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Negative - Wedding of Artemissia & Pandi Thomas, Bagnoo, New South Wales, 1944 Image Reg. No: MM 91765

Summary:
Medium format negative of a framed photograph of the wedding of Artemissia and Pandi Thomas in Bagnoo, New South Wales in 1944.

Pandi and Artemissia's marriage was arranged through the business contacts of Pandi's brother, who introduced Pandi to Artemissia's father. After Pandi and Artemissia's father had discussed the marriage prospect, the couple met and Artemissia agreed to the marriage, as she was culturally expected to do. They were married in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony at Artemissa's family farm house with a priest brought in from Sydney. The couple honeymooned in Kempsey, New South Wales and then returned to Shepparton, where Pandi was living with his brother. They had five children and died within seven weeks of each other in 1995.

The suit which Pandi wear's in the photograph was brought especially for the wedding, and is now in Museum Victoria's collection. Pandi wore the suit for special occasions throughout his lifetime.
Description:
Black and white photographic negative.
Description Of Content:
The bridal party and guests at the wedding of Artemissia [nee Hari] and Pandi Thomas at the bride's family farmhouse in Bagnoo, New South Wales, 1944. The guests are gathered in front of the veranda.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6.0 cm (Width), 6.0 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, immigration, weddings, verandahs, farms, arranged marriages, albanian communities, albanian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Weddings
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Manufacturer's imprint on the negative film: "AGFA APX 100".
People Depicted: Thomas, Pandi; Thomas, Artemissia [nee Hari]
Format: Negative - Copy: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bagnoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1944
Person Depicted: Mr Pandi Thomas, Bagnoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1944
Person Depicted: Mrs Artemissia Thomas, Bagnoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1944

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