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Digital Photograph - Girl Dressed for First Communion with her Aunt, a Nun, at Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Northcote, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 110246

Black and white photograph showing Christine Dunlop, the youngest of the Dunlop children, dressed for First Communion with her aunt, Sister Anne-Mary, in the back garden of the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote, 25 October 1959. Sister Anne-Mary was glad to host Christine's First Communion as she had been away overseas for the other family member's ceremonies. There is a striking contrast between Sister Anne-Mary's black habit and Christine's traditional white frock.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Girl dressed for First Communion with a nun, and buildings and a garden with fountain in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Doreen Dunlop, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Doreen Dunlop
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: celebrations, families, fountains, gardens, nuns, religions christianity, rituals
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Confirmation & First Communion
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Original Caption: First Communion Day 25/10/1959
Inscriptions: Front: First Communion Day 25/10/1959
People Depicted: Dunlop, Christine; Sister Anne Mary (Irene Dunlop)
Organisations Depicted: Little Sisters of the Poor
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 25 Oct 1959
Photographer: Miss Doreen Dunlop


Jo Posted on 24 Mar 2010 9:05 PM
Does anyone have the words to On my first Communion Day hymn. Inthe 1950's I have not heard it for years and it was so beautiful.
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 May 2010 3:42 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Jo, thanks for your enquiry. Each congregation has their own hymn books, can you tell us where you made your first communion as this may help us track down the information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 05 May 2010 12:00 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Jo, perhaps take a look at the Catholic Tradition webpage here: http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/acclamations2.htm

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