John and Sarah Parker had a dairy farm on Banks Line, Rongotea. They farmed it from 1920 until their deaths, and it continued to be farmed by two of their children, John Jnr and Hannah until 1989. Sarah and John (Snr) Parker are shown with two of their sons, Robert and Edward (Ted). Robert was the eldest child and died in a drowning accident in 1928. Ted was born in 1913.