I Love a Sunburnt Country

Mile Long Jetty, Derby, 1948

The Original Mile Long Jetty at Derby, Western Australia, in 1948.

This greeted us as Immigrants and was our first sight of Australia. We did wonder what the rest of our new country would look like!

The painting was reconstructed from my father’s movie of the event. It should have some Historic Significance as no images exist of the original world famous jetty which burnt down – in the ’60s I think?

My family has always been Proud to call Australia Home, and we consider ourselves to be very fortunate to live in such a wonderful country.