This is the second of three special Christmas editions of the Postcards from Australia series of posts I ran earlier in the year.
This postcard was sent by William Joseph Henry BATEMAN and his family in Australia to his dad back home in England to wish him Season’s Greetings for Christmas 1912.
Although the picture is not really what we would call a Christmas scene, I do like the little verse:
As a token sweet
Accept this golden wheat,
Produced on Austral soil
After many months of toil.
The grains of wheat have vanished, they probably fell out years ago, but I do wonder if someone might have tried to grow them at some time!
Back by popular demand (well not really, back because I saved these cards specially) are three special Christmas editions of the Postcards from Australia series of posts I ran earlier in the year.
Like the previous postcards this was sent by William Joseph Henry BATEMAN and his wife and family back to his family in England. As you can see below this one was sent to his mother “with love and best wishes” for Christmas 1912, presumably in an envelope as there is no stamp or postmark.
The artwork on the card (The Call To Breakfast) is obviously by the same artist as the previous postcards I featured, but I wouldn’t really consider it a Christmas scene. I am not sure what is in the cut-out at the top, the plastic film covering it is disintegrating, revealing the “chips from the nuggets of gold”.