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Digital Photograph - Pulling Cart loaded with Ti Tree, St Margaret Island, circa 1910 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
|Dimensions:||8 cm (Height), 10.5 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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.