Mrs Kath Mir with Marcelle O'Brien at the swimming pool. In the background someone is ready to launch from the diving board. Late 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Kath Mir with Marcelle O'Brien

Mrs Kath Mir with Marcelle O'Brien at the swimming pool. In the background someone is ready to launch from the diving board. Late 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Michael Allan next to car, enjoying a smoke! Year unknown. (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

Michael Allan

Michael Allan next to car, enjoying a smoke! Year unknown. (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

Big pose of boys and girls. Not sure where the log is or who the boys are but the girls are L-R Lillian Dews, Sandra Rainey, Lynne Rainey, Doris Campbell, Gladys Mares and Marcelle O'Brien. Suggest late 1950's.

Almost a log Jam

Big pose of boys and girls. Not sure where the log is or who the boys are but the girls are L-R Lillian Dews, Sandra Rainey, Lynne Rainey, Doris Campbell, Gladys Mares and Marcelle O'Brien. Suggest late 1950's.

Chris Solley, one of the

Big Brother - Chris Solley

Chris Solley, one of the "Big Brother" boys poses outside of perhaps Scratton? Suggest late 1950's. (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

Billy Braithwaite and Kenny Baker looking very young in this pose outside the laundry. Perhaps late 1950's.

Billy Braithwaite and Ken Baker

Billy Braithwaite and Kenny Baker looking very young in this pose outside the laundry. Perhaps late 1950's.

Canoeing. Canoes were crafted out of corrugated iron and the holes filled up with chewing gum! The boy in the middle of the river is John Barns  - he spent a good deal of time building this unsinkable craft (named 'Dreadnought'). It was painted a smart shade of green and carted home safely and with a good deal of effort after every use! (Info from John Barns). (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Canoeing at River

Canoeing. Canoes were crafted out of corrugated iron and the holes filled up with chewing gum! The boy in the middle of the river is John Barns - he spent a good deal of time building this unsinkable craft (named 'Dreadnought'). It was painted a smart shade of green and carted home safely and with a good deal of effort after every use! (Info from John Barns). (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Cleaning out the calf shed was a lot of fun with a high-pressure hose. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Cleaning the Calf Shed

Cleaning out the calf shed was a lot of fun with a high-pressure hose. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Portrait of a smiling Elizabeth Smeaton. Suggest late 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Elizabeth Smeaton

Portrait of a smiling Elizabeth Smeaton. Suggest late 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Someone helping George Elliott by dropping a bit of food into a pigsty. Late 1950's or early 1960's.

Feeding Pigs

Someone helping George Elliott by dropping a bit of food into a pigsty. Late 1950's or early 1960's.

Very young looking Kenny Baker and Norm Heslington feeding the calves. This was probably in the late 1950's.

Feeding the Calves

Very young looking Kenny Baker and Norm Heslington feeding the calves. This was probably in the late 1950's.

Ian McLeary holding a box. Year unknown.

Ian McLeary

Ian McLeary holding a box. Year unknown.

Jeff Williams the banjo man. Location and date unknown. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Jeff Williams on Banjo

Jeff Williams the banjo man. Location and date unknown. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Great picture of Joan Horne on the hockey field or somewhere further up the hills? Suggest late 1950's

Joan Horne

Great picture of Joan Horne on the hockey field or somewhere further up the hills? Suggest late 1950's

Kevin Winton and David Buck check on proceedings at Mandurah Camp. Perhaps late 1950's.

Mandurah Camp

Kevin Winton and David Buck check on proceedings at Mandurah Camp. Perhaps late 1950's.

Michael Baker in the 1950's.

Michael Baker

Michael Baker in the 1950's.

Nicky (or Roy) twanging on his guitar and the boy on the bike is singing the chorus! Year unknown.

Nicky and Roy

Nicky (or Roy) twanging on his guitar and the boy on the bike is singing the chorus! Year unknown.

This photo is one of the best, aptly entitled

Rebel Smokers

This photo is one of the best, aptly entitled "Rebels". See for yourself! They are Lynne Rainey, Margaret Braithwaite, Christine Hinch, Gladys Mares and Anna Baker. But don't tell anyone, ok? (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Shakespeare girls, L-R are Gladys Mares, Janes Baird-Orr (partially obscured), Sandra Rainey, Judy Huggins, not sure, Maxine Ellison, Linda Le Hardy, Marcelle O'Brien, Doris Campbell and Lynne Rainey. Pretty picture perhaps taken near Fairbridge House in the late 1950's. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Shakespeare Girls

Shakespeare girls, L-R are Gladys Mares, Janes Baird-Orr (partially obscured), Sandra Rainey, Judy Huggins, not sure, Maxine Ellison, Linda Le Hardy, Marcelle O'Brien, Doris Campbell and Lynne Rainey. Pretty picture perhaps taken near Fairbridge House in the late 1950's. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Boys at the swimming pool in the late 1950's include Eric Chambers and Michael Allen.

Swimming Pool

Boys at the swimming pool in the late 1950's include Eric Chambers and Michael Allen.

Tim Bedford and Tina the dog. Tina was Mrs Barns' (Cottage Mother, Nelson late 1950's) Fox Terrier. Tina continued to live at Nelson after the passing of Mrs Barns and after the leaving of John and was looked after by the Nelson boys. (Info from John Barns). (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Tim Bedford with Tina the Dog

Tim Bedford and Tina the dog. Tina was Mrs Barns' (Cottage Mother, Nelson late 1950's) Fox Terrier. Tina continued to live at Nelson after the passing of Mrs Barns and after the leaving of John and was looked after by the Nelson boys. (Info from John Barns). (Courtesy Gladys Mares).