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Photograph - Interior of Small Bedroom, Elwood, Victoria, 1961 Image Reg. No: MM 085019

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 shows one Julius' small bedroom with his most prized possession, a Grundig radio, and favourite icon sitting on top of it, a Hungarian Flag he collected on his journey to Australia.
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a white border.
Description Of Content:
Interior of a small room containing a bed and side table, upon which sits a large radio. On top of the radio there are three photograph frames. A packet of cigarettes and an ashtray are situated on the table in front of the radio. An alarm clock has been suspended from the ceiling and dangles on a cord over the bed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.7 cm (Width), 9.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, flags, national identity, settlement, domestic life, photography, domestic environment, radios, bedrooms, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Reverse, handwritten in Hungarian: Bo'rhol lovklom is semel'ott rolt 1961 Elwood bis 20mlo a hajozoll
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Elwood, Victoria, Australia, 1961
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1961-2000

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