These have been on Facebook over the past few days, but here a different order. First, some of my sister Jeanette (1940-1952) that haven’t been on this blog yet.
Sutherland Public School 1951 — with some friends in 6th Class, the last photo ever of Jeanette. She died in January 1952 during the school holidays.
I can almost remember when this was taken. We were all out on a drive when Dad saw the pole and got Jeanette to stand in front of it to show how tall she’d got! She was a good runner by the way:
Sutherland Public School 1947. Jeanette in the front row. Can’t help noticing the little girls on the right with no dolls. Poverty was not unknown in 1947 Sutherland. Note the slouch hat too front row right. Could be a story there. I was in 2A in 1951, mind you, and bits of military uniform were not unknown among us:
More of my brother Ian (1935-2017)
Sutherland Public School 1947. Ian is back row, second from the left:
Auburn Street Sutherland around 1940:
This is most likely at 61 Auburn Street Sutherland around 1938-9. Notice the small chimney on the building behind, indicating the laundry with a wood-burning copper to boil the washing.