January 2014 Newsletter - Olga Dunn (Tabaczynski) YHS 1958

In the Clermont Community & Business Group April 2013 Newsletter, the member profile was written about Olga Dunn (Tabaczynski) YHS 1958 and here is an excerpt: Olga was born in Germany of Ukrainian parents and came by boat to Australia in 1949 as displaced people after the war. Her father built their home in Yallourn North Victoria, which was like ‘little Europe’ with all the immigrants. Olga has two sisters and a brother and she is a member of the Yallourn Old Girls’ Association (YOGA). Olga started YHS in 1958. She and Barry married in 1966 ‘my ballroom dancing boilermaker’, who worked in the Yallourn & Loy Yang Power stations for 38 years. They had a son and daughter and had to leave Yallourn after 4 years, as it was dug up for the coal; then to Morwell, until moving to Clermont in 2000. From the age of 17, Olga worked at various jobs including office jobs, bakeries, toy shop, State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Mystery Shopper, Bessemer cookware manager (5 years) Kelly Bros Electrical & Furniture, Hoover Australia as a demonstrator in whitegoods, Retravision and Warehouse Sales in Traralgon until 1999 when they both retired. They travelled all over Australia and stayed for 7 months in Clermont, two years in a row, at the Caravan Park. They loved the park, met a lot of people and enjoyed the company. In 2002, during their third year of detecting, they bought Clermont Detectors from Graeme Pepper. They loved the tourism, the people, the discovery and the history of the gold