martha, where we camped in tents, and later we shifted to a new camp called Darley, outside of Bacchus Marsh. There were many other service men for our town, seven of whom didn't come home. Some women enrolled in the Ladies section too.