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Old Film:: The Wood Train (1940s)

My father’s family, for a time in the 1940s, lived and worked at Risby’s Basin logging camp at Maydena, South West Tasmania. My father had left school after grade six to help support the household. His family would help fill a wood train every day. This photograph is scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I’d take a punt that the boy in the centre with the dark hair is my uncle Kevin, known as Nig. My father (1933-2000) told me the boys all loved the wood train.

On the train with the engineer

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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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