In this picture Peter and I are with all our four children. Daughter Caroline stands next to Peter. All five children of daughter Monika are in the picture too! Her very tall twin sons are eighteen, her two little daughters in the front are Natasha and Roxanne. Well, this was more than sixteen years ago!
This picture was taken at the beginning of September 1997, a few days after our daughter Gaby’s 40th birthday! We all met for a picnic lunch at Central Park in Merrylands near Gaby’s and David’s home. David, Gaby’s carer, stands in the middle of the photo behind Gaby’s wheelchair. Our son Martin (who’s holding onto the wheelchair) lived in Newcastle at the time and had come to Sydney to see us all. Merrylands is a Western Suburb of Sydney. The Central Park there is a very popular recreational place.
In the picture below Troy, who is one of the twins, walks with his girlfriend.
Ryan, the other twin, as well as Caroline, Martin and David presumably walked ahead.
However one of them must have taken this picture, right? Maybe Caroline?
After our picnic lunch we all walked right through the park towards the little waterfall. It looks like at the time there was still quite a bit of water to be seen. Sadly, after a few years without much rain, there was no water left in this area. When we took a picture there two years ago, everything looked completely dry. Maybe in the meantime the water situation has improved somewhat. We should go there one day and have a look.
6 thoughts on “The Hannemann Family in Australia in 1997”
Isn’t it lovely to look at photos like this, and bask in the happy memories? 😀
Exactly, Catterel, I do bask in the happy memories. It certainly was a very happy day, I am glad we have these photos to remember it all. 🙂
So nice to see your lovely family, Uta. I think that looking back and remembering happy times is a lovely way to celebrate family. I think sometimes we move so quickly from one event to the next that we don’t take the time to really study an old photo and bring the memories forward. Good for you for doing that!
Thank you so much, Debra. It is sometimes a bit difficult to remember the exact dates and places. Old photos certainly help to remember everything better. Martin’s daughter Lauren, our youngest grandchild, was born towards the end of June 1998.
Our son Martin became a grandfather already twice: In July 2007 and then again in July 2008. Our daughter Monika became a grandmother in July 2012 for the first time. This means Peter and I have become great-grandparents three times already! The family certainly is growing. 🙂
Beautiful pics Auntyuta, great memories to cherish and I think the one of Gaby with everyone is precious.
It is very precious indeed, Ian. Gaby always loved these family gatherings.