|Nell and Bert in Bonnie Doon Nursery|
|Bert in his shed with boxes of seedlings|
Bert brought fruit boxes home from the market on Friday and turned them into seedling boxes.
The children were expected to help, particularly pricking out the seedlings, a task the older children hated, but Sylvia, the youngest, was happy to do.
|The back of 98 Banksia St house with seedling beds|
It was relentless, demanding work.
Albert got a job at Bailey's Tannery, but was expected to help out after work and on weekends. He hated it and wanted to be out with his friends - and with girls.
|Bert and his dahlia crop|
Grace worked in the nursery and also "went into service" as a domestic help to a family at Brighton-le-sands.
Bert needed a truck to get his products to market. He enjoyed driving and tinkering with the truck as much as he enjoyed the cultivation of plants.
He also loved and kept dogs, most bought in Paddy's Markets.
|Albert and Grace with friend Tommy Meehan|
Albert and Grace joined the Methodist Church's Youth Group and made many friends. Albert went fishing and rabbiting with mates from work and also from the church group.
|Albert fishing at Cronulla|
|Grace, Nell and Albert at Banksia St c. 1935|
They were finding their feet in Australia and wanting their own lives and independence. They were also throwing off the constraints of the Great Depression.