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the man behind the camera March 10, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 1:57 am
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I found some photos of Papa. Of Papas slidebox fame. So now you can see who the photographer was.

This is him with his brother Hammy

Here he is – as usual with a camera. Hardly saw him without one.


And here he is with Nan on their wedding day.

And here he is with my mother – standing at the back, and her sister. Here he's in his army uniform. He and his brother, hammy, were farmers and because during the war continuing with farm production was so important, they were told that only one of them would have to join the army. So my mother recalls there were long, late discussions about which one would go and in the end it was decided that Papa would go. When he arrived at Cooma I think it was, for training, they discovered that he was very handy with a rifle. So he got to stay there and teach the other guys how to shoot.

But this is how I remember him

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9 Responses to “the man behind the camera”

  1. Waterbaby Says:

    he was a strapping man, your papa.

  2. Emjay Says:

    He was a magnificent man in so many ways and it is a shame that not more of the great grandchildren got to know him.

  3. cat Says:

    Even in his 80's he was. Stood very tall and didn't seem to shrink away like elderly people do.

  4. cat Says:

    yes – and they would have liked him a lot better than they do the actual grandfather!!

  5. Waterbaby Says:

    cool. always neat when people are like that in their sunset years.

  6. Emjay Says:

    Different temperaments!

  7. Incredible history in that shot. Priceless.

  8. I love how he saw things! His slides are really great!

  9. Raymond Says:

    Sounds like quite a man! Nice story and great pictures!

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