The Sepia Saturday prompt this week is of a strange contraption, and this has prompted me to delve into the family photo collection for some of our own.
A photo of me on an old tractor at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.
This photo was taken in the very early days of the museum. Jeparit was the birthplace of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister.
The museum now covers 4 hectares and houses many historic buildings, antiques, machinery, and furnishings of the first pioneers.
A photo of mum and her sister in a jinker being pulled not by a horse but by their Pa, Edward Long, at Werneth, between Beeac and Cressy, Victoria.
Mum said her Pa used to take them down the driveway to the gate and back for a special treat when they came to visit from the city.
He only lived about another five years after this photo was taken.
A photo of an unknown boy on a mini-buggy with a mini-horse.
The photo was not labelled and we don’t recognise the lovely old house either.
As it was in my Nanna’s collection it is almost certainly from the Western District of Victoria.
And to finish, my brothers – the older ‘driving’ his red pedal car and rigged up the matching red trailer to be pulled along behind.
I’m not sure they would have got very far, certainly not very fast.
The younger ‘sooky-looking’ brother looks like he wanted out, not that the older brother wanted him in there in the first place!