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Digital Photograph - Fifth Birthday Party at Kindergarten, Deepdene Tennis Club, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 110045

Description Of Content:
A group of children at kindergarten, sitting at tables on a verandah, with adult women in the background.

This photograph shows Christine Johnson celebrating her fifth birthday at the makeshift kindergarten at the Tennis Club House in Deepdene Park on Whitehorse Road in 1954. When the Tennis Club wasn't being used for tennis it was the kindergarten. During the baby boom after World War II, many buildings were used as kindergartens. Margaret Johnson, Mrs Bedgood (of Bedgood shoes) and Mrs Menzies (whose brother in law was the Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies) started the kindergarten.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Emily Mierisch, 2006
Contributed by Mierisch family
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: birthday parties, kindergartens, tennis clubs
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Preschools
Tertiary Classification: classrooms & facilities
People Depicted: Johnson, Christine; children unknown
Organisations Depicted: Deepdene Kindergarten; Deepdene Tennis Club
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Deepdene, Victoria, Australia, 1954

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother.
Photographer: Mrs Margaret Johnson

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