Permission to publish the following photos was given to us by Willeen Logan from Linden NSW. They were her (late) mother’s photos which were taken in 1943. In June 2012, Willeen provided us with the following information about the photos.
“They were taken when my mother, Pauline Budge (in photo 3 and at front of platform in Photo 4) went out to Tarana to collect her sister-in-law, Nellie Budge (nee Lang, youngest daughter of the former Premier of NSW, Jack Lang. Nellie is holding her only child, James Budge age 5 in the middle of Photo 1 and in Photo 4 at the back of the platform).In Photo 3, the full name on the side of the vehicle is partly obscured by the open driver’s door. It looks like the name is ‘H Dav….’ (maybe Davis, Davies, Davidson, Davey, Davy). Then below looks like the beginnings of the word ‘Oberon’.I don’t know who the family is. Maybe someone in your area may know.Nellie was sent there with her son after the bombing of Sydney Harbour. I don’t know how long they stayed or what the relationship with the family was. Henry Lawson was Nellie’s uncle who came from the Mudgee area. Maybe this family was related to his family.As the bombing of Sydney Harbour was in the middle of 1942, Nellie could very well have been staying at Tarana at least 6 months, maybe a year.
I am only too happy for you to use these photographs. I must also advise you that both Nellie and her son Jim are alive and well, living in NZ. Nellie turns 99 in September.”
Copyright for the photos remains with Willeen Logan, and they are not to be reproduced without her permission.