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Digital Photograph - Extended Family & Friends at Catholic & Protestant Wedding, Saint Patrick's Cathedral Side Chapel, East Melbourne, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 110488

Description Of Content:
Extended family and friends gathered outside the side entrance of a cathedral at a wedding. There are two bridesmaids in white dresses with green sashes in the centre, with four other women wearing hats to the right, talking.

This photograph shows the wedding party at David Meale and Marisa Crusi's wedding, East Melbourne, 17th December, 1960. It includes David's father, William Thomas 'Tom' Meale. David's wedding to Marisa Crusi was an Italian-Australian wedding. Marisa Crusi is Italian, and they married at St Patrick's Cathedral. David isn't Catholic. He remembers 'Archbishop Mannix wouldn't allow mixed marriages in front of the altar.' They were married in a side chapel 'which was still pretty grand'. They chose St Patrick's because it had a side chapel that they could use. 'If they had used a suburban church they would have had to have used the vestry.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

More information

Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Weddings
Tertiary Classification: bridal parties
People Depicted: Meale, William Thomas (Tom); Meale, David; Meale, Robin; Meale, Lindsey; Crusi, Alice; other people unknown
Organisations Depicted: St Patrick's Cathedral
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 Dec 1960

Place Depicted Notes: Corner of Gisborne Street and Cathedral Place.
Photographer: Unknown

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: unknown family friend.

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