As the year draws to a close we'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and the very best for the New Year and 2015. We have continued our new tradition to create a Christmas image (below), which involves us dropping a Christmas tree into a historic image! If you haven't seen them before, check out our previous images for 2013, 2012 and 2011.
Each year a Business House and Christmas tree are held in Carnamah, which is an end of year function for the entire community. The Christmas tree component involves the arrival of Father Christmas, who gives each child a present. In years past he has often arrived by fire truck but in 2014 flew into town by helicopter...
Pictured in our Christmas image at the top of this post is Helen Rowland. Like most local children, she attended the Christmas Tree in Carnamah each year. During the 1930s she was presented with a set of three ceramic lounge chairs, suitable for a doll's house. She still has them, along with their original box, although the box isn't quite as square as it once was!
Many thanks to Helen for bringing her present along to the Carnamah Centenary Celebrations in 2013 and for allowing us to take some photos.