Hazel to Joan Marks on February 8, 1995

Found among Joan’s papers after she went into a home in May 2000

6 Vincent St.,
NSW 2041,

8 February ’95

Dear Joan,

Just a short note to say how much we all enjoyed our time with you at Warida Avenue & Sorrento during January. I certainly did and judging by Joshua & Zoë’s plaintive references to Negri* and Grandma (in that order I have to say) they would prefer to be living in Melbourne.

I’m enclosing some photos of our time down south. My favourite is the one of you and Joshua making music in Robert’s old room at Warida Avenue. I think Joshua was singing an Australian version of the 12 days of Christmas while you accompanied on the Aboriginal “sticks”.

Joshua started school last week and seems to be doing well. Zoë has started at Pre-school and I’ve started relaxing.

All our love, thanks again for a great holiday,

Hazel, (Rob, Joshua & Zoë)

P.S. I’m also enclosing the hand-out on Point Nepean that we got on our visit.

* Negri (“Negrita”) was Joan’s schnauzer dog.

Last Updated 12 June 2000