The Cook Family were among the earliest settlers in the Beacon district where they selected blocks south west of the town towards where Gabbining tank was soon to be located.
Cook Street in the town of Beacon is named in their honour.
These photos were donated to the Beacon Museum by Steve Cook, son of Norman.
Small boy Keith Cook stands with these hardy pioneer women of the Cook family.
Left to Right Aunty Alice, Pansy Shemeld (nee Cook) Grace Hughes (nee Cook) Clara Starsmore and Violet Mead (nee Cook)
Family group L to R:
Frances Ann Cook with daughters Mary and Pansy.
The men are Frank Broomhall and George Shemeld who were both neighbours of the Cook Farm at Beacon.
George married Pansy.
The older man is Steve, father of Norm and Carlisle.
The ladies are fashionably dressed 1920’s style with dresses with low waistlines, white stockings and cloche hats.
A handsome man accompanies them.
The lady on the right is carrying a Box Brownie camera, a very popular and simple little camera that captured very good quality images.
Out on a picnic to the rock with the children.
The two bigger children are Frances and Colin Shemeld while the small ones are the children of Norm and Ada Cook, Keith, Steve, Clive, and two babies unknown.