Can any readers identify these intrepid young explorers at Port Stephens, presumably in the 1960s? The photo comes from a colour slide, and has been published in Greg and Sylvia Ray’s new book, Newcastle Slideshow. The book is a celebration of the era of colour slide photography, and is available from the Newcastle Herald and participating newsagents.
Last week's black and white photo prompted a number of comments:
Wal Cook wrote that "the photo was taken at New Lambton at the underpass in Hobart Road (which is no longer there) heading towards Lambton Park. In the background (where the road curves to the left) the former BP Service Station can be seen. The Coal train is using the Lambton's Coal Company's Railway Line and can be seen coming from the Railway road side on its way to Newcastle via the Womboin Road direction. I think the taxi in the photo may have been my late cousin George Raglan's taxi, which was numbered T2603".
Rod Faulkner wrote that "the taxi is travelling along Hobart Road towards Lambton, approaching the intersection where the Lambton pool is now situated. In the background you can see a service station, now a coffee shop, and the road to the right of it is Lambton Road coming down from New Lambton lights at the intersection of Lambton and Rugby roads".
Brian James wrote: "I walked to school under this bridge. The coal was loaded by tip-truck from Durham Road near Church Street. To left of photo was the electric tram underpass. Lambton Timber Mill was behind photographer. BP service station can be seen above roof of taxi."
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