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Old Film:: Another Portrait of my Father

My father was dirt poor and hard working. He left school at the end of grade 6 and worked to help support his large family. He spent over forty years of his life as a labourer (and then foreman) at Comalco, Bell Bay. This photograph of my father was scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I’m not sure where this photograph was made, but it was probably in the very early 1950s. If there was one thing to be said for my old dad… he was proud to be a worker.

My father

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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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