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My first outing with the camera for a while coincided with a glorious winter morning – all sky and sunshine. This is the reconstructed Woody Point Jetty in Redcliffe on Moreton Bay. As you can see, I couldn’t resist playing with the photos once I got them home.

Woody Point panorama 22 June 2014

 

Woody Point Jetty 22 June 2014

 

 

Jetty detail - Pop Grunge - 22 June 2014

 

Jetty structure - Pop Grunge - 22 June 2014

Photographs held by family members hold a great deal of social history information especially if accompanied by stories passed down the generations.

These shots may never have been taken had the photographer not had tuberculosis around 60 years ago. While a resident in a sanitorium, a variety of occupational therapies were made available to him and other patients. I never saw the results of his basket weaving skills but these photographs warrant due attention and much respect.

I love their composition, candidness and captures of the moment, especially as they were more than likely taken with a Box Brownie, the most popular available camera in the early 1950s.

family group - Balls Head, Sydney c 1951

grandfather and grandson c 1951

on the beach - Gritty 19