Port Kembla: A Memoir by Pam Menzies

Port Kembla A Memoir Pam Menzies

Port Kembla: A Memoir is the story of a steel town and its movers and shakers like the entrepreneurial Hoskins and Ted Roach, the wharfies’ leader, who were part of Port Kembla’s rise to twentieth century industrial dominance. Pam Menzies follows three generations of her family, exploring lives lived in the shadow of the famous Steel Works, a busy Wentworth Street during its 1950s heyday, the waves of migrants who arrived seeking work, and the parallel lives of the Wadi Wadi, the original inhabitants. She considers the reasons behind the town’s decline and its prospects for a revitalised future.

Author bio

Pam Menzies spent the first 16 years of her life in Port Kembla. She now lives in Sydney and has previously published essays in magazines and anthologies, including ‘What took me so long?” in Women of a Certain Age (Fremantle Press, 2018). This is her first book.

Category: Non fiction

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing

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Where to buy the book: University of Wollongong Bookshop, Collins Booksellers Thirroul

Date of Publication: February 2019

Posted on February 22, 2019