We didn’t get the best television in South Africa when I was growing up. It was the end of the 80s/early 90s, we lived in a dingy coal mining town on the outskirts of Johannesburg and it was apartheid. We were lucky to get some British comedies every now and then but what all South Africans were predominantly hooked on during that time was soap operas. My poison of choice was the Aussie soaps, Neighbours and Home and Away. So you can imagine my excitement when the first trip we took in Australia was to the very town where Home and Away is filmed – Avalon. I sang the opening song at every opportunity (I was real popular in the car by the end of the weekend). I took so many photos, here is just a taster of them.
All photos by Wishful Thinking