Monday, September 7, 2015
Robert Finlay and his wife Jeanette visited the Norfolk Island Museum last week. Robert came to Norfolk Island for a holiday in February/March 1959 with his mother Mrs Beverley Finlay, from Launceston, Tasmania to visit his uncle and aunt who were living on the island at the time. Mr Frank Patrick, his uncle, was the Officer in Charge of the airport, and Mrs Patrick was Robert’s mother’s sister.
Robert found some slides which belonged to his mother from that era, and brought the images with him to show us at the museum.
They include photos of the ‘NI’ pines at the airport; the airport lounge before and after upgrade; Joy Cochrane nee Christian pictured with Robert on horseback; the Burns Philp store at Middlegate; a church picnic at Kingston; views of Kingston prior to the pine plantings; view of Kingston from Rooty Hill Road; Burnt Pine shops; Hopkins store; Philip Island; views from Mt Pitt; airport office; the OIC house at DCA circle; the fire engines and a number of others.