Family album

As you know, I love photos. I love taking them, I love looking at them, don't particularly love being in them.

There was a photographer called Ray Henning who was a friend of my Dad's many years ago. He was an amateur photographer and we are uber lucky that he took his camera and caught many photos of Dad, his brother, their Dad, the farm, in ways that without Ray Henning we never would have seen.

Long live the photographer.


Dad on top, Uncle Doug strapping the load, Grandpa heaving the bail. 1959.

Dad foxground

Dad waving, Grandpa driving. Foxground, circa 1959.

Grandpa walkers

Grandpa, sewing or fertilizing? Walker's farm. Buena Vista on the hill behind him.

Dad dairy

Dad, having afternoon tea, looking out of the door of the dairy (at his dog, he said.) May, 1960.

Getting out my camera. Taking more photos. 



5 Comments on “Family album

Melissa Linardon
September 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Amazing photo’s, i am sure i have seen that same facial expression on naomi or tim. xx

Alex N
September 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Lovely, Fi. What beautiful photos xx

April 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

You are absolutely “uber” lucky! As I was growing up my parents were too busy farming to take any photos, it just wasn’t the done thing. The photos of straw bales being thrown onto a trailer remind me of happy childhood days (in the eighties not the fifites though!)Long live the photographer indeed 🙂

October 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

Hi Fiona,

Very random question here – maybe your dad can answer, otherwise I’m sure I can find out. Do you know if “Walker’s” farm belonged to the parents of John Walker (who farms in kangaroo valley now)? John Walker is my great uncle (married to my grandfather’s sister Shirley) John and Shirley are in their 80s now, but David (my mum’s cousin) still farms there (and I think John still does a bit too). Most of my mum’s other cousins (John and Shirley have 6 children) still live around Kangaroo Valley too.

I’m pretty sure John inherited a farm from his parents, but not sure if it was the one in Kangaroo Valley or if he bought that later. Your photo surely couldn’t be Kangaroo Valley as it looks all the way to the sea (could it, sorry, not too crash hot on my geography?)

By the way I have been loving looking around your blog over the last week or so – so pretty!

October 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

Oh, and PS – you also know my in-laws – Les and Ronwyn.


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