Bunyipitude: Larissa's Broken Record

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DOLE DISPUTE. CLASH AT LITHGOW. Police Charge Unemployed. LITHGOW, Friday.

12 November 1932, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 13

…Also of interest is this press report in the SMH of November 12, 1934 , which names Larissa’s granddad, Henry the German editor, as one of those hospitalized after police used truncheons to break up a protest by “unemployed outside the Courthouse”.  The following month “H.W.E.. Behrendt” stood for the local council but finished last in a crowded field, out-polled by the informals.…

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COUNTRY. MUNICIPALITIES. ARMIDALE.

3 December 1934, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 13

…Also of interest is this press report in the SMH of November 12, 1934 , which names Larissa’s granddad, Henry the German editor, as one of those hospitalized after police used truncheons to break up a protest by “unemployed outside the Courthouse”.  The following month “H.W.E.. Behrendt” stood for the local council but finished last in a crowded field, out-polled by the informals.…

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HOME TO BIG FAMILY Ballot Result

9 July 1948, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 4

…Start with the SMH of July 9, 1948, which announced the winners of a Housing Commission lottery to determine the “big families” that would get the 100 available homes with three or more bedrooms. The report notes that all entrants in the draw had been on the list for larger digs since 1944, the year Paul and his siblings were placed in that Parramatta orphanage. Amongst the lucky winners, “H.W.E. Behrendt”, who scored a place in Strathfield. That second document is Paul Bahrendt’s service record in the RAN , which Larissa says her father joined “to get three meals a day”. If so, the wages of an “assistant elevator mechanic” must have been very poor, because that…

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXAM. RESULTS

28 December 1953, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 6

…Oh, and there is one other document that redounds to the maligned H.W.E.’s credit, once again a report in the SMH, this one published on December 23, 1953 , which lists Henry Behrendt as having passed his accountancy exams. In addition to reclaiming his kids and securing a decent home, he also worked and studied to provide a better life for all.…