April 18, 2020

Aldo and Marianne Formichi

Born 1930 and 1929

Wagga Wagga, NSW

“Everyone has arguments. Don’t hold a grudge, sleep on it”.

The wonderful Formichi couple, Aldo and Marianne. The two of them looked too young to be their age. They were such beautiful hard-working people.

Aldo was born in Italy in 1930 and had moved to Australia in 1952 when he was just 22 years old. He met Marianne at an...

Stella Hill
1925
Tullibigeal, NSW

“Be a good person, respect other people and their ideas”.

Tullibigeal is a small farming community in the Central West region of NSW. It was here that I had the privilege of meeting Stella Hill. Stella was a talkative and welcoming lady. It was hard to believe she was shy in her days! “I was so shy, so pathetically shy,” she told me.  Being an...

Woodley and Dorothy Smith

Born 1930 and 1938

Harden, NSW

“Half a loaf is better than none at all”.

Waiting out on the veranda was Woodley and his wife Dorothy. As the birds were singing, Woodley sat patiently in the warm sun, while Dorothy greeted us from the door.  The couple were from Harden, a township in the Hilltops Region of New South Wales.

Woodley and Dorothy were married back...

November 7, 2019

Betty & Colin Temple

Born 1936 and 1934

Nerriga, NSW

“Keep busy, don’t smoke, pub occasionally”.

On my way to Nowra on the New South Wales’ South Coast, I caught up with Betty and Colin Temple in Nerriga, a small village in the Southern Tablelands region. I have some very fond memories of Nerriga. My parents would take us as kids to the Nerriga Horse Sports each year to compete in fl...

Judith Bensley
Born April 9th 1931
Young

"Be kind to people"

Judith met me on her four wheeler at the farm gate of her Nerriga road property, just ten kilometres out of historic Braidwood, the day I came to photograph her last year. At this time the area was in desperate need of rain, and still is, having endured a bitter winter with no feed for the stock on the sheep farm. Still,...

Jean Morgan
Born 1925
Manly Vale

“Just believe in making the best of life”.

I would spot the beautiful Jean Morgan on our regular holidays to Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. On one occasion, I passed Jean in a little laneway not far from Manly Beach, and just had to take a photo of her! Jean was so vibrant and had such a welcoming smile. I especially loved the purse she was car...

Nancy Locke

Born 1930

Jerilderie, NSW

I met the wonderful Nancy Locke in her old weatherboard home in Jerilderie. Originally born in Sydney, Nancy moved to the New South Wales town of Jerilderie when she was just 3 years old, and has lived there ever since.

Nancy met her husband Norman Locke in 1946. Norman was a Barndardo boy, a term used to describe the poor misfortunate children w...

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