Monday, December 02, 2019

Sepia Saturday 498

Sepia Saturday this week is about women working in factory conditions. 

During the war one of my aunts worked in the munitions factory in Adelaide. Most of the younger men were away at war, so many women stepped in to do the jobs that men would have normally been employed to do.

My photos this week are celebrating the women who worked perhaps as part of the family business, or to support their families, to support themselves as independent women or because they were passionate about their careers.

Working on the family farm, to provide milk for the household.

A school nurse dealing out medicine - perhaps cod liver oil?

My great -aunt Laura in her first teaching position (above) and later as a senior teacher, much admired by her teenage students.

Women working in clothing manufacture businesses.

circa 1910?

circa 1920-30?

circa 1950?

I'm just guessing dates, judging by clothes and hairstyles.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "Sepia Saturday 498"

Friday, November 29, 2019

Skywatch Friday

I often feature this tree in my skywatch sots. Love the blue in this sky. Have a great weekend everyone.

Liz Needle - linking with  "Skywatch Friday".

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Weekend in Black and White

Inspiration this week from a restaurant.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "The Weekend in Black and White".

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sepia Saturday 497

 The theme photo this week shows  a portrait of a beautiful woman, so I thought I would share some of the beautiful women in my family.

A cousin of my mothers  - Lainie
                       My grandmother 'Minnie"
My Aunt Ida

                   Another of my mother's cousins  - Ida

One of my cousins - Kathy

                                               Kathy's sister Mary
 My cousin Dorothy and me

Another cousin - Janet

My Great Grand-mother   - Anna

 And last, but not least  -  my mother, Laura

Liz Needle  -  linking with Sepia Saturday

Friday Skywatch

I didn't take this shot for the sky, rather for the rare sight of a Wedge-tailed Eagle's nest. This was taken in the far north of South Australia off the road to William Creek.  This is the real Australian outback.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest raptor with a wing span of up to 2.5 metres.

The photo below was of a rescue eagle at a raptor facility.

Liz Needle  -  linking with  "Skywatch Friday"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Aussie Sheds

Continuing with my love affair of old AUSTRALIAN SHEDS (as opposed to BARNS), here is one that is situated just out of Nairne in the Adelaide Hills. This photo was taken several years ago before they upgraded the road and made it impossible to stop on the side of the road to take photos.

Sadly this enormous old shed is falling into even more disrepair and will probably be demolished before I get a chance to snap it again.

I love the way it has been added to and extended over the years by generations of farmers.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "The Barn Collective" and "Our World Tuesday".

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Weekend in Black and White

I never thought about bicycles in black and white, but they came out quite well I think.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Weekend in Black and White

Sepia Saturday 496

The theme photo this week shows a large group of people gathered together on a Hop House.

I live very close to an old village called Lobethal which was settled in 1842 by 18 German migrant families who had left Germany because of religious persecution.  They settled in Lobethal where they established a number of small industries including a brewery, a brandy distillery, a cricket bat factory and a tweed factory - which later became well known as the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills.

In 1851 F W Kleinschmidt opened his brewery and a  couple of years later (exact date not known) August Mueller started growing hops at Neudorf - about a kilometre out of Lobethal.

The photos I have are very old and grainy, but Mueller's Oast house still stands. It was rebuilt in the early 1900s after it burnt down It is one of two or three remaining oast houses in South Australia.

 The photo above shows the hop farm at Neudorf. You can see the oast house (hop kiln) in the background to the right of the middle.  Below is the rebuilt oast house which still stands on the original farm

Below is the village of Lobethal meaning "Valley of Praise". During the First World War the name was changed to "Tweedvale" due to the antipathy towards anything German. It was one of many towns in South Australia to have a name change. Fortunately sanity prevailed and the name was later changed back.

Below is the Tweed Factory. This started life as Kleinschmidt's Brewery in 1851, but it was sold in 1869 and the building was demolished in 1870 and the Tweed Factory was built. This factory had a few changes of name and ownership, but eventually became the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills, making blankets and woollen fabric. Some of my Australian readers probably slept under one of these blankets as a child. The chimney on the right still stands today.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Sepia Saturday

Friday, November 15, 2019

Skywatch Friday

No startling sunsets on this evening, but I loved the look of the blue evening sky over water.

But then the next time I took note, there, over the same water was this beauty.

Liz Needle  -  linking with  - Skywatch Friday    and   Weekend Reflections