Similar items over time

Digital Photograph - Pulling Cart loaded with Ti Tree, St Margaret Island, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 110278

This image was taken on St. Margaret Island in Gippsland. Here the O'Connor family and friends (names unknown) work hard to retrieve and cart ti tree back to their shack for shelter.

John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor leased St. Margaret Island to graze cattle there in the summer, in the early 20th century. The shack was the only shelter on the island. The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.
Description Of Content:
Women and children pushing cart loaded with ti tree, Saint Margaret Island, about 1910.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8 cm (Height), 10.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: making history - st margaret island
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Heating & Cooling
Tertiary Classification: firewood collection
People Depicted: 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, circa 1910

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.
Other Association (See Comments): Mr John O'Connor, Saint Margaret Island, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor was the contributor's grandfather.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No