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Digital Photograph - Men & Women Ploughing, Woodside, St Margaret Island, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 110273

This image was taken on St. Margaret Island in Gippsland. Arthur O'Connor is driving the plough and his brothers and sisters are pulling it, circa 1910.

John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor leased St. Margaret Island to graze cattle there in the summer, in the early 20th century. The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the O'Connor family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.
Description Of Content:
Man driving plough as one man & three women pull it across a field.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: making history - st margaret island
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Cultivation
Tertiary Classification: ploughing
People Depicted: O'Connor, Arthur; other people unknown
Organisations Depicted: Glen Mona Farm
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Woodside, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

Place Depicted Notes: Near Yarram.
Source of Date Depicted: Based in the contributor's knowledge of the people featured in the photograph.
Photographer: Dr Sydney Pern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.

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