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Old Film:: Two Men in a Truck, South West Tasmania (circa 1940s)

South West Tasmania was a particularly hard place to eke a living in the middle of the 20th Century. This photograph is scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I have no idea who the men in these photographs could have been but they were obviously important to my grandmother’s photography. The work to be had included back-breaking and dangerous hard labour as our infrastructure got built by itinerant workers, a high proportion from devastated Europe. So, to that end, I don’t know the slightest thing about these men except they worked hard and long hours. This photograph would have probably been made sometime from the mid-1940s through to the mid-1950s.

Two workers in a truck, South West Tasmania

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My name is Steven Clark and I live in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a mazer & a yeast farmer (making beer, fruit wine and mead as by-products of continuous improvement in my farming practices). I'm a photographer, although my film cameras are currently silent. I do not tolerate idiots. I do not tolerate bigotry. I do not tolerate excuses. Let's be clear, if you sit with my enemies you my are my enemy for life.

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