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Digital Photograph - Family Camping Trip, Mornington, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 110445

Description Of Content:
Family group sitting under beach umbrella in front of a tent. There is a car to the left hand side.

This photograph shows the Sheldon family and Gloria Lancaster, Arthur Sheldon's fiancee, camping at Mornington, 1954. Gloria remembers that this was not a special camping ground, just 'a spot under the trees a bit inland away from the beach'. The family usually went away for Christmas, sometimes Port Fairy, sometimes Mornington and other places. Arthur's sister and brother in law, the Condicks, had a large trailer that they used to transport most of the camping gear. Three people slept in a tent. Gloria slept in the Vauxhall family car in a collapsible back seat. 'Grandma' Sheldon cooked over an open wooden fire.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Gloria Sheldon, 2006
Contributed by Gloria M. Sheldon
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Camping & Caravanning
Tertiary Classification: campsites
Inscriptions: 1954
People Depicted: Sheldon, Arthur; Sheldon, Ellen; Sheldon, Coral; Lancaster; Gloria
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, 1954

Open camping ground, inland from the beach.
Photographer: Mr Arthur Sheldon

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