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This is my Grandmother and Grandfather with their family. One of those boys is my father. Bit confusing as they had 8 sons (1Daughter the eldest. One died quiet young and I'm not sure if he is in the photo another one died in his twenties and was one of the eldest so Im sure he's here. I think my father is one of the boys standing directly in front of their parents. After 6 kids they decided to have seperate rooms. That obviously didn't work.

It is a very unusual photo as it has my Grandmother in it. She was a very keen photographer who took lots of photos in an era when photography was an expensive hobby.

They had a dairy farm which my youngest uncle still has. The older boys used to get out of bed at 4:30, milk the cows (no machines in those days), have a cooked breakfast, go to school, come home, eat whatever had been cooked for lunch (plated and put in the meat safe), milk the cows, do their homework, eat cold meat and vegies for the evening meal, go to bed. Yes nothing like the good old days.

KEEN PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

This is my Grandmother and Grandfather with their family. One of those boys is my father. Bit confusing as they had 8 sons (1Daughter the eldest. One died quiet young and I'm not sure if he is in the photo another one died in his twenties and was one of the eldest so Im sure he's here. I think my father is one of the boys standing directly in front of their parents. After 6 kids they decided to have seperate rooms. That obviously didn't work.

It is a very unusual photo as it has my Grandmother in it. She was a very keen photographer who took lots of photos in an era when photography was an expensive hobby.

They had a dairy farm which my youngest uncle still has. The older boys used to get out of bed at 4:30, milk the cows (no machines in those days), have a cooked breakfast, go to school, come home, eat whatever had been cooked for lunch (plated and put in the meat safe), milk the cows, do their homework, eat cold meat and vegies for the evening meal, go to bed. Yes nothing like the good old days.

comments (14)

Fantastic to have this Kerrin! I love the story - Good old days indeed!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Aug 2013, 06:48
Oh my! Your grandmother was clearly ahead of her time, and in that regard reminds me of my own mom (who had 8 kids!). The stories these old images can tell!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Aug 2013, 08:12
Brilliant stuff Aussie, how nice to know your grandmother embraced photography as well as your grandfather!
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Aug 2013, 08:58
Wow love this family photograph Aussie. I can imagine just how important it is to you. If only you knew which was your father.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... Where the sun rises first in England
  • 19 Aug 2013, 09:44
Wow! this must be a rich and important family treasure.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Aug 2013, 09:56
An uncle of mine had a dairy farm and supplied Durban North with milk. They ran the whole operation from cow breeding to the actual delivery at client homes. He started at 02:00 in the morning and the delivery run was completed by 06:00. Fortunately, he used hired help and his 5 daughters could sleep until 06:00 when they had to get up for school.

My mother again was one of 11 children. Since there was not too many family pictures about, I know who is who on all the pictures. Mostly thanks to my grandma, who tried to keep the family thing alive with me. Why me - I will never be able to guess.

I just love these old pics and stories. The 'short' pants are just amazing smile
What a great picture.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 19 Aug 2013, 10:41
I love these old shot of families in 'the good ole days.' The smiles look genuine and not at all fake as so many are in these situations.
Great family picture and one I'm sure you treasure. all I know about Australia in those days is from reading Nevil Shute!
I love this post... so fun to read family stories and see a capture from their time.
Wonderful that it has survived all these years Aussie. Old family pictures are really special
What a precious image Aussie. Your Grandmother was way ahead of her time!
I enjoyed the story.
What a wonderful story and moment from your past Aussie.
  • Emma
  • France
  • 19 Aug 2013, 19:45
Toujours beaucoup d'émotions en regardant ces vieux clichés familiaux ...
Merveilleux souvenirs pour les descendants !

Bonne soirée Aussie
amicalement

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