Bertha on holiday in Tasmania, 2005
(Image: Ursula Skjonnemand)

Bertha Ethel Brisbane was born in 1920 on Queensland's Southern Downs and became Bertha
Skjonnemand when she married Elmer Frederick Lauritsen Skjonnemand in 1940.

She's an everyday Australian who never rose to prominence, nor achieved a record-breaking feat,
but she has a wealth of wonderful stories about 20th century life in the country.

This Memory Box is a special place where her precious memories can be preserved, shared and passed down for generations to come.

Please explore her timeline, photo galleries, map, family tree and yummy recipes and if you have any stories to contribute, email Ursula.Wharton@gmail.com.