This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows a man on horseback with a milk can.
I have a photo of a man on horseback with a different kind of ‘food’ – rabbits.
This photo is of my Mum’s great uncle Albert, known as Uncle Abbie.
It was most likely taken during the rabbit plagues that swept through country Victoria in the late 1940s.
The family had property around Laang, Glenormiston, Panmure and Terang.
Albert Charles LONG (1887 – 1975) was a twin to Ernest Frederick LONG (1887 – 1969) and the youngest of the 12 children of my great great grandparents William LONG (1838 – 1909) and Frances Eliza BROOKS (1846 – 1922).
All except one of these children lived into their 60s!
Frances was born in Hobart, the daughter of a Tasmanian convict but that’s another story.
Albert married Elsie May HOLMES (1900 – 1984) and had four children. They were both born, married and died in Victoria’s Western District – along with most of that side of my family.
Then, for the ‘cute’ factor, here’s another horseback photo – one of my Mum! She said it’s just for show as she couldn’t (can't) ride!