Darkie, a seven year old mongrel will be the lifelong friend of these children. Left to right Ernest Thurston, 2, Joyce Mills, 14, Terry Mills, 7, and Joanna Thurston, aged 3. He gave the warning which enabled them to be carried to safety in time when fire swept through their home. September 1970 P006441

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Darkie, a seven year old mongrel will be the lifelong friend of these children. Left to right Ernest Thurston, 2, Joyce Mills, 14, Terry Mills, 7, and Joanna Thurston, aged 3. He gave the warning which enabled them to be carried to safety in time when fire swept through their home. September 1970 P006441
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Image ID: B58CBE
Darkie, a seven year old mongrel will be the lifelong friend of these children. Left to right Ernest Thurston, 2, Joyce Mills, 14, Terry Mills, 7, and Joanna Thurston, aged 3. He gave the warning which enabled them to be carried to safety in time when fire swept through their home. September 1970 P006441