Black and white photograph showing Russell Beedles with the new family car, a Ford 'Prefect', at the Yarra Boulevard, 1957.

Russell Beedles had been practicing reverse parking in Kew for his drivers licence. He was aged 18. Russell remembers his family 'waited till he was 18, then the entire family took driving lessons and bought a car. They couldn't afford a car right away and saved up for it.' Russell turning 18 was the incentive to get the car. It was his second year of university.

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A youth posing on the bonnet of a car parked on the side of a curving road. The youth has his foot up on the bumper bar. At left are houses on a steep embankment, with many trees. At right is a footpath and fence.

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Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.

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