Whilst ferreting through old photo albums to find the Christmas menu for 1943 (which turned out to be 1944), I found some photos of Dad later in life. You’ve seen a ton of photos of him during his wartime service, so I thought you’d like to see photos of him after the War.
Possibly, I’ve already posted one of them but I can’t seem to find it on this blog – so maybe not. (Click on photos below to enlarge).
The first photo I know I took and, of the three photos, shows Dad at his oldest. He was in his 50s when I snapped it. I was maybe around 10 or 12 years old and obsessed with photography, particularly candid snaps. Film camera; black and white film. I was always running around with a camera. Dad is talking with my maternal grandfather, who he got along with very well. The second photo I may have posted before. I think it’s from the late 1940s or early 1950s. No, I wasn’t around then
My two uncles are at the head of the table (cropped out of photo) and they worked for my maternal grandfather. I know that at some point straight after the War, my father also worked for my grandfather. I think he had an importing/exporting business but I’m not sure what Dad did. I’m guessing but I reckon this is some business dinner they were all attending. Maybe it was hosted by my grandfather who always seemed to be throwing soirées and dinner parties. Dad is the first smiling face at the end of the table.
The third photo I’ve actually not seen before. It was lurking behind another photo in an album. By the looks of the suit fashion, I’d say this was taken in the 1960s and somewhere around the foreshore of Sydney harbour.