Gibson, Faith (2 of 17). Oral History of Oral History
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2011-03-10, 2011-07-21, 2011-09-20, 2012-03-22
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Gibson, Faith, 1931- (speaker, female)
Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)
Part 2: Father grazier, mother had been a governess. Faith is an Australian whose father was a grazier. Great grandfather James Robertson Holder Alleyne had emigrated in 1850s and married Isabella Forbes Simmie in 1897. Family lost the property in the 1930s Depression and shortly after she was born they moved for father to find work in Melbourne. [04:39] Great grandfather and grandfather bought properties through land grants which had various names. Grandfather Robert Holder Alleyne, born Sydney 1868, lived at Cornelia Creek, Victoria. Father George Allister Holder Alleyne never really recovered from loss of property. Great grandmother was Isabella Margaret Forbes Watson, born London 1870. Grandmother was Isabella Forbes Simmie. Great grandfather, grandfather and father were described as gentleman graziers. Father was called George Allister Holder Alleyne and mother Laura May Stevenson. Faith is the youngest of three, and was born at Woodend, Victoria. [11:55] Moved to Melbourne and lived in a suburb called Heidelberg.
Life story interview with Faith Gibson, Emeritus Professor of social work at the University of Ulster.