This site is about Keith Papps. Keith was born in Walkerville, South Australia in 1932, just as the Great Depression was coming to an end.
I invite you to listen to audio recordings of Keith talking about his life. He tells us about his childhood, particularly the time he contracted diphtheria and scarlet fever. He then goes on to tell us about his cycling days and his apprenticeship with the South Australian Railways as a coach builder before he joined the Police Department in 1959.
We hear about his first wife Judy and the four children they had together, as well as the subsequent divorce in the early 70’s. He also talks about the separation from two of his children.
In 1978 Keith married Shelagh and the couple enjoyed many overseas adventures together before retiring at the age of 59 to Queensland. Shelagh passed away in 2007.
This story is told by a man who comes from a generation that was taught not to boast, complain or show their emotions. This is Keith’s story and it’s told his way.