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Photograph - Stopped on Side of the Road, Newell Highway, Queensland, Dec 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 085031

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 a trip Julius made from Melbourne to Queensland in the 1959 Christmas holidays. They took enough money for food and petrol but didn't count on breaking down several times along the Newell Highway on the journey home. They eventually made it to a friend's in Albury where they could fix the car, having spent the last 100 miles of the trip stopping continuously to fill a flat tyre with newspaper so it wouldn't disintegrate.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white coloured reproduction photograph with decorative white border.
Description Of Content:
Two young men standing by a Renault car which is parked at the side of a road. One man is holding a rifle and posing as if he is about to fire. The other is standing, shirt less, with his hands on hips looking directly into the camera. The landscape behind the car and men is flat but littered with trees.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (Width), 7.6 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, settlement, photography, roads, hunting, guns, cars, travel tourism, holidays, car repairs, 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: Queensland, Australia, Dec 1959
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1959-2000

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