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A MEMOIR OF A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GIRL – FAYE BOHLING
Faye will be speaking at the Margaret River Library on Thursday 25th October, 6 – 7:30pm
Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 24th October to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 9780 5600
Set in Perth, Western Australia, during the closing stages of World War II, first-time author Faye Bohling has written an autobiography of her life that is full of passion. Faye tells her story of a ten-year-old child, given up by her mother to a Catholic home for wayward women and about-to-be unmarried mothers. But there is a marked difference between schoolgirl Faye and the other wards. She should never have been there, as she was a child in an adult environment and where she received no schooling and was put to work in the institutions laundry. After meeting her soul mate, and being happily married for seven years, tragedy struck in 1964, when her husband drowned in a fishing accident at Ledge Point, north of Perth. They were expecting their fourth child. When her children were older Faye accepted a challenge; stepped a long way from her comfort zone and spent the next ten years as a promoter and fund raiser of prestigious Miss Australia Quest, which was at that time, the main fund-raising initiative for the support of people with cerebral palsy. The story continues against a vividly described backdrop of “Perth back then” – Perth of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Streets such as Newcastle, Aberdeen, and stores like Re Store, Eziwalkin Shoes, Boans, Bairds, Charles Moore and Co. The Capitol Theatre and other Perth icons.