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Digital Photograph - Family & Friends Celebrating Girl's First Birthday in Courtyard, Fitzroy, 1978 Image Reg. No: MM 110033

Description Of Content:
A party in a bluestone courtyard at the back of a house. A clothesline and part of a car are visible. There are two blond children in the foreground.

This photograph shows Emily Mierisch's first birthday party at 24 Westgarth St Fitzroy, 1978. The party is taking place in a side driveway, with bluestone paving. People are drinking, eating, taking photographs, and children are playing. The image shows renovations to a terrace house in the inner city, which were commonly bought and renovated during the 1970s. The photograph also shows a family celebration and an important event in a family's history: the first child's first birthday in a new family home with extended family and friends.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Emily Mierisch, 2006
Contributed by Mierisch family
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: backyards, birthday parties, clothes lines, motor cars
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Birthdays
Tertiary Classification: parties
People Depicted: (left to right):; Mierisch, Christine; Sargood, Christine; Clarke, Adrian; Clarke, Lindy; Post, Pam; Straub, Allan; Mierisch, Charles; (foreground):; Straub, Kate; Mierisch, Paul
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 21 Aug 1978

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's parents.
Photographer: Mr Robert Mierisch

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