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Digital Photograph - Charles & Ellen Partington Outside 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greensborough, Victoria, circa 1885 Image Reg. No: MM 97993

Charles Partington (senior) and his wife Ellen (nee Whatmough), standing in front of the old 'Willis Vale' homestead, at Greensborough. The house was built in 1839 of hand-made bricks, all made and fired on the property.
Sepia photographic image mounted on postcard-sized card with rounded corners.
Description Of Content:
Man with beard, wearing a jacket and hat, standing at the end of a path with a woman wearing an apron standing beside and slightly to the rear of him. Behind them is a modest house built of brick with a slate roof, two chimneys and a corrugated iron-roofed verandah across the front. Behind them in front of the house are fruit trees while running down the hill towards the photographer is a somewhat neglected garden.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Gary Partington, 2008
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: gardens, bricks, flowers, fruit trees, nurseries, farm houses
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: Domestic Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten on reverse, blue pen: "Charles Partington (Senior) (grandfather) & Wife Ellen. Taken on "Willis Vale" Greensborough Old Home built 1839 of handmade bricks all made and cooked on property."
People Depicted: Partington, Charles snr.; Partington, Ellen
Format: Digital Still Image: Sepia
Person Depicted: Charles Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885

Charles and Ellen lived at Willis Vale during the time that Robert ran his Nursery from the property.
Person Depicted: Ellen Partington, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885
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'.
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.
Other Association (See Comments): William Partington, Victoria, Australia

William James was the son of Charles and Ellen Partington and also lived at Willis Vale, later taking over the property himself.

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