My Grandma’s brother Tom who became a doting uncle to my Mum, started the way he meant to go on by sending this telegram of welcome. It was addressed and sent to my mother the day after she was born on the 12th of May 1929. Tom was working in New South Wales. Mum was born in Melbourne. Dalkeith was a small private hospital in Albert Park, a few doors away from my Great-grandmother’s home. The telegram is a treasured family memento, scanned crookedly as it is very delicate and not happy to stay where it is put.

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