1933 was caught in the midst of the Great Depression (1929-1935), a time of 32% unemployment and significant social pressures resulting from this. Reading the Fairfield Club Minutes of the day, it is clear that there were significant financial pressures on the Club with falling membership, and many of those members being non-financial. The Club was at significant risk of folding.
Our thanks go to all of you who contributed to our expanding oral history collection on Renewal Day.
History snippet 12 - Update, listen to Hamish interviews Jon about the paddle - see below.
Seeing the Merri Creek in flood this week was an opportunity to visit the archives and learn from history.