The 80th anniversary Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrations have unearthed a lovely story identifying the two girls in this iconic photograph taken when the Bridge was opened.
School Children on Bridge [identified as Belmore North School children with Isabella Watts (left) & Alice Walker aged 9 (right) in the foreground] Date: 16/03/1932
A big thanks to Tony Browne for contacting us and sharing this information. Here is an excerpt from the email we received from him:
The 89 year old lady next door said she was at the opening of the Sydney Harbor bridge and a paper took a picture and she was in the paper. I did a search and found this picture. When I showed her she remembered and all her memories of the day came back. She was very excited to see it as she no longer had a copy. The School was Bellmore North. The 2 girls featured are Isabella Watts on the left & Alice Walker then now Oldham the lady next door ; 80 years ago…..she was 9 then.”
So it’s true, you can find yourself in the archive!