This week's theme is all about people on an outing - the ones in the theme picture seem to be off to look at sights or going on a hike.
This brought to mind some of the old photos I have of people on visits to the country for some reason or other.
When I was a small girl, businesses used to take their workers on a trip at the end of the year. I well remember the big picnics that my dad's firm used to put on. Sweets and icecream for the kids, picnic lunches, a ride in a big bus - all geat fun. I can't imaging too many businesses doing that these days. This photo must be of a works picnic in 1947/48. From memory we went to Belair National Park in the Adelaide Hills. I am the blonde kid sitting crossed legged about a third of the way along the front row from the right hand side.
My husband's family had a grazing property called Daisy Dell in the far north of the state near a place called Nackera. We don't know a lot about the family - much of the stories are shrouded in mystery. But, we do have an old album of photos, so we are able to imagine what the history may have been.
The first photo appears to be city relatives who have driven up for a visit. The cars and clothes would suggest the late 20s, early 30s. The registration plate on one of the cars shows a very early registration number.
And here we have the country kids from Daisy Dell on a visit to the beach. There were 14 kids in the family and these are some of the girls in their best clothes.
Other outings in the country were visits to the local Agricultural Show - I am only guessing here.
Sometimes city kids went on trips to the country to play sport against country teams. These girls were from Norwood Technical School on a Girls Basketball(now called Netball) trip.
And finally from the family album, a couple of city visitors who have been visiting the local shop.