As far as I know and I could not find any old family photos of convicts or people with missing heads or limbs in my family album; I admit perhaps the odd one got to much to the side and an arm or leg is missing, but the heads are all there! No convicts in my family .Many Australians are very proud to have some, even if the ancestor just snatched a fine hanky she was transported as the colony needed people! For the men a hanky was not enough, they poached a hare or snatched a horse and the result was transportation for seven years, but for most there was no return!
I had to settle for some small innocents who were a little bothered by the sun while the photo was taken.Up went the little arms for protection. I think it is rather sweet.
I do not know who these children are. I don't know who made the photo or where it was taken. The tiny girl on the right with the spotted dress is Peter's youngest sister, Marianne; it is probably around 1943. There are six boys and two girls, perhaps Kindergarten in the village.