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Digital Photograph - View of Yarra River & Richmond from Darling Street, South Yarra, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 110501

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A view of the Yarra River, with a group of people standing around a car with a speed boat on a trailer parked on the river bank. On the opposite side, in Richmond, factories and warehouses are visible. A boat is on the river.

This photograph shows the Yarra River from South Yarra, at the bottom of Darling Street, looking over at Richmond, in 1952. This was before the Eastern Freeway was constructed. A tour boat is visible on the Yarra. The photographer, David Meale, took the photograph from the hill above. The people, car and boat are unknown to him. He remembers it was 'a very fancy American convertible and boat, quite unusual for the time.' The photographer was on holidays with his aunt and uncle who lived in Darling Street.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Melbourne
Tertiary Classification: rivers
Inscriptions: On the Yarra, Melbourne 1952.
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1952

Place Depicted Notes: Looking across the Yarra River to Richmond.
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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