A History of Parkerville & Stoneville
These photographs were not included in the book but they are reproduced here because they may be of interest to historians or bring back memories for older people. Some depict changes in the locality in a 'before' and 'after' format.
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First Row, Left to Right
1. The names of the three youths hamming it up at the Seaborne Sports Ground in 1947 (Photo 93), are
[L -R]: Arthur Swarzinger, Keith Clark and Ron Swann. (Courtesy Margaret Smith (Richards))
2. Another view of the motoring mishap on Byfield Road. (Refer to the photograph in first pages of the book). (Courtesy Tracey Rhoades)
3. Women watching the men's footie game at Seaborne St sports ground, late 1940's. Who are they? (Courtesy Margaret Smith (Richards))
4. [L - R]: Duncan Taylor, John and Don McIvor. Fine upstanding young men, all ex-Children's Home. The occasion was John's wedding day. He married Joan Becker in Mundaring in 1950. (Courtesy McIvor family)
Second Row, Left to Right
5. The same photo on page xii, of Mark Becker standing in the front yard of his parent's house (Bob and Betty Becker) at 15 Byfield Road, looking east across Byfield Rd. Compare to #6 below. (Courtesy Tracey Rhoades)
6. The same view in 2017, showing the increase in trees and vegetation that obliterate the previous view.
7. Bob Becker's house at 15 Byfield Road. (Courtesy Tracey Rhoades)
8. The same view in 2017, little can now be seen of the house.
Photographs from the Bommeli property: First Row (below, Left to Right)
9. Trains: this is an express passenger train pictured from the Bommeli property on Johnston Road. (Courtesy Hugo's children: Pat Graham and John Bromly)
10. Another view of a train from the Bommeli property. This is a goods train. (Courtesy Pat Graham and John Bromly)
11 Another view of Jane Brook in flood (refer to Photograph 1714 on page 279) (Courtesy Pat Graham and John Bromly)
12. Lionel Cole (left) and Hugo Bommeli with a young John Bromly (Courtesy Pat Graham and John Bromly)
Railways: Second Row (below, Left to Right)
13. A plan of the railway reserve showing the Station Master's and Head Ganger's buildings between the railway and Riley Road. 1963/64. North is toward the top of the page, in all these plan drawings. (State Records Office file)
14. A plan of the longer and the shorter runaway sidings that ended close to Brooking Road, which can still be made out today. Plan circa mid-1930s. (State Records Office file)
15. A detail view of the Brooking Road crossing with the railway. Plan circa mid-1930s. (State Records Office file)
16. Another view of the eastern Brooking Road/rail crossing showing the Station Master's house in better detail. Plan circa mid-1930s. (State Records Office file)
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