Stumbling across a picture of her grandfather, family historian Julie Seargant found something she could not explain.
She now hopes someone in Bendigo might recognised one of their ancestors in the photo, helping shed some light on when and why the picture was taken.
The picture is dated November 1918 and on the back details have been printed noting it is copyrighted to the Bendigo Advertiser.
Ms Seargant had hoped the Advertiser would have a record of the picture, but the publication’s archives do not go back that far.
In any case, Ms Seargant finds it hard to believe the picture actually was taken in 1918 as her grandfather Harold Murray was in Europe serving during the World War One war effort until he returned with Agnes, the Scottish woman he met overseas.
Ms Seargant said one thing she finds weird is that her grandfather simply did not make mistakes like labeling things incorrectly, but there he is, along with several people who may be relatives.
It is more likely the picture was taken in the 1920s, before the death of one of her great grandfather, who appears to be in the photo.
It is possible that Harold came to Bendigo from New South Wales for lawn bowl competitions in roughly this period, though that was more likely to have happened in the 1930s.
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