Photos from ‘Wally’ Walter and Doris’ ‘Dorrie’ photo album – many thanks to our cousins for allowing me to look through their family photo history – several photo’s remain a mystery. The photos below are REF:Walter & Doris Robinson and Dorothy’s private albums.
Photos of Doris
Aunt Dorrie about 5 years of age
Possibly Doris as very similar to the young Doris by the boat. Maybe Alma sent to Doris after she had been to town.
Aunt Dorrie with one of her grandsons
Aunt Dorrie with hat on over the edge of the Lady Barron wharf. Dorothy nursing moi!!
Photos of Walter
After some consideration feel it is maybe Walter, similar age to the type of photo of his twin brothers photo and given its in his album.
Possibly Walter as in his album
Possibly Walter as in his album,
Walter with Dorothy (same child in the next photo). This is a precious family photo of Dorothy, she was born in 1921 when Walter would have been 35.
Walter and Doris first child Dorothy born in 1921, taken on Cape Barren or Puncheon Head
Jimmy, Pat and Walter
Walter with two grandsons
Photos of Walter and Doris’ children
Jimmy with his cousin Hannah Collis/Brooks, daughter of Fred and Nell.
Dorothy and ? friend.
Dorothy with younger brother Jimmy Robinson junior. A lovely & sentimental family photo.
Dorothy and Joy
The family think that Ellis Maynard is behind Dorothy – he was husband Pat’s best friend. The rock is definitely the big rock at TP.
Dorothy and sister Joy, a beautiful photo of these sisters.
Dorothy with younger sister Joy.
Other photos out of Walter and Doris’ & Daughter Dorothy’s album.
I remember the outfit Dorothy has on – very 70’s and so suited her!! A Fokker in the background, its been a long time since Fokker’s serviced FI
Swimming at Badger Corner
Percy Diprose (father of Tom) with grandaughter
Doris with grandson – a good photo, possibly around from Big Badger Corner, may Watering beach area.
Tom, Pat & Dick, either at Horace’s or Walters farm
Doris in the front and unsure of who is next to her – Florence may be one
Uncle Tom and Aunt Dolly
A step back in time – Leila, what a great photo of her, she used to live across the road from Gunter’s Bay, a unique island character!!
Think it is Uncle Tom with his nephew Kevin, looks to be out along the Bootjack near Horace’s farm.
Nell out and about.
The Ross and Robinson’s were good friends.
Maclaine’s from Clarke Island
Louie – married Victor Spencer
Photos came in this pocket in the day.
Walter owned the Emily, his son James known as ‘Jimmy’ owned the Faye Doris, Doris R, Alicia and lastly The Tamar Pride. Jimmy and Curley Peters were well known identities in the professional fishing industry and worked together for many years.
Curley on left, Jim at the helm and Pat on right
Either the Faye Doris or Doris R
Jimmy, Curley and dog Sailor, aboard the Alicia
Maybe the Doris R
The Doris R
Jimmy, Curley (beret) ? Walter with hat, and Tuck ? Lou & George Bailey + others.
The Emily was built by James Holt, initially a double ender. Eventually they raised the sides and straightened the stern. I wonder if Dick Davey built her??
Tassie belonged to Tuck.
Walter and Doris’ birding shed at the back of Big Dog Island.
The engine taken out was a Ruston, bought by Walter Briant who used it to run his welding plant at his workshop on the Samphire.
Either the Emily or the Seaplane.
The back boat is the Janet – owners, George and Gladys Robinson,
Always a big draw card for the locals.
The Janet with unknown swimmer
Quite an old photo so possibly the Emily – as quite low to the water.
The beach where they would load up – the shed on the south side of Big Dog, everything to be carted on/off he island before and after the season – a hard slog.
Loading barrels into smaller vessel.
Typical photos from many family albums of Sports Day at Yellow beach