Man; Garden; Mowing; Lawn Mower; Statue
"Jessamine" is featured in the "Images with Stories" section of Pictorial Canterbury. To discover other photographs with substantial stories or written histories featured in the "Images with stories" section of Pictorial Canterbury please ~Link-stories-Link~
Courtesy Joyce Overton and City of Canterbury Local History Photograph Collection
Canterbury City Council
Information source 1: The information provided in "Note 1" in the "Notes" field was contributed by Mrs Joyce Overton (nee Hanlon).
Copied with the permission of Joyce Overton
Note 1: In the 1910s the Hanlon family went to live at 20 Garnet St, Hurlstone Park. Joyce Overton's grandfather George Patrick Hanlon had remarried and his sister Mabel purchased the property. Joyce's father, Jeston, lent Mabel some money towards it. Mabel called the house "Jessamine" ( Jess and mine) showing the connection to Jeston who was always called Jess. <br>Joyce's grandfather paid board for his family. Joyce's father was 17 when his father remarried and his father commenced in producing another eight children namely Lawrence, Ernest, Beryl, Patricia, Ray, Ted, Kyra and Flora. To continue reading Joyce's story about the Hanlon family who lived in "Jessamine" from about 1912 to about 1960 and discover how this granddaughter came to help the 20th centuury owners restore the home to it's 19th century glory, please ~Link-Jessamine-Link~ Note 2: "Jessamine" is on Canterbury City Council's heritage list (1988). Note 3: Joyce Overton is Jeston Hanlon's daughter.
Master: 35mm b&w copy negative; Copy: 25x20cm b&w copyprint
By Joyce Overton
Local History Photograph Collection
Joyce Overton Collection
Hurlstone Park, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Jeston Hanlon mowing the front lawn at "Jessamine" 20 Garnet Street, Hurlstone Park.
Jeston Hanlon mowing the lawn, Hurlstone Park, ca 1924