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The 1950s

Growing up under the benign care of Mr Menzies.

1959

Brownie 127 camera

I bought my first camera (for 1 15s 9d) and took pictures of vintage cars.

1958

I learned beekeeping at school.

1957

My family moved to a new house, designed by my father. I moved to the local one-teacher school. My sister Fiona was born.

1956

I got into trouble, ’cause I didn’t learn my spelling.

1955

Queensland School Reader  -- "a" like an apple on a twig, "b" like a bat and ball...

Grade 1, Junction Park State School.

1954

My older brother Ian was killed on the road. My father went to hospital for a year with tuberculosis. Our house was sold. My mother and I lived under my grandparents’ house. Not a good year.

1953

I don’t remember.

1952

I don’t remember.

1951

I don’t remember.

1950

I don’t remember.

1949

Birth certificate

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