Tuesday, 15 February 2011

1920s


In the 1920a the MacCrae's moved in and members of that family lived here for 40 years.  Miss Marie MacCrae owned the home but her parents, invalid brother and two unmarried sisters lived here too.  An old lady from the town told me the three Miss MacCrae's wore long dark skirts, white blouses with cameo brooches at the neck and had a driver who took them out in their car once a week.  I wonder if either these people were from that family.

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, old-worldly photos.

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  2. This is a Blue Mountains version of 'my place'. Really enjoying the pictures.

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  3. That sounds unusual for a young unmarried woman to own her own home in the 20's, doesn't it?
    Especially, to have the rest of the family dependent on her.

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  4. Letty, it is interesting that so many unmarried ladies have owned this home. The first owner was Miss Chrystal, there was another who briefly owned it between Dr Little and the Marie MacCrae, I don't know whether all the family was dependent on Marie but I do know she had a 'companion' that lived with her which is a 1920s euphemism. She clearly marched to her own tune.

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  5. I like the profile of that first young woman. Resonates character and dependability.

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  6. These remind me of my grandmother and her brothers photos. Lovely.

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