WPC Challenge – Names

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The Johnson Family grave at Beltana, South Australia

Taken in South Australia many years ago. A very sad story is told here.

via Photo Challenge: Names

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

2 thoughts on “WPC Challenge – Names”

  1. The word “like” does not fit here, but I am glad you posted this. I think of the father losing his entire family like that. Back then, fires were much more common than they are today with all the modern alert systems we have, the fire retardant materials, and the fire engines, too!! This picture provides one of those shocks out of complacency that make a person take stock and be thankful.


    1. This grave is in a small cemetery in an abandoned settlement in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. It was tough living there, hot in summer and isolated all the time. I was very moved by this story when I saw the grave.


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