Therefore the photos below have always appealed to me. In the first photo, my grandfather, Gordon Walker, has a half smile on his face; a gentle look. To me, it seems that the lady must be someone he knows well and respects or cares for.
I cannot remember who allowed me to copy the photo but my notes indicate that on the back of the photo was written "Gunyah" one Sunday Morning 1930 and then in another person's handwriting "Gordon and Frank Walker"
Do you think the unknown lady didn't want her photo taken? Or was she shading herself from the sun?
|Gordon and Frank Walker|
"Gunyah" one Sunday Morning 1930
|Unknown Lady with Frank and Gordon Walker|
I soon found that "Gunyah" was the home of Gordon and Frank Walker's grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth Mottram. The death of Samuel Mottram was reported in the Maryborough Advertiser two years earlier.
The Maryborough Midlands Historical Society provided me with the following;
Friday 27th July 1928
Death - Mottram