Snippets from the life of Martha Sarah Ellis.
|Photographer Unknown, Lincoln and Walter Todman in his workshop, circa 1920s, Myrtle Sharp's Private Photo Collection. T080|
In 1895 Martha took him to court for maintenance. He was a bit absent minded- bringing pots and pans in from the shed what could he have been thinking! Click here to read about the court case.
We know he moonlighted/worked as a waiter as it came out in the court case; it was probably to support his business, his inventing and to support his family.
|Photographer Unknown, Portrait of Walter Todman, 1926, Myrtle Sharp's Private Photo Collection currently held by Sandra Williamson[T084]|
|W. Atkinson Wood M.D., 'PIONEER MOTORING.', The Argus, 14 July 1923, p. 6. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2005084|
|Anon, 'Cycling notes.', Punch, 19 September 1901, p. 26. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article175389085|