This weeks Sepia Saturday prompt, immediately made me think of the photo, which makes up the background for my blog. It is a picture that has always appealed to me.
Take a closer look - what do you see? How does it make you feel?
This photo came from my Great Aunty Mavis' photo album. She wasn't sure about the photo but thought that it was a "traveller". She wrote: "Dad used to bring in the travellers for a meal, and we had lots of swaggies call in for a place to sleep (Dad would put them in a shed) and Mum would always give them a meal and sandwiches to take on their way as well as a big billy of tea. We never had them inside tho".
Going through my grandmother's photos revealed that I have many photos of wagons.
Wagons were commonly used on the farm and there are many photos in my grandmothers albums. It was hard to choose just a few.
She wrote: " Dad would drive Kit and Tammy in the buggy and the fruit van (before he got a motor vehicle) and they were a flighty pair. In the van, we all sat on a board across the width of it and no back. It used to take us over an hour to trot into Nhill – 10 miles – with a load and under the hour to go home. The horses were always in a hurry to get home. I love horses and working dogs, but not lap dogs.
|1930 - Kinimakatka|
Ray Muller Driving and Jim Muller on load
(My grandmother's cousins)
|1928 - Winiam - Load of Chaff|
Great Grand Uncle Bert Pilgrim
|Great Grand Uncle Perce Pilgrim on a load of hay|
|1930 - Almond Dale|
Grand Uncle Lloyd Pilgrim
|1928 - Almond Dale, Winiam, Victoria|
Lloyd & James Pilgrim spraying fruit trees
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