Sleeping under budgie cage and pelted with rocks

By Ieva Tomsons

RETIRED Julimar biologist and educator Sarah Dudley’s childhood and youth were scarred by emotional and financial deprivation, rejection and family dislocation.

Her accountant father ‘married’ five times and Sarah was born at home to his third ‘wife’ during the middle of World War II in Surrey, England.

“There was a lot of prejudice about illegitimacy in those days,” said Sarah whose parents never married and split up when she was less than a year old.

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