A STORY IN PICTURES

From the Colour of the Sun

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BABY GILLIAN

Inside the House on Barnes Road

GILLIAN, TANIA, THURN

Donald Duck and 
Snoopy Overalls

FATHER'S ROMANTICIZED PAINTING OF US CHILDREN

Tania, Gillian, Thurn

 
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AUNTY MYRTLE, MUMMY, FATHER

The Himalaya

FATHER

"Father constantly has to assure others he is Coloured."

 
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YOUNG GRANNY

We called her Granny. Others called her Zoe. Her Zulu birth name: Nomawala.

GRANNY & UNCLE JOHNNY

Love

UNCLE NICKI & GABI

"Granny was hopeful that marriage would help Nicki "settle down" and abandon his grand thoughts about overthrowing the White government."

 
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AUNTY VAL (MIDDLE) AND MY GREAT GRANNY LANCTON AND GRANNY KATIE

Before Aunty Val made herself White.

MICHAL DUFIELD (GRANNY'S FATHER)

Granny was half African, born to the granddaughter of a Zulu chief. With fair skin, bright green eyes, and fine features, she resembled the Welsh father she never knew.

UNCLE LEON'S WEDDING

From right...Aunty Val, Gabi, Granny, Mother, Grandpa David Tucker, Aunty Lynette (Leon's wife), Uncle Leon, Aunty Myrtle...

 
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GREENWOOD PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gillian...front row, far left

THE LIBRARY

Greenwood Park Primary School

SCHOOL

Greenwood Park Primary School

 
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GILLIAN & TANIA

Front Yard of Greenwood Park House

UNCLE JOHNNY SERENADING GRANNY

"Ja, but he makes Mummy happy."

DERON STANDING 6'8 IN FRONT OF MY BELOVED MANGO TREE

I don't remember it ever looking that  small.

 
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# 75

UNR

DERON

World Bowl Champions

DERON

NFL

 
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SMILING "SANDWICH NAZI"

"Smiles come in all languages."

DERON

Two Full Arm Extensions!!

COACH SAM CLANCY, DERON, GILLIAN & FELLOW BARCELONA MATES

Sitges, Spain

 
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THE TREE IS GIANT

"I bought the house because of that tree, remembering the tall, sturdy mango tree that had given me refuge and sweetness during my youth."

 

From the Colour of the Sun

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DERON & GILLIAN

"So many went on a quest to tame her, The only man to win her heart was the one Who was also free."


-Nikki Rowe

GILLIAN, DERON, KIARA, NICKI

The Colour of Love

THORP GIRLS TODAY

"I knew little of love , yet I now give and receive love in abundance."

 
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DANCING PAST THIEVES

"I have after many years, constructed a world in which I belong..."

 

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