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Digital Photograph - View from 'Willis Vale', Greensborough, Victoria, circa 1902 Image Reg. No: MM 97991

View looking south from the Partington family property 'Willis Vale' at Greensborough. The property was situated on a hill sloping down to the Plenty River. On a portion of the property was the orchard leased by Robert Whatmough for his nursery business. In the foreground are members of the Partington Family who lived in the main house. The orchard is directly behind them and follows the white fence around to the left. Prudence and Eva Partington in the foreground. This image was processed by the Richmond Studio, H.W Roissien.
Sepia image.
Description Of Content:
Sepia image of casual grouping of people in foreground with semi built up area in background with houses and trees.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Gary Partington, 2008
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: horses, nurseries, farm buildings
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: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Farm Yards
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten on reverse, blue pen: "Willis Vale Prudence Partington / Eva Partington in foreground".
People Depicted: Partington, Prudence (in foreground); Partington, Eva (in foreground); Partington, William James; Partington, Charles; Partington, Ellen
Format: Digital Still Image: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, 1902

The Heidelberg-Eltham Railway visible in the background of this photograph was completed in June 1902.
Person Depicted: Prudence Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1902

Pru Partington shown seated in the foreground with her niece, Eva, was born at Greensborough in 1858.
Person Depicted: Eva Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1902

Eva Partington, the girl show seated in the foreground was born in 1899. She was the eldest daughter of William James Partington.
Other Association (See Comments): Mr Robert Whatmough, Victoria, Australia

Robert Whatmough ran his successful Nursery from this property in the late nineteenth century. The connection to the the Partington's was by the marriage of Robert's sister Ellen to Charles 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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