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Digital Photograph - Family Picnic, Red Bluff, Point Ormond, 1897 Image Reg. No: MM 110210

Summary:
Sepia photograph featuring the Akhurst and Kitz families at the Red Bluff, Point Ormond, Elwood, 1897. The Akhurst and Kitz families were very close at this time. Red Bluff was re-named Point Ormond in the late 19th century, after soil had been removed for the infill of swamps in Elwood, flattening the cliff.
Description:
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original sepia print.
Description Of Content:
Extended family and friends group seated in front of a rocky cliff face at the beach. They consist of two women, two men, and eight children. A woman wearing a hat with a veil over her face is seated in a wooden and wicker wheelchair. A boy at back is holding a book.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Judith Harvey, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Judith Harvey
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: beaches, cliffs, families, holidays, wheelchairs
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Picnicking
Tertiary Classification: beaches
Inscriptions: Red Bluff Point Ormond Elwood, about 1897
People Depicted: Akhurst, Alice; Kitz junior, Paul; Akhurst, Sidney; Akhurst, Frida; Akhurst, Beatrice; Akhurst, Albert; Akhurst, Athel; unknown girl; unknown girl; unknown boy; Kitz Georgina; Kitz, Paul; Akhurst, Alice
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Elwood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1897
Photographer: Unknown

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