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Photograph - Julius Toth & Friends, Mohacs Island, Hungary, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 085029

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 six which record Julius' life in Hungary and his family. The trip this photograph was taken on was Julius' first adventure, when he and some friends volunteered to help rebuild a flooded village in Southern Hungary in 1956. Without a permit travel in Hungary was difficult and this trip was his first taste of travel and freedom, it also sparked his love for camping.
Description:
Square shaped, black and white coloured reproduction photograph with decorative white border.
Description Of Content:
Seven men, dressed in shirts and pants, all are either smoking a cigarette or holding one. Five are standing, one is crouched down and the other is lying on the ground. They are standing in front of a large tent. This photograph was taken while Julius Toth was doing voluntary work on Mohacs Island (a marshy area on the Danube).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.5 cm (Width), 5.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: trades, immigration, uniforms, photography, tents, camping, brought goods, voluntary work, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Inscriptions: Reverse, handwritten inscription in Hungarian: Mokoicsi Amizmoble 1956
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Hungary, 1956
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1957-2000

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