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Digital Photograph - Partington Family Crossing the Plenty River on Log Footbridge, Greensborough, Victoria, circa 1885 Image Reg. No: MM 97990

Summary:
Sepia image of five members of the Partington Family crossing a 'log bridge' over the Plenty River. The family lived at 'Willis Vale' and made the bridge in order to travel to neighbouring properties. Here they are on their way to the old Mitchell place to have a picnic. The man on the right is William James Partington. The image was originally processed by H.W Roisien of Richmond.
Description:
Sepia image.
Description Of Content:
Sepia image of five people, two women and three men, posing on a log bridge over a small river. They are holding onto a wire strung across the river above the log for support. The two women are holding bouquets.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Gary Partington, 2008
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bridges, picnics picnicking
Themes this item is part of: 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greenborough (1839-1973), The Batman Tree, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Whatmough Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Picnicking
Tertiary Classification: group portraits
Inscriptions: Handwritten on reverse, blue pen: "Crossing over the Plenty River / Right - Will Partington".
People Depicted: Partington, William James (right)
Format: Digital Still Image: Sepia
Person Depicted: William Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885

Person on far right of bridge.
Person Depicted: Charles Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885

Probably person depicted on left end.
Person Depicted: Ellen Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885

Probably person depicted second from left.
Other Association (See Comments): Mr Robert Whatmough, Victoria, Australia

Robert Whatmough, the famous nurseryman from Willis Vale was the brother of Ellen Partington.
Collector: Mr Gary Partington, Victoria, Australia

Gary Partington was the grandson of William James Partington and the last member of the family to be raised at 'Willis Vale'.

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