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- A Place & Date Depicted Port Melbourne, Australia
Digital Photograph - Boy & Two Women on P & O Liner, 'Orontes', Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1952 Reg. No: MM 110505
- Description Of Content:
- Two women and a boy, dressed for an outing, standing on the deck of a passenger liner. The boy in the centre is wearing pants, a short sleeved shirt and tie.
This photograph shows Phyllis McCrea, David Meale and Mrs Ross (first name unknown) on board the 'SS Orontes', at Station Pier, 1952. David Meale had gone with his aunt and uncle to farewell a family friend at Station Pier. He remembers he 'was 15 and dressed up for the occasion. His aunt was even more dressed up.' He says dressing formally was 'the thing to do' when you were seeing people off on an overseas voyage.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
- Contributed by Mr David Meale
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Auntie Phyllis (Phyllis McCrea), me, (David Meale) Mrs Ross (the secretary of the company) on the Orontes Melbourne 1952.|
|People Depicted:||McCrea, Phyllis; Meale, David; Ross, Mrs (surname unknown)|
|Organisations Depicted:||SS Orontes; Pacific & Orient Lines; Station Pier; Port of Melbourne|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1952|
Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.