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Postcard - Daniel Harvey Pty Ltd, Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria, circa 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 89642

Summary:
Image is part of a collection of photographs, documentary artefacts and trade literature relating to Daniel Harvey Pty. Ltd. agricultural implement manufacturer, Box Hill, Victoria.
Description:
Black and white postcard inscribed with a letter on the back.
Description Of Content:
View of Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria, showing a view of the Rock and the surrounding bushland with open plains in the foreground. The back of the postcard bears a letter written by a child, Elaine, who is holidaying at Fern Vale farm, Woodend and is adressed to her grandmother. In it the child describes the area and recounts that snow fell a few days earlier.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Veronica Harvey, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.0 cm (Width), 14.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: agriculture, bushes, leisure, natural environment, recreation, tourist attractions, beautiful, lots of trees, nice view up top
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Daniel Harvey Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: Hanging Rock Woodend
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on reverse: "Tuesday. / Fern Vale Farm / Woodend / S.S. 100 / Dear Grandma, / We are enjoying our holiday very much. / The farm is 2¼ miles from hanging-rock and we are 2800 ft above sea level...".
Organisations Depicted: Daniel Harvey Pty Ltd
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Woodend, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
Past Owner or User: Daniel Harvey Ltd, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940

Comments

Veronica Elaine Heeney nee Harvey Posted on 15 Apr 2011 10:06 PM
I am the author of the postcard, I remember the holiday well, the farm we were staying at had no electricity or plumbing, it was also very cold. As an imaginative child I felt like a pioneer. This was in 1946.

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