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Photograph - Camping on the Road to Sydney, New South Wales, 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 085017

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 five which record a trip Julius and his friends made from Melbourne to Sydney in the 1958 Christmas holidays. Julius recalls the strange and beautiful landscapes they saw, meeting 'native Australians' and camping on the side of the road using the cover from their Landlady's Hills Hoist.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a white border.
Description Of Content:
Car parked on the side of a road, the headlights and bonnet can still be seen. It is partially covered with a large piece of plastic, forming a makeshift tent.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.8 cm (Width), 6.2 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, settlement, recreation activities, photography, trees, camping, cars, migration settlement, travel tourism, holidays, 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
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria or New South Wales, Australia, 1958
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1958-2000

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