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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The twenty-second step in my A-Z of quirky ancestor antics - V is for Victa lawnmower

The sound of a Victa lawnmower makes me think of many Saturdays and Sundays at my childhood home and at my granparents' homes. My Dear Old Dad must have put in a lot of hours mowing lawns in his life - his own and others.

Carew NORTHCOTE mowing his parents' lawn at Five Dock, early 1960s

Rest in peace, Dad.


  1. Such a quintessential Aussie photo...and experience. Good V theme too.

  2. Poor old Dad. Because his parents were older than most, he ended up looking after their home and garden long after he moved out of home to be married.