Ida pleads for financial assistance at Zenith farm. Harry is unable to do the work. He eventually has to leave – to Sydney for work
Since 1918, Harry had been unable to work at anything too physical. This explains why he had no success at factory work in Sydney.
He could not (at home in Oxley) do much work around the house.
He had a go at some indoor painting once.
He had a go at building a concrete path to the front steps.
The population on The Atherton Tableland at the beginning of 20th Century was probably only 4,000 or 5,000.
Australia ‘s population was about 5 million during WWI.
James Snr had a very physical life. He was a miner. He was a pioneer, who was 64 when he died in 1930. Harry was a chip off the old block.
Harry got on with what he enjoyed after the war. He enjoyed pottery, drawing, “Find the Ball” in the Courier Mail, walking, meeting his mates on Anzac Day and at other times, being invited to special events.
He was classified as Totally and Permanently Incapacitated.