Family Album


Born in 1925, Len grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, alongside two younger brothers, Allan and Frank. He first visited England in 1947.

Mitchell Boys c1933

Three cowboys - Leonard, Frank and Allan Mitchell, c.1933.

Mitchell Boys c1935

Allan, Frank and Leonard, circa 1935.

Mitchell Boys c1940

Allan, Leonard and Frank photographed at home in Ngaio, circa 1940.

Mitchell Boys c1942

Three Mitchell brothers photographed outside the family home in Orari Street, Ngaio, Wellington, circa 1942.

Mitchell Boys c1945

Frank, Leonard and Allan photographed outside the family home in Orari Street, Ngaio, Wellington, circa 1945.

Len's Farewell 1947

Allan, Leonard Senior, Victoria and Frank, farewell Len (centre) aboard the boat to England, 1947.

Len's Farewell, extended family 1947

The Mitchells joined by their extended family on Victoria's side, farewell Len (centre in the black hat) aboard the boat to England, 1947.