As I mentioned briefly in my previous post, my oldest sister has been working away at our family genealogy. She sent me a link to the genealogy site she has been using to gather the data together, and in just a few minutes of looking through it I've discovered a treasure trove of family information and photos that I didn't know existed.
For instance, this photo:
Yup, that's me and Mum. Sometime in late 1964, or early 1965. Probably 1965, given that I look older than a few months old. Later that year we three kids and Mum & Dad would board a small plane, having paid our 10 pounds contribution towards the Assisted Passage scheme and eventually (after some legendary hijinks, and ongoing plane repairs) arrive in Australia. Best decision they could have made I think.
A couple of things stand out in my family pics a) my parents were kind of glamorous when they were younger, b) they look so heartachingly young when they were courting! and c) all the women in my family look well dressed in the photos I've seen, courtesy of my Grandma who was a dressmaker. Wow!