Family Photographs and Archives
My parents were Norman and Dawn Hend,
Mum changed her name from Myrtle.
Dad’s family originated from the Western Plains area of NSW.
Mum’s family, ‘Coombes’ moved from England, Mum was adopted at an early age by Mr and Mrs Jack Ricketts.
Mr Ricketts was a scenic artist for the live theaters and, in his later years, manager of the Wonderland City, an amusement park in South Sydney.
I believe I owe my ability to work hard and my artistic skills to both sides of the family.
I do have many ‘Hend’ images but few ‘Coombes’ images.
Each of these links will take you to a gallery of images