A price­less life­time of mem­o­ries stolen

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

SARAH John­son has recorded her life in jour­nals since she was a child and was dev­as­tated when she found out they had been stolen.

The English teacher said about 15 jour­nals that con­tained a life­time of mem­o­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences were taken, as well as cloth­ing and elec­tri­cal items, from her West Perth lock-up stor­age cup­board.

Ms John­son only moved into her Delhi Street apart­ment two weeks be­fore her stor­age area was bro­ken into and its con­tents ran­sacked on the week­end of Jan­uary 16/17.

“I’m 35 now and there were at least 15 jour­nals of vary­ing de­scrip­tion, con­tain­ing my life’s ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing years spent in Mel­bourne, Lon­don and my South Amer­i­can ad­ven­ture span­ning four years,” Ms John­son said.

“I’ve been jour­nal­ing since I was a kid about lit­er­ally ev­ery­thing. I doc­u­mented my en­tire life.”

Perth Po­lice Sta­tion act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Ni­cole Win­stone said po­lice con­ducted foren­sic tests, but were un­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the where­abouts of Ms John­son’s prop­erty.

Ms John­son said who­ever took her things could keep the clothes – she just wanted her col­lec­tion of jour­nals re­turned.

“Th­ese are of no worth to any­one but my­self,” she said.

“Ev­ery­thing else can be re­placed, but the jour­nals are in­valu­able to me.”

The jour­nals range from small and sparkly to large and leather-bound.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d448908

Sarah John­son was dev­as­tated to dis­cover the jour­nals she has kept since she was a child had been stolen.

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