The Campbell siblings all got together for the first in 30 years. Brian, Jack, Robert (Bob), Graeme and MargaretÂ revisited the home where they grew up and lived in the Campbell House, Jubilee Rd, Ardmona, Victora from 1945-1987 on the Turnbull Brothers Orchard where their dad worked.Â They were joined by many family and friends who travelled from all over Australia for photos at the old house, their old school – Ardmona Primary School and a lunch afterwards.
As I was photographing many funny stories were being shared so I grabbed out my sound recorder and invited them to tell me more as we recorded standing in the old kitchen. You will hear stories of mischief and fun, hessian mattresses, castor oil on Friday nights, the ‘cuts’ and peppercorn on the hands, footie and cricket with the half boy, Darveniza’s wine, orchard stories, school tales and more. They say they themselves they were “always naughty” but boy they sounded like they had some fun. Press play to hear all of this and see some highlights from their photos here below.
Jodie - I love listening to to my dad Aunty and uncles telling their stories about growing up! Nana and pop Campbell we love and miss you so much.. Xx
Danielle - Dear Campbell family,
I’ve come across your great website while researching my own Campbell family history. Would you be connected at all with John and Catherine Campbell who landed in South Australia in 1838 and had a farm at One Tree Hill, 30km north of Adelaide? They had about 10 children so there are probably many descendants!
Adelaide, South Australia
betty millett - My husband lived with the Campbell family over 50 years ago.So many stories to tell of things that the boys got up.
Liz - Betty wow, such a small world. Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with the family. 🙂
Phylis Read - Shameful to read this Family Home with such a rich History of Family and Australia is going to be demolished,where is Australia’s Love of History and Heritage gone ?,it should be Heritage listed and Protected with it’s stories and History for future generations !
Liz - I believe the building is full of white ants Phyllis. This is why it is being demolished. So full of history for sure.