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Photograph - Catching Seaweed, Phillip Island, Victoria, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 085034

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.
Portrait format, black and white coloured reproduction photograph with decorative white border.
Description Of Content:
Man standing on a group of rocks situated amidst a rock strewn shoreline. In one hand he is holding up a fishing rod and in the other he proudly holds a significant amount of kelp. The sea is visible in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.6 cm (Width), 11.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, beaches, settlement, recreation activities, fishing, photography, seascapes, fishing rods, 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: beach activities
Inscriptions: Reverse: Handwritten in pencil '67'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, 1959
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1959-2000

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