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Digital Photograph - View from 'Willis Vale', Greensborough, Victoria, circa 1902 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
|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'.