Randwick Local Legends Podcast
This podcast series explores the history of Randwick City through the recollections of locals who know and love the area.
Each episode is a personal snapshot in time provided by each guest. They share rich and diverse experiences: diving for coins off the wharf at La Perouse; nursing a child at the infectious diseases hospital in Little Bay; being scouted by EMI records while Stompin at Maroubra; and becoming the reluctant first female Mayor of Randwick.
You'll find out why everyone is passionate about living in Randwick when you listen to Randwick Local Legends!
Randwick Local Legends Episode 1: Gary Ella
This proud Yuin and Bidjigal man (and former Wallaby) talks about growing up in La Perouse and his successful rugby career. Listen to rich memories of family time and sporting glory.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 2: Lyn Smith OAM
Hear a little history come to life through the fascinating and vivid recollections of this former nurse who trained and worked at Little Bay's Prince Henry Hospital during the late 1950s.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 3: Patricia Amphlett OAM
Patricia Amphlett, also known as Little Pattie, was spotted by a talent scout at 14 when performing at a surf club. Hear her talk about her time spent sunbathing, singing and "Stompin at Maroubra" in the 1960s.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 4: The Hon. Bob Carr
Listen to this former Premier of NSW reflect on time spent growing up in Maroubra and surrounding suburbs - the early days of his political awakening.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 5: Linda McIntosh
Growing up in the beachside suburb of Clovelly has clearly left an impression on Linda. Her notable knowledge of the area reveals a warm affection for it too.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 6: Margaret Martin
Hear this local legend muse on life in Randwick City during the 1970s, 80s and 90s, including serving the community on Council, from accidental candidate to being elected mayor twice.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 7: Margot Phillips
We hear from a former principal of South Coogee Public School as she reflects on living and teaching in the area from 1957, and shares her love of the many architecture styles to be seen in our streets.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 8: Michael Waters
In this episode we hear from a Coogee local. Born in 1953, Michael Waters enjoyed a feeling of freedom during his youth, something he looks back on with fondness.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 9: Vilma Schramm
While the Coogee of her youth no longer exists, Vilma Schramm brings it all to life for us with inimitable style, flair and just a hint of drama in this episode of Randwick Local Legends.
Randwick Local Legends Episode 10: Sally Cogger
Sally Cogger has spent all her life in Randwick City and has a few stories to share: from learning to swim at Clovelly to high school cliques of the 70s and working at Coogee live music venue, Selina's.