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Digital Photograph - Children & Staff at Kindergarten, Deepdene Tennis Club, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 110046

Description Of Content:
Image shows children at kindergarten, sitting on a verandah. There are a blackboard, toys and a pram in the foreground.

This photograph shows children 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 Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies), started the kindergarten.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Emily Mierisch, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mierisch family
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: blackboards, kindergartens, prams, tennis clubs, toys
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, 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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