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Digital Photograph - Woman Wading in Water, St Margaret Island, circa 1910 Reg. No: MM 110274
- This image features an unknown woman in bathing costume entering the waters on St. Margaret Island in Gippsland, 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.Here the photographers wife, Mrs Pern, is playing in the water at St Margaret Island, about 1910.
- Description Of Content:
- Woman in bathing costume wading in water, with fence posts in the water behind her.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
|Tagged with:||making history - st margaret island|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|People Depicted:||Pern, Mrs (first name unknown)|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Saint Margaret Island, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Source of Date Depicted: Based on the contributor's knowledge of the people in the photograph.
|Photographer:||Dr Sydney Pern
Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.