From the Archives

Peter George and Rose D'Souza

Joachim and Emiliana D'Souza (PG's parents)

J J Noronha, one of the first Mangaloreans to settle in Bangalore (Rose's grandfather)

Rose (standing centre) with parents Dr Gregory and Matilda Noronha and siblings

PG with younger brother Victor and dog Hubert

Young Rose

Rose (centre) with siblings Charles and Sophie Noronha

Peter George and Rose on their wedding day

Rajyakarya Pravina Peter George D'Souza. PG was given the title of Rajyakarya Pravina by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1928 for services rendered to the government

Rose D'Souza

Invite from the Maharaja of Mysore

Seated – Rose with Baby Mary, PG with Gerry, Tilly (standing right) and Sonny (seated)

PG and Rose with 16 children in 1933

PG and Rose with 12 children in 1928

Family in 1936 after their 17th child, Blanche, was born. (From l to r) PG, Matilda, Victor, Gerald, Mary, Muriel, Terence, Irene, Octavia, Xavier, Augustine, Anthony, Joseph, Alphonse, Corinne, Noel, Louise, Rose with Blanche in her arms

Photo taken in the early 1950s at the prize giving of competition 'Cheaper by the Dozen' conducted by the American company Corn Products Limited for the family with the most children.

PG and Rose (seated) with staff

PG (far left) and colleagues with prize tiger

PG (4th from l) with Dewan Ismail

With Dewan Madhava Rao

Mysore Legislative Assembly at Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore

PG and Rose with PG's brother Alexander (far right), PG's sister Lucy D'Souza (far left) and brother in law Avelino Monteiro - 1950s

PG and Rose with friends - 24 Dec 1952

PG and Rose with daughter Dr Muriel Texeira

Rose with Tilly (left) and Bullu (right)

PG with grandchildren - 1954

PG and Rose with family - 1955

Family 1953

PG's 82nd birthday - 7 September 1956

PG passes on - 5 April 1959

Rose (centre) with 14 of her children in the 1960s.

Seated (l to r) - Terence, Mary, Victor, Rose, Matilda, Gerald, Muriel.

Standing (l to r) - Blanche, Augustine, Louise, Xavier, Irene, Alphonse, Octavia, Anthony

Rose with her trademark eyepatch

Rose at 90 - 11 October 1980

Rose passes on - 7 September 1986

Rose's father Gregory Noronha's grave in Kalpalli Cemetry, Bangalore.

PG and Rose grave in Hosur Cemetry, Bangalore