I really like this week’s immediate. Granted, I’ve as soon as once more uncared for my poor little weblog and subsequently have most likely missed out on many superior concepts.
The immediate of pictures of the identical individual at completely different instances of their lives is incredible. My nice grandfather was a hoarder, so I’ve many pictures… who to decide on?
Georgina “Gean” Could Bunston, my nice grandmother.
She was born on January 6 1886, the youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth Bunston.
To the left, she is seen right here together with her mom as a younger lady – perhaps 4 years previous.
Her household lived on a farm simply exterior Skipton in nation Victoria, Australia. Her father, George, farmed the land in addition to being the native mailman and wool carter. Her eldest brother, James, married earlier than Gean was a 12 months previous and by the point this photograph was taken (round 1890) she had misplaced her youthful brother, Andrew, who died in 1889. Gean would additionally develop into an aunt that very same 12 months however sadly her nephew died as as toddler.
To the appropriate, Gean (on the left) is pictured together with her eldest sister, Fannie. This was taken in 1900 when Gean was 14 years previous. By now Gean was an aunt to 6 nieces and nephews. Her second eldest brother, John, was additionally married by now and had moved off the farm to reside within the suburbs of Melbourne.
Brother James and his younger household had additionally moved away, to Mansfield – just about on the opposite aspect of the state. Sister Fannie would additionally transfer to the Mansfield space together with her husband after they married in 1901, a 12 months after this photograph was taken. Third brother George and his household would additionally transfer to space within the early 1900s.
Gean, proven right here in round 1917. By now she had met my nice grandfather, Percy Nash. This photograph was despatched to him whereas he was abroad serving his new nation (Percy immigrated to Australia in 1912) in WWI.
All of her siblings had been married by this time and she or he was the aunt to round 26 nieces and nephews.
Gean and Percy would marry in 1920 when he returned to Australia. They might go on to have 4 kids of their very own, three dwelling to boost their very own households.
The Nash household would take over the Bunston household farm at Skipton which remained within the household till round 2013. A properly revered household of the district, as had been the Bunstons earlier than them. Energetic members of their native church. Percy was a founding member of the RSL and in addition performed cornet within the native brass band.
Leap ahead to 1970 – listed below are Gean and Percy on the time of their fiftieth wedding ceremony anniversary. They remained on the household farm their entire married life. Percy would cross away in 1974 on the age of 80. Gean would cross away the next 12 months on the age of 89.