1970

Mom-age17
My mother. 1970. 17 years old. Griffith N.S.W. Australia.

1971

meat3months
Me at 6 weeks old. Feburary 3rd, 1971.
Amadeus-4 months old (1971)
On my mother’s lap as a 3 month old baby, April 1971..

 

Amadeus-2 month old (1971)
My mother holding me as a 4 month old baby.

 

Amadeus-9 months old (1971)
My mother holding me as a 9 month old baby. September 1971.

1974

Amadeus-4yrs old 1974
Mum, sister Eletha, Me. Stratford, Cairns, North Queensland.

1975

amadeusmumeletha1975
Myself, mum and younger sister. Cairns, Crystal Cascades, North Queensland, 1975. Mum remembers the water being very cold that day.
me-4-years-old
Portrait Photo – 4 years old.

1977

 

Grade-2-photo
July 1977. Grade 2 class photo. I’m in middle row on the right. The girl above me on the end of the back row was Amanda Garrone. Amanda was my friend. Amanda died in 1986 when she was fifteen years old in a school bus accident. Her death had a drastic impact on my mind for many years. I even wrote her character into several movie scripts and short stories that I wrote, using a different name. Somehow trying to preserve her memory I guess.
myfirststory-grade2
A short story I wrote when I was 6 years old. (Grade 2).

1978

me-age8
Me wearing Muhammad Ali boxing gloves I got for Christmas.

 

1979

Grade-4-photo
Grade 4 class photo. I am in the back row on the left hand side. My friend Amanda is in the 3rd row, second girl on the right.

Me-with-sister
Me and my younger sister Eletha.