Images from long ago...
The Nevill (the Normandy Nevills) family crest, with my grandfather's name, Edmund Nevill. Family tree genealogy (be careful, 8mb file jpg) The bird pictured is the British Bustard, a large ground-dwelling bird. The Latin motto refers to the bird's preference to stand its ground rather than flee in the face of danger. Unfortunately this magnificent bird is now extinct. Those familiar with the Australia outback will know the large and beautiful Australian Bustard; although ground-dwelling this bird can fly considerable distances.
Mum (Hilda Evelyn South) Mount Isa
Mum and Dad (Hilary Fines-Clinton
Nevill, known as "Bill") newly married, Mount Isa 1936.
Mum and Dad, Mount Isa, 1937.
Ann Althea, Janet Adrianne and Jon
(christened Charles Jonathan), Melbourne 1953.
Jon and honey-eater, 1957.
Jon and Chum, 1961.
Sea cave, Bitangabee Bay New South Wales, 1970. Rosemary's favourite photo.... mine too...
Rosemary Nevill nee Thorburn 1972.
Butterfly, MacDonald Ranges Northern Territory 1973.
Frogs, Edith Falls, Northern Territory 1973.
Galahs, leaving after feeding on melon seeds, Northern Territory
Katajuka (The Olgas) Northern Territory
Rock Wallaby, MacDonald Ranges, Northern Territory,
Jasmine, James and Pia Deane, The Valley of the
Nerida and I took Jasmine and James to the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia... quite a long road trip. The kids slept in a small tent beside the van. A very happy time, and wonderful memories... Including snorkelling with seals (Australian Sea-lions) at their only mainland seal colony... Point Labatt... We were lucky... today entry to the seals' beach is prohibited. The vehicle, a Holden HQ 1972 panel van, purchased in 1976, contributed significantly to both my happiness and wealth over the 33 years I owned it. I sold it, with sadness, in 2009.
The snowman is wearing my glasses....
Miriam, Friendly Beach, East Coast of Tasmania, 2003.
Two great hair shots... Miriam above, Alice below....spinifex, hair and red-rock hair....Alice at Diamond Bay Victoria 2014. Although the photo of Alice is recent and so out-of-keeping with the other photos, I just had to put the two shots together.
Scotty Seabrook. 1943-2017. One of nature's gentlemen. An great intuitive engineer, he could imagine and build mechanical devices in a way very few people can, even after decades of training and experience. A much loved father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend. He was still racing motorbikes at age 68.