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Penny Baker

graduation

Penny before we met, graduating from Claremont Teachers College at the end of 1963. I did exactly the same, but our paths didn't cross until we were appointed to the same school in 1964.

staff1964

The staff photo Narrogin SHS, 1964. Penny is front left, next to Margaret Thackrah, who would later be her bridesmaid.

bride

Penny at her first wedding, 1966.

staff1967

We were on the staff of NASHS again in 1967. Penny is sixth from the left, next to Marald Wallace, who died tragically young.

prue

Penny didn't want to be photographed in the street in Perth, tho I'm glad we have a record of her outfit, possibly Prue Acton.

sven

We looked after my cousin Graeme's house one weekend, including their first-born, Sven, who now has two children of his own. The house was in Kott Tce, Claremont, and that's a Roy Catt chair.

profile

This was the work of some young man who was practising to be a photographer. His print has faded somewhat.

shirt

Same photographer. Great photo.

crew

I think Penny here was probably crewing a yacht off the Queensland coast somewhere, employed as a nanny, and probably cook.

wedding2

Second wedding, with Gerald, 20 May 1985.

gerald

Some time after they were married, and living in Surfers, I think.

2013

Penny on her deck in 2013, working on a crossword.

single malt

And in 2015, enjoying a single malt ... and a cigarette.


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