The 1950s - click on a pic to enlarge it
Alberta-Street-house

Our house as we built it. It had a hedge of 'Lorraine Lee' roses. Terrible things but they were probably popular in the early 50s.

mowingDec1954

This is me with Dad, learning to mow in 1954. I soon forgot about that. I don't think I ever mowed again.

2ndbirthdayship1955

My 2nd birthday. With my new toy ship. I think I'd rather have the ti-tree bench seat nowadays.

bradsanta1956

Wasn't quite so enthused about this old Santa in '56.

thetrain1956

1956 and I got a new train. Pretty excited even though it didn't do anything.

brian&brad1957

The Taylors lived just 3 houses away and Brian was my best mate. Dressups, yes. But these were very 'gun smokin'.

2inbath1957

My sister Tina (7yo) and me (4 yo) shared the bath. That didn't last for long! 1957

badsanta1958

With Santa at Myer. I *think this was a spaceship? But oh what a terrible beard! Grubby gloves too. And is that a toilet roll on the wall. I hope not.

ballet1958

My sister Tina did ballet. I just copied her. But I did it SO much better, don't you think?

drag1

And then there were the dressups. Seemed any time was a good time for dressups. I even made a wig out of Mum's knitting wool. Does that convince you that we're born this way?

drag2

Again, a show in our backyard. I was probably doing South Pacific.

dressups1959

There's enough for everyone! All the kids got into it.

flashlightdinner1959

Mum was the crazy photographer in the house. This was the new 'flashbulb'. Heavily posed in the late 50s.

Grade1b1959

Miss Lindbeck. Me in the back row. Grade 1b in 1959