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Old Film:: My Dad & National Service (early 1950s)

My father served his 176 days in National Service during the very early 1950s. He didn’t like the discipline. And until I looked at his hair in these photographs I hadn’t realised the military allowed swag hair back in the day. These photographs were scanned from 6cm x 9cm film negatives made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). My parents married around this time. Mum was a trained nurse and my father was a labourer. He ended up working at Comalco’s Bell Bay plant for over forty years and died in 2000 from chronic lung disease.

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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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