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Letter to Gran, April 1972

Letter to Gran, April 1972 Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

It speaks for itself. I have no idea how this turned up after 36 years. Sometimes it pays to be a hoarder!

It’s amazing the facts that co-incide with this old letter:

1. Tropical Cyclone Emily occurred from 27 March to …

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Friends that changed my life.

Late July 1974.

My mates, Robert Mason, Bob Wilson and Me.

This was the day Mum, Dad, Karen, Kevin and I flew to the UK, aboard a BOAC Super VC10 flying to Darwin, Singapore, KL, Abu Dhabi and eventually London (Heathrow).

It was really good of Robert and Bob to come …

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A postcard from an old friend

A postcard from an old friend Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

A postcard from my dear late friend, John Brendan O’Shea that he sent to me in 1991.

He passed away in July 1997.

Often I wish he were still here, even after all this time.

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The Wacol Migrant Hostel

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After spending ten days at Yungaba, …

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Yungaba May 1965

Yungaba May 1965 Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

This is Sylvia (Mum), Karen and Neil (me) in the garden at Yungaba not long after we disembarked from Ellinis.

Mum’s seven months pregnant here, with Kevin.

It was around this time that Karen and I caught chicken pox.

As a 23 year …

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Clowning Around at Dinner Time

Clowning Around at Dinner Time Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

Ellinis 1965.

Mum says it’s no wonder some people are terrified of clowns these days!

Karen, sitting on Sylvia’s (mum’s) lap doesn’t seem too impressed.

Acropolis 1965

Acropolis 1965 Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

Early April 1965. Sylvia (Mum), Bruce (Dad), Karen and Neil (me).

Ellinis stopped in Piraeus, Greece on her way from Southampton to Brisbane.

Dad took his young family to see the ancient Greek ruins.

Mum writes:

We stopped at a few Ports. Piraeus, we …

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Aboard Ellinis, 1965

Aboard Ellinis, 1965 Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

Neil (me) and Karen (in the pram).

I don’t know who that is pushing the pram.

Mum tells me that most days aboard Ellinis, she didn’t have much to do except walk Karen and me around the decks. She was 6 months pregnant.

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