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Photograph - Travelling to Australia, MV Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 085015

Summary:
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 three which record Julius' voyage from Amsterdam to Australia.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a white border.
Description Of Content:
Group of seated figures on the deck of a ship. They are sitting in a row along the side rail and in front of them, on the deck, are the markings for a game of coights or a similar game. One woman is holding a guitar.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.7 cm (Width), 6.1 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: families, immigration, games, ships, boats, photography, shipboard travel, migrants, brought goods, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland, 1957
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1957-2000

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