I recently visited Long Jetty at Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Tuggerah Lakes was a popular family picnic and holiday area in the 1940s and 1950s. Mum and Dad took us kids there regularly in the early 1950s. Unfortunately the place where everyone used to picnic and swim is now overgrown with a green weedy fungus. Our stay at Long Jetty all those years ago will feature in my third book on the family history. Here are some comparative photos (now and then) of Long Jetty. It was a terrific place for kids. The water was shallow up to a hundred yards from the shore. I’m the youngest of the three children, The others are of course my older brother and sister.