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Digital Photograph - Woman 'Doing The Dishes' in the Kitchen, Ferntree Gully, 1973 Image Reg. No: MM 110312

Colour photograph featuring Madge Colegrave doing the dishes at the kitchen sink in her son and daughter-in-law's first married home at Ferntree Gully, 1973. She had brought over a cake in the tin, which is on the bench at left, and was helping wash up.

This home was a kit house, with three bedrooms. Vicki Colegrave and her husband did all the work themselves, including tiling, which was done after this particular photograph was taken. The kitchen with the finished tiling is pictured in MM110311.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original colour print.
Description Of Content:
Woman doing the dishes at kitchen sink. There is a window above the sink. At the woman's right is the stove with a kettle sitting on it, and there is an exhaust fan built into the wall above. A bench is in the foreground with a teapot, cake tin, electric frypan and pot of utensils on it. There is a red and yellow textile of a bull hanging on the wall.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Vicki Colegrave, 2006
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: cleaning, domestic technology, domestic work, housework, housing, kitchens
Themes this item is part of: Working Lives & Work Places in Photographs, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: kitchens
People Depicted: Colegrave, Madge
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, 1973

Source of Date Depicted: Based on inscription in photograph album.
Photographer: Mr Michael Colegrave

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