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Australian Biography Series - Lily Ah Toy (1-Year Access)

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    Lily Ah Toy was born in Darwin in 1917 of Chinese parents. She became a housemaid for a European family after leaving Darwin Public School at 14. Then she met Jimmy, a hawker with his own market garden and truck. Lily and Jimmy married and moved to Pine Creek to set up a general store. Apart from supplying the Pine Creek population with provisions, Lily bore five children and raised another five adopted children.

    (1996, 27 mins) A Film Australia National Interest Program.

    © National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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