A collection of 27 small black and white photos was passed on from the Apollo Bay area in Victoria. They have been scanned and made available on my Flickr Album and also my Pinterest Board. Any details on the reverse of the images have been included in the text / description, as well as actual print sizes. Have a look and see if you can help. The Pinterest Board is especially useful as it displays all images and the text in the one view.
Many had information on the back but not all and not always useful information! A couple had a date – 1923 and a few others were narrowed down to between 1927 and 1936 as they included the Ocean Grove – Barwon Heads bridge [built in 1927] and the Barwon Heads Boathouses [removed in 1936].
Some had stamps on the back – Kodak print and sometimes Velox. According to a web site this dated them 1940s-50s or 1960s-70s. From the images it is possible that these were reprints from negatives as some were obviously earlier than the suggested dates.
Some images were crisp, others not so – some have been enhanced a little to improve the clarity of the subjects.
One tantalisingly includes the words the Farmer boys. The “F” definitely looks like a capital “F”. So is Farmer the surname or were all the boys farmers by occupation?
There are three Christian names – perhaps three brothers:
There are a couple of locations mentioned :
- Barwon Heads
- Barwon River
- Mount Duneed
The obvious ones – the Geelong Art Gallery and Eastern Beach – have been included in the scanned group as they may provide context or dates.
Can you help unravel this collection of photos?
I love the bathing beauties. I have a similar one of my Mum in front of beach boxes at Lorne