Grew up in Guiseley now lives in Rockingham, Western Australia
Date of Interview
5th April 2020
“Thanks for asking and yes I don’t have a problem with our interview been included”
John Wheatley is a Guiseley lad who emigrated to Western Australia. John talks about family life and childhood in Guiseley and the Coronavirus and bush fires in Australia. John was diagnosed with cancer and talks about his journey and treatment. It is interesting to see how a lad from Guiseley has settled into being an Australian citizen in his new home. He gives a surprising piece of advice for couples and families who are thinking of emigrating to Australia.
Have a listen, you will enjoy this.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
|Coronavirus in Australia||01.50|
|Weather in Australia||04.20|
|Bush Fires (Australia)||14.14|
|Australia v Guiseley||16.08|
|Early life, Moor Lane Farm, Guiseley||21.20|
|Family Life, Guiseley||23.50|
|Guiseley Infants & Guiseley Secondary Modern||25.03|
|Marriage & Honeymoon in Bournemouth||28.54|
|Working Life, Cargo Handler Yeadon Airport & Australia||29.30|
|Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment||33.00|
|Working Life UK v Australia||39.13|
|Hobbies, Photography, Birds & Aircraft||40.02|
|History & Genealogy||42.57|
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