10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:38:18 +1000
Subject: Re Hazel
Hello Bob,

You don’t know me but I wanted to make contact after seeing your web site remembering Hazel.

I was recently at friends’ 60th birthday celebrations and met up with Denise (of Denise & Michael) who I haven’t seen for many many years. I said I still thought of Hazel and we had a lovely chat remembering her. Denise told me about your site which I hadn’t seen. It is a wonderful idea especially so for your children. I enjoyed reading the information there. And I liked the quote from Cold Mountain, real but also some comfort.

Just wanted to let you know I remember Hazel well and the breath of fresh air that she was. We were friends for some years in the first half of the 1970s here in Canberra, a time of many parties, picnics and socialising. She was living in Sherbrooke Steet in Ainslie and my husband Harry and I often got together with Hazel, and Dick who shared the Ainslie house plus a host of other friends. Also Tim (I think) a friend from Sydney. I was overseas in 76 & 77 and lost touch with Hazel after she moved to Sydney. It is sad how often we don’t see people we like and lose contact.

I remember Hazel’s entire record collection was "inherited" from people who were culling their collections. And she had some great stuff. I may have a few pics and will scan them in to send if I can find them. Thanks for the site. Vale Hazel Church!

Best wishes Helen

Helen Walker Information Technology Office College of Arts and Social Sciences ANU

Helen was a friend of Hazel’s.

Last Updated 20 April 2009