My grandparents lived in very different environments. My maternal Grandparents, Edna and Roy Herbert lived in the outback mining town of Broken Hill, and my Nanna, Christina Carriage and Pop , Lionel Carriage (step grandfather) lived in the small coastal town of Milton.
|Edna Palin and Roy Herbert - on their Wedding Day in Broken Hill, NSW|
|Herbert Home, 58 McGowan Street, Broken Hill|
Edna and Roy passed away when I was quite a young child so my memories of their home is quite dim. However, I do have some memories of being there as a young child, when my mother stayed to help look after my grandfather, when my grandmother was in hospital. I remember a very bare and dusty back yard with a corrugated tin fence that backed onto a lane way.
|Nanna and Pop Carriage|
My paternal Grandparents were Christina Lee and Malcolm Michael Shepherd. However, my Grandfather passed away after a logging accident in 1932 and my Christina remarried Lionel Carriage, so we grew up visiting Nanna and Pop Carriage in the small diary town of Milton on the South Coast of NSW.
We regularly spent Christmas at their home, with all our cousins, Aunts and Uncles, playing in the big magnolia tree out the front of the house, putting on concerts on the front veranda, exploring the neighbouring fields and lane ways and spending lots of time on the nearby beaches.
|Nanna and Pop's home in Milton|