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Photograph - Stopped on Side of the Newell Highway, Queensland, Dec 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 085006

Black and white photograph from an album containing a personal story of Julius Toth's immigration experience and a collection of 40 photo reproductions. Julius left Hungary late in 1956 following the unsuccessful Hungarian revolution and subsequent Soviet Occupation. He escaped to Austria where he spent three months in Displaced Persons Camps before migrating to Australia in March 1957. This image is one of six which record a trip Julius made from Melbourne to Queensland in the 1959 Christmas holidays. They took enough money for food and petrol but didn't count on breaking down several times along the Newell Highway on the journey home. They eventually made it to a friend's in Albury where they could fix the car, having spent the last 100 miles of the trip stopping continuously to fill a flat tyre with newspaper so it wouldn't disintegrate.
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a decorative, white border.
Description Of Content:
Man standing by the open boot of a car which is parked by the side of a dirt road. He is leaning on a shotgun whilst a second man, who has his back to the camera, is looking at something in the boot. Native trees and bushes line either side of the road.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (Width), 7.7 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, settlement, photography, hunting, travel tourism, holidays, car repairs, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: excursions & outings
Inscriptions: Reverse: extensive text written in blue ink in Hungarian.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Queensland, Australia, Dec 1959
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1959-2000

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