Quite a while back I posted this photo that I found in our piles of family photo's and I wasn't sure if there was anyone related to me in the photo.
Well I now know for sure that my great grandfather (my father's grandfather) is in the photo... he's in the second row, third from the right with his arms crossed and the light wide brimmed hat on. It's a photo of himself and his work team at the Car Shed for the NSW Train Line in 1911.
Funny how you can look at a photo and feel so detached but once a bit of personal information is attached to it... it can take on a whole new feeling!
George Gerard is his name. A handsome young man he was... I'd only ever seen photo's of him much later in life before seeing this one. I was also really thrilled that my second cousins and great Uncle got to see it and have a copy of it for their own families. That's what I love so much about the internet... it opens so many doors that would always have been closed or very hard to open before it!
And I've also gone on a big journey of discovery regarding my grandfather and grandmother on my paternal side of late and found out so much fascinating and incredible information. I'm trying to collate it all and get it organised so I can post it all on here for my relatives in Sydney and Qld.. as well as for my own son and nephews and nieces so they'll have a written record online to see when they're older.
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