Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:
Black and White Photos
BELOW: My baby brother making mud pies.
I took these photos way back in December 1970 and March 1971 with a Box Brownie camera. (I turned 16 in February.) I probably didn’t know enough to keep the sun out of the lens, but these are still a precious photos. I loved this house. It had a huge garden, with great swathes of Agapanthus, and lots of trees to climb. My parents rented an old farmhouse at Carapook, near the top of the Muntham Hill between Coleraine and Casterton, Victoria. This was my last home with my parents and siblings: I moved to Mount Gambier the very next year, for training as a State Enrolled Nurse, then married.
In South Australia we learned to give injections, this wasn’t part of the duties in Victoria, but I think that was the only difference. I’ll do a page about my training one day, but don’t hold your breath! In those days, all the training was provided by the hospital staff, including the lectures and exams.
LEFT: Looking across the valley behind the house. The long dark lines are cypress tree plantations, planted as windbreaks to protect the sheep from the weather.
RIGHT: The sheep were shorn not long before, as they aren’t very woolly.