Cake for blind boy
The two girls also gave Teddy Johnston jazz caps, trumpets, nuts, sweets and balloons. The gifts will enable Teddy to entertain about 30 friends at a Christmas party. The boy, who lives at Woonona, near Bulli, has been slowly going blind. Eight months ago he started to take epileptic fits. He was discharged from Sydney Hospital on November 26 as incurable.
– Sydney Daily Telegraph Monday 19 December 1949.
The death occurred in Sydney on Monday morning of Edward John (Teddy) Johnston (18), son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Johnston of 14 Kurraba Road, Woonona. The late Edward Johnston, who had been in ill health for some years, was the brother of Judith. Yesterday morning the funeral left W. J. Williams’ Bulli chapel for the Woronora crematorium.
– South Coast Times Thursday 26 August 1954
Pamela Beattie posted on the Lost Wollongong Facebook Page: “Teddy Johnston lived near to us in Woonona. There was a wooden swing set near to Woonona Beach which was very popular, but proved to be dangerous. As I was told, Teddy walked in front of the swing and was hit in the head and seriously injured.“
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