Original story told by Charlie Thomson with Bill Palmer in December 2014.  Further story told by his daughters Sandy Ward and Heather Sullivan in 2018.

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Charlie Thomson

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Bill Palmer

0.00-1.30      Early years, clearing land

1.30-2.40      Cutting wood (including comments by Bill Palmer)

2.40-3.58      Charlie leaves school, works for his father

3.58-5.40      Share of farm, building a house, marriage

5.40-6.56      Cow shed, milking machine

6.56-7.25      Sport

7.25-8.31      Move to Drouin. Life is busy.

Charlie Thomson Eulogy
Written and read by Sandy Ward

08.45            Introduction by Sandy Ward

08.86            Charlie’s Birth

08.97            Move to Cloverlea

09.14            Worked on farm

09.23            Met his wife

09.88            Children arrive

10.99            Retirement, holidays & fishing

12.03            Cricket, card nights

13,23            First ride in an ambulance

13.97            His memory

14.10            Stories of Drouin

14.82            Lyrebird, food preferences

15.84            Work ethic

Written by Heather Sullivan and read by Sandy Ward

16.08            Cutting logs and millin

16.85            ODBF logs

17.20            Kero tins and tea tree roots

17.85            Riding the tractor

18.09            Kids growing up and state school

18.79            Shopping and meals

19.88            Fishing

20.30            Day out from school

21.07            Cricket & music

21.89            Square baled hay`contracting

22.88            Baby daughter Sandy

23.04            Dealer in heifers

23.81            Charlie’s wife died & move to Lyrebird

Charlie Thomson mid 1950's truck and logs

Charlie Thomson mid 1950's truck and hay

Charlie and Lorna before their marriage

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Charlie Thomson on tractor and three kids mid 1960's