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Johanna "Nellie" Westbrook (nee McNamara) - Photo Album

Thankyou Nellie for allowing access to your photos and giving us the time to tell us who the people are. This access will help in the preservation of many of these old photos. A few extra photos which were obtained from Margaret Vitagliano have also been included here.

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Photo (1)

I 245 - Cornelius Grady (1885 - ), son of Cornelius Grady and Margaret Ryan
Photo (2)

I 245 - Cornelius Grady (1885 - ), son of Cornelius Grady and Margaret Ryan
Photo (3)

Carney McNamara, Keith McNamara, Kevin McNamara, Jack McNamara
(Front) Tom McNamara
Photo (4)

Dad, Carney, Eva (Carney's friend), Mum, John Jones (baby), Sis, Nellie (in First Communion outfit), Tim Mcnamara, Watts' children (Watts were family friends)
Photo (5)

Maggie, Mum, Ryany, Friend of Sissy, Sissy. Photo taken at Orange c.1921. Mum was pregnant with Nellie.
Photo (6)

Notation on back :
May (?) Mortlock, wife of Cliffie Mortlock, daughter of Aunty Kate Grady (nee McNamara) with her baby. (Signed) Kevin McNamara
Photo (7)

Ryany
Photo (8)

Ryany and Eileen (nee Andrews) at St Jerome's Catholic Church Punchbowl c.1946 for their marriage.
Photo (9)

Carney, Mum, Sis, Jack
Tom, Maggie
Tim
Photo (10)

Kevin feeding Nellie at Orange
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Photo (11)

Tom, Maggie, Mum, Nellie and Tim at Manly Beach
Photo (12)

Jack, Cracker Brown (friend), Reg Doolan (friend), Clem and Kevin
(Front) Maggie
Dec 1988
Photo (13)

I 39 - Mary Jones (nee Anderson) and grandson I 78 - John Clarence Jones at Shadforth St Lakemba
Photo (14)

Note on back :
Me (Kevin McNamara) at Upper Mangrove Creek
Snap by Marie (wife nee Marie Josephine Andrews)
Photo (15)

Note on back :
I 223 - Marie after a long walk
Photo (16)

Willy with his son Bobby. Bobby went into the priesthood.
Photo (17)

Tim McMahon (Possibly a brother of I 226 Michael McMahon)
Photo (18)

Tim McMahon (Possibly a brother of I 226 Michael McMahon)
Photo (19)

Len Hordern (a family friend)
Photo (20)

Ryany with sons Dennis and Kevin James (known as James)
Duplicated with Photo (32)
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Photo (21)

Joan Fitzgerald and Nellie's Aunty Johanna Fitzgerald (a sister of her mother's)
Photo (22)

Willie's daughter Joan McNamara. She became a nun (Sister Imelda)
Photo (23)

Willie with an old girlfriend (name unknown)
Photo (24)

Gerrard Cotter. All other Gerrard Cotters found have been male but Nellie insists this Gerrard Cotter was female although after she grew up she referred to herself as Mary Cotter. Nellie says she was her first cousin. Her parents were Mary (nee unknown) who referred to herself as Polly and her father was Garry Cotter. Polly was a triple certificate nurse.
Photo (25)

Carney
Photo (26)

Nellie's school friends. The girl on end of second row from back was Evelyn Burns, sister to Eddie Burns the great Canterbury-Bankstown and Australian Rugby League player who was a great friend of the family for many years. See Photo (42)
Photo (27)

I 77 - Margaret Anne Jones at Michelago
Photo (28)

Alan McClure. He was Nellie's mum's brother-in-law. He married Aunty Kit.
Photo (29)

Maggie with I 78 - John Jones and I 77 - Margaret Jones at Michelago
Photo (30)

Nellie at Shadforth St Lakemba
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Photo (31)

Jack McNamara
Photo (32)

Ryany with sons Dennis and Kevin James (known as James)
Duplicated with Photo (20)
Photo (33)

Maggie, Tommy's girlfriend (Patty Tuit), Tommy, Daphne, Coral (Len Hordern's wife) and Unknown
Ronny (with trouser braces) and Clem Junior in front of the Unknown woman
(Front) Len Hordern and his 2 children.
Photo taken at Clem and Coral's house in Shadforth St (a different house to Mum and Dad's house in Shadforth St)
Photo (34)

Nellie
Photo (35)

I 226 - Michael McMahon and his wife Margaret (nee Ryan and married previously to I 34 - Cornelius Grady)
Photo (36)

Ryany with son Kevin James (known as James)
Photo (37)

Willie's wife I 274 - Mary Hazel (known as Hazel) (nee Lee) with their son Bobby
Photo (38)

Kevin McNamara's son Kevin Greg (known as Greg)
Photo (39)

Tommy McNamara
Photo (40)

Written on the back :
To Dearest Nanna Mac
From your Grandson
Dennis   x x x x x

Presumably Dennis is somewhere in this photo.
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Photo (41)

Nellie as the flower girl for Sissy at Shadforth St
Photo (42)

Eddie Burns, Canterbury-Bankstown and Australian Rugby League player. See Photo (26)
Postcard Front (43f)

Postcard from Nellie's Mum
Swings in the Memorial Gardens Blackheath. NSW
Postcard Rear (43r)

NB : P.G. = Please God

Craiglea, Waratah St, Katoomba
Monday
Dearest Everyone
We are all well. Very cold. Hope you are all well. See you P.G. Week end
Mum x x x x x x x x x
Photo (44)

Nellie's cousin Peggy McClure. She was the daughter of Alan and Kit McClure. How Alan and Kit were Nellie's Aunt and Uncle have not yet been determined. See also Photo 49 for her wedding
Photo (45)

Tim McNamara at the Punchbowl house.
Photo (46)

Tom McNamara who performed under the stage name Tommymack
Photo (47)

I 682 - Leila McNamara with her husband I 980 - Ulrick Noonan
Photo (48)

Friends of Tommy McNamara from the Punchbowl CYO (Catholic Youth Organisation)
Photo (49)

Peggy McClure on her wedding day to a Mr Hopwood. See Photo 44 for her as a young girl.
Photo (50)

(Left) Tommy outside his first home in Lancelot St Punchbowl with a family friend Johnny McCarthy.
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Photo (51)

(Left) Jack and (Right) Ryany with a couple of mates.
Photo (52)

Maggie and Joe's wedding cake with its maker, I 600 - Catherine Ford (nee Sheridan) Also Photo 66
Photo (53)

Jack McNamara (Right) with some army mates.
Photo (54)

Timmy with I 78 - John Jones
Photo (55)

Nellie's Uncle, Alan McClure at Michelago.
Photo (56)

Nellie's Aunty Maria wife of Willy McNamara with her son Mick
(Front) Another son, either Alban or Herbert and daughter Carrie (Caroline)
Photo (57)

Clem McNamara
Photo (58)

"Polly" Cotter's children - Gerrard, Billy and Jacky.
Photo (59)

Nurses at Kenmore Hospital at Goulburn. (Middle Row, Second Left) "Polly" Cotter (nee Mary Grady)
Photo (60)

(Third from Left) "Polly" Cotter (nee Mary Grady) with friends on Murrumbidgee River, possibly in the Michelago area.
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Photo (61)

Carney
Photo (62)

The house on the Mick McMahon's Michelago property.
Photo (63)

Maggie, I 78 - John Jones and I 77 - Margaret Jones at the back of the Michelago house.
Photo (64)

Tommy with his old girlfriend Patty Tuit.
Photo (65)

I 606 Ryany, his daughter Sandra McNamara and Timmy
Photo (66)

Maggie's wedding cake with its maker, I 600 - Catherine Ford (nee Sheridan). Also Photo 52
Photo (67)

I 2 - Ellen Jones and I 77 - Margaret Jones
Photo (68)

(Front Right) Nellie skinnydipping in the dam at Michelago with the Reeves' girls.
Photo (69)

Two of Willy's kids, Joan and Bobby
Photo (70)

Willy's other two kids, Elaine and John
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Photo (71)

The Michelago house with I 77 - Margaret Jones peaking over the top of the verandah wall
Photo (72)

Tim with I 78 - John Jones
Photo (73)

I 2 - Ellen Jones
Photo (74)

Margaret, Kath (nee McNamara) and Ellen Jones
Photo (75)

Margaret, Kath (nee McNamara) and Ellen Jones
Photo (76)

I 77 - Margaret Jones
Photo (77)

Ellen Jones and Margaret Jones
Photo (78)

I 2 - Ellen Jones
Photo (79)

Kevin and Ryany. Street photo in Sydney
Photo (80)

Joe and Maggie Cuskelly with their children Margaret (in middle) and Anne (baby)
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Photo (81)

Maggie and Joe Cuskelly with their wedding cake
Photo (82)

Ellen and Margaret Jones
Photo (83)

(Back Row) Nellie's daughter Cathy Tinson, Kath Jones, Nellie, Ellen Jones
(Front Row)Family friend, Margaret Vitagliano and Tony Vitagliano.
The photo was taken at Narrabeen
Photo (84)

Various nephews and nieces of Nellie
Photo (85)

Mary Cotter (nee Grady) who called herself "Polly". She was Nellie's aunty. See also Photos 59 and 60
Photo (86)

Unknown
Photo (87)

I 33 - Nellie's Grandma Ryan nursing Nellie's cousin Peggy McClure.
Photo (88)

Alan McClure and Horse
Photo (89)

The house at Spring St Orange
Photo (90)

The house at Spring St Orange at a much later time than photo 89. Note how the roof is faded.
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Photo (91)

Nellie's parents with Kath and Jack heading off to Mass on Sunday in the sulky.
Photo (92)

Michael McMahon. He had a twin sister Kit who married Michael McClure although at this stage no marriage record has been found.
Photo (93)

Sir John Monash's charger.
Biography 1
Biography 2
Biography 3
Photo (94)

Nellie
Photo (95)

Nellie's son, I 133 - Kevin Tinson
Photo (96)

Nellie's son, I 133 - Kevin Tinson
Photo (97)

Tinson, Jones and McNamara family members on the day Kevin Tinson died
Photo (98)

Carney
Photo (99)

I 270 - Marjorie (nee Edens) and Jack McNamara on their wedding day
Photo (100)

Kevin McNamara
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Photo (101)

Maggie with her daughter I 801 - Margaret Cuskelly
Photo (102)

Maggie (nee McNamara) and her husband I 149 - Joe Cuskelly (nee Kushkelly)
Photo (103)

The three McNamara sisters : Maggie, Sis and Nelly
Photo (104)

Ryany with son James
Photo (105)

Ryany with I 222 - Eileen (nee Andrews) and their son James
Photo (106)

Maggie, Nellie (Front Left), Mum (Sitting) and Kath
Photo (107)

Standing at back : Carny
Sitting : Ryany (on small cane chair), Jack,
Mum nursing Maggie, Clem, Dad, Willy, Kath
Sitting in front : Kevin
Photo (108)

Tommy McNamara
Photo (109)

Willie's daughter Joan
Photo (110)

Willie's daughter Joan
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Photo (111)

Willie's daughter Joan
Photo (112)

William 'Willy' McNamara
Photo (113)

Willy and possibly his wife. His wife was I 274 - Mary Hazel Lee (known as Hazel)
Photo (114)

I 2 - Ellen at Cabramatta
Photo (115)

Ellen with her mother Kath and sister Margaret
Photo (116)

I 2 - Ellen
Photo (117)

I 78 - John Jones
Photo (118)

I 78 - John Jones with his sisters I 77 - Margaret and I 2 - Ellen
Photo (119)

I 78 - John Jones on the rabbit rocker made by his father I 19 - Roy Jones
Photo (120)

I 19 - Roy Jones with his mother I 39 Mary Jones (nee Anderson)
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Photo (121)

Kath Jones (nee McNamara). Wedding photo taken a week after her marriage
Photo (122)

Kath and Roy Jones. Wedding photo taken a week after their marriage
Photo (123)

I 117 - Basil Tinson, Nellie's first husband
Photo (125)

Tim and Tom performing at I 2 - Ellen Jones' 21st Birthday Party

Updated : 1 Aug 2012