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TONY ABBOTT AND THE TIMES OF REVOLUTION
The header is a fragment of the cover of THE CASTLE OF HEAVENLY BLISS (see My books)
The photo below is of the Barwon Road (Lane Cove) gang taken by my dad during the Christmas holidays 1949/1950. It is one of my favourites from my idyllic childhood. It is truly a fifties scene. From left to right are Christine and John Allison, Michael, my brother, my best mate Pete Allison, me, Marie holding Narelle Wilson. The third title in my family history series, ME AND PETE, will be about the Barwon Road gang.
Summer in Sydney, Christmas 1955, the Barwon Road gang.
Scooters, bikes, Saturday matinees, acrobatics, tree-climbing, wandering where you wanted free of risk – these were idyllic days of the fifties kids. See ME AND PETE
Christmas dinner in the backyard
This is a classic Australian Christmas scene. It’s one of my favourite photos from my childhood taken by my dad in December 1951. The Bert Wilson clan was gathered in my grandparents’ backyard in Baldry Street, Chatswood. There are some very outspoken aunts around that table. See ME AND PETE .