husband (Tom) knew two of the boys in this photo, Tom Begbie and
- Tom Begbie
lived at 114 Rose Street Lane South
- Halbert lived on
the north side of Rose Street between Castle Street and Fredrick
"Seeing Tom and Halbert
in the class photo brought a few memories back to Tom who also
lived at 114, one of these being when Tom Begbie lifted his young
brother James, off a spike on an iron railing in Princes Street
Gardens at Castle Terrace.
His brother had slipped
when climbing on the railing and a spike went up through his chin
and out through his nose. His brother, Tom, then took him
over the road to the nurses' home there.
Tom was a very brave
brother. If he was to do such a thing, these days, he would
have been given a 'Bravery Award' for such a feat."
"Another time, Tom pulled
his brother out of the Dean River when they had been skating on
Avril Finlayson Smith (née
Young), Strathdale, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia: February