16.5.12

J. HALCOMB


My Great Uncle Bob died and we found all these drawings by my great great great Grandmother, in amongst his paperwork. They're from the early 1880's, from around the Adelaide region.
the cover
The tombstone reads 'Absent from the body, present with the Lord'.


People constructing the breakwater at Victor Point, or: hot dead guys.
Victor Harbour from Granite Island.
Christmas Day 1880, Kangaroo Island.

2 comments:

John R said...

What a fantastic find. I found out from an Aunt a few years ago that there had been journal keepers in my family since the 1820s - i had no idea and no link to that side of the family - and it really made me feel more connected to the past, those people, their attitudes and this place we live in.

Odd but good.

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful