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    War Veterans' Home, Legacy Park; Narrabeen opened on Anzac Day in 1939. Pottery as therapy sold to raise money for the home. " Then there is the Pottery — this is something unique and well worth a visit. Mr. North who conducts the Pottery will, be happy to meet you and give a very informative talk on this subject. The Pottery deserves an article to itself and I will endeavour to write one in the near future, but in the meantime will confine myself by saying come along and see for yourself. Reasonably priced articles from the Pottery and Occupational Therapy are on sale to visitors."

    "POTTERY SECTION: CERAMICS — as the art of the potter Is known — is playing an ever increasing part in the rehabilitation of some of the residents. This Important section, is in a smallish building, set apart, and surrounded by tall gums.

    Mr. North who teaches the men told me that he knew nothing of the art until he came to the Home some years ago. All the work Is done by hand, no potter's wheel being used. The display of pieces was worthy of very high praise."

    I had a look at a few articles on Trove and found out that the pottery done there was organised a Mr Ron Wagson in 1949.

    Later (by 1951) it was under the direction of a Mr. North. At one stage they used moulds "but they did not help and only really caused frustration and a feeling of not making anything themselves." Instead most of the work was hand made. "

    "Others, about six in all, were busy making pottery the average man's age was about sixty-five), thanks mainly to the Masonic sub-branch, which raised approximately £1000 of the £1600 required for the pottery kiln and other necessities. The pottery section is self-contained as there Is sufficient of the correct type of clay in the area."

    "Mr. North who teaches the men told me that he knew nothing of the art until he came to the Home some years ago. All the work Is done by hand, no potter's wheel being used."

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  1. War Veterans' Home, Narrabeen MORE OF A HOME THAN AN INSTITUTION.
    Construction (Sydney, NSW : 1938 - 1954) Wednesday 22 March 1944 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Architects: Messrs. Fowell & Mansfield. Contractor: Mr. F. Spring Brown. 180 words
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  2. "War Veterans Home", Legacy Park, Narrabeen, N.S.W. : appeal / sponsored by R.S.& S.I.L.A. (N.S.W. Branch) and Legacy Club of Sydney
    Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia. New South Wales Branch
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    At Aus War Memorial
  3. WAR VETERANS' HOME NARRABEEN.
    Camden News (NSW : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 8 November 1945 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Opportunity presented itself last week for a number of pressmen, representing the Country Press Association, to accept an invitation 711 words
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  4. Practical Assistant for war veterans
    The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 - 1954) Friday 5 August 1949 p 5 Article
    Abstract: THE Board of New Souh Wales War Veterans' Home pursuing its policy of expansion has announced that it is 356 words
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  5. R.S.L. NOTES
    Narromine News and Trangie Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1955) Friday 7 September 1951 p 2 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: War Veterans' Home at Nurrabeen Have you ever been to the War Veterans home at 832 words
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    For the men who wish to fill in their time with some constructive type of work there is a sewing room where their work would do justice to any woman. Others, about six in all, were busy making pottery the average man's age was about sixty-five), thanks mainly to the Masonic sub-branch, which raised approximately £1000 of the £1600 required for the pottery kiln and other necessities. The pottery section is self-contained as there Is sufficient of the correct type of clay in the area. All work is hand made, as it gives the men a feeling: that they can create something themselves. There were casts there at one time, but they did not help and only really caused frustration and a feeling of not making anything themselves. Some excellent pottery is turn- ed out and it is sold for the upkeep of the section and home.

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  6. Country women's Intersts Memorial Home That Has Given New Hope To Thousands Of War-Sick Men
    The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1955) Friday 25 February 1949 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: TDEALLY situated in an area of beautiful bushland overlooking Narrabeen Lakes, the War Veterans' Home'is to-day regarded as. one of the world's great ... 753 words
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    Funds raised by the Masonlc sub branch of the R.S.L, provided the equipment necessary for the pottery section, whore outstanding work is being produced by Mr. Ron Wagson.

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  7. The Queen's Letter To The Bees
    The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 12 May 1950 p 29 Article
    Abstract: My Dear Buzzers, Most of you, I guess, are like Queen Bee, and invest odd shillings in the "War Veterans' Homes" Art Unions, in the hope of winning a ... 670 words
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    There is no lack of occupation for those lucky enough to stay at Narrabeen. There is a specially equipped room, with windows on three sides, for those who like to try their hand at pottery-making, and the finished articles are sold and a percentage of the selling vrice is returned

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  8. War Veterans' Home To admit Ex-Service Women
    Western Herald (Bourke, NSW : 1887 - 1970) Friday 29 July 1949 p 10 Article
    Abstract: The Board of tHe N.S.W. War Veterans' Home pursuing their policy of expansion announce that they are preparing to extend their 323 words
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  9. MANILLAITE'S IMPRESSIONS OF NARRABEEN WAR VETERANS' HOME
    Manilla Express (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Friday 30 November 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Harry Grangier has forwarded to us the following script as his impressions of the War Veterans' Home, Narrabeen, of which he is a guest. 1103 words
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    Pottery —
    this is something unique and well worth a visit. Mr. North who conducts the Pottery will, be happy to meet you and give a very informative talk on this subject. The Pottery deserves an article to itself and I will endeavour to write one in the near future, but
    in the meantime will confine myself by saying come along and see for yourself. Reasonably priced articles from the Pottery and Occupational Therapy are on sale to visitors.

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  10. NOTES FOR WOMEN The War Veterans' Home .. .. Mr. Stack .. .. Legacy Park .. .. Own Room .. .. Craft Work .. .. Medical and Dental .. .. The Pottery Section .. .. Bush Fire .. .. Nu...
    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Wednesday 20 June 1951 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Veterans' Home THIS is the story of a memorial ... not a memorial of cold stone to commemorate the 2389 words
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    POTTERY SECTION CERAMICS — as the art of the potter Is known — is playing an ever increasing part in the rehabilitation of some of the residents. This Important sec- tion, is in a smallish building, set apart, and surrounded by tall gums. Mr. North who teaches the men told me that he knew noth- ing of the art until he came to the Home some years ago. All the work Is done by hand, no potter's wheel being used. The display of pieces was worthy of very high praise.

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  11. War Veterans' Home To Admit Ex-service Women
    The Kyogle Examiner (NSW : 1912; 1914 - 1915; 1917 - 1954) Tuesday 2 August 1949 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The Board of the N.S.W. War Veterans' Home, pursuing their policy of expansion, announce that they are preparing to extend their Narrabeen 293 words
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