1 The oldest pic
“Grandfather Thomas Daniel Sweeney Whitfield was born in Picton NSW in 1867 and died in 1948, so I was five years old when he died, and can just remember him as a benign but deaf old man with white hair, approximately as wide as he was tall. Mind you, in earlier days he seems to have been a tyrant and a bit of a bastard, but that will become apparent later. To be fair, it was also a characteristic of the times.”
This is a tin-type, a very old photo indeed. I was told it is TDS.
2. My family in wartime
Back row: Aunt Ruth, my mother Jean, Uncle Neil (on leave from the RAAF), Aunt Beth
Front row: me, my sister Jeanette, my brother Ian
The pic is much creased having been carried in my father’s gear in his RAAF days.
3 My Aunt Beth
Yes, I now have a scanner…