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Old Film:: Work Camp Barber (1940-50s)

Life around the camps and itinerant workers of Tasmania’s West Coast was a difficult life in the 1940s and 1950s. The photograph on this page is scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I have no idea where the barber clipped that man’s hair or why my grandmother made this particular portrait – whether the subject was family or friend.

Barber cutting hair

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Steven Clark Steven Clark - the stand up guy on this site

My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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