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Photograph - Driving in the Desert, Victoria, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 085024

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 eight which record various trips made by Julius and his friends around Victoria in 1959. The friends drove across Victoria's deserts, went fishing at Philip Island and often went on hunting trips.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with decorative border.
Description Of Content:
Car travelling along a dirt road. The road and its environs appear to be covered in sand. Either side of the road is flanked with trees and bushes devoid of foliage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (Width), 7.6 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, settlement, recreation activities, photography, cars, travel tourism, holidays, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: excursions & outings
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 1959
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1959-2000

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