This is a photograph of my maternal (my birth mother) grandmother and great-grandmother both of whom I never met (nor for that matter did I ever meet my birth mother but we did become friends by telephone during the last few years of her life). I am not sure when this photograph was taken but my grandmother looks very young so possibly in her twenties so ca 1902 It is obviously taken in a photographic studio.
On the left is my grandmother (I can see a likeness to my daughter in her face). She was born Eda Matilda Larsen in Bundaberg, Queensland on 19.12.1880. She arrived in Fremantle on the "Wollowra" on 13.1.1898 with her mother and two siblings. She married my grandfather in St George's Cathedral, Perth on 26.3.1906. They went on to have six children, 3 girls and then 3 boys. I did get to meet two uncles and an aunt and also some cousins several years ago. Eda died on 15.7.1964 in St Luke's Hospital, Subiaco. I have visited her grave in Karrakatta Cemetery.
On the right is my great-grandmother. She was born Marie Christine Larsen in Holbaek, Denmark on 18.5.1852. She arrived in Queensland n the "Shakespear" in 1871 when she was 18. She met and married Niels Peter Larsen (yes the same surname which is apparently a common surname in Denmark) in Queensland on 15.10.1875. It would seem her first husband died but I can find no record of that event. Marie married Bruno Schultz in New South Wales on 19.7.1886 and then with her 3 children there is a record of her arriving in Fremantle in 1898 (see above). Marie died in Royal Perth Hospital on 28.4.1924. I have also visited her grave but it is very old and possibly by now it has been removed as so many old graves in Karrakatta Cemetery have been.