WHEN Thelma Bell was born in 1913, the First World War had not started (1914-18), she lived in a house with no electricity, Andrew Fisher was Prime Minister, work had just started on building Canberra and Fitzroy defeated St Kilda in the VFL Grand Final by 13 points.
Thelma was born in Sandford and lived on her parent’s farm until she married in 1938.
“I met my husband at a dance in the Merino Hall,” she said.
“We then moved to a soldier settlement dairy farm at Carapook. It was 120 hectares and we milked the cows twice a day for a number of years until we changed to cattle and farmed them until we sold up and moved into Casterton about 50 years later in 1987.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, February 27, 2013