Author Topic: Murphy Family's Car Early 1930s NSW, Australia?  (Read 120 times)

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Murphy Family's Car Early 1930s NSW, Australia?
« on: Sunday 03 February 19 04:40 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo of my maternal grandparents (the couple in the middle), my grandfather’s parents (couple on the right) and his brothers (on the left and in the car). They were married in about 1935 and had their first child in December 1937 so the photo is earlier than 1937.

I’d be very grateful if someone could help with an approximate date, looking at the car and at their clothes. It would have been taken around Tumut or possibly Goulburn in country New South Wales.

Many thanks,
Felicity

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Re: Murphy Family Early 1930s NSW, Australia?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 February 19 13:24 GMT (UK) »
I agree with a 1930s date but can't comment on the car.
Carol
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Re: Murphy Family Early 1930s NSW, Australia?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 09:52 GMT (UK) »
I am really interested in the radiator cap bird - it looks like a kookaburra . . .  but if so I guess it would have been made specifically for the owner.  What a wonderful car!!

Unfortunately the resolution is not good enough to get a decent 'blow-up' of it.   But the flat head is typical of kingfishers.



Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Murphy Family Early 1930s NSW, Australia?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 09:59 GMT (UK) »
Can I recommend adding 'car' to the title to bring in the car/automobile enthusiasts to assist you? 

Wiggy   :D
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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