Gerard, you published this blog a long time ago! You probably still remember very well the time before you left Holland for Australia. How do you feel about this now?
There must have been some spare money about but when about twelve or so I had a Kodak box camera given by my parents. It was a simple box and had two little mirrors in which to focus on the subject. The film was wound on an empty spool two and a half times and then inserted in the camera; the box would be closed ready for the 8 or 12 photos that it then could take. What a glorious gift it was. The photos took about a week to get developed and sleepless nights would be followed by euphoria when the big day would arrive to get the photos. Money for the development was earned by collecting old newspapers and rags after school.
After the go-a-head for migrating I had spotted a camera far advanced to the Kodak Box. It was…
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