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- A Place & Date Depicted Yarraville, Australia
Digital Photograph - Boy & Girl Seated, 'Cracking the Eggs', for Greek Easter, Yarraville, 1977 Reg. No: MM 110512
- Description Of Content:
- Boy and girl seated on floor 'cracking the eggs' at Easter. The eggs are dyed pinkish red.
This photograph shows the photographer Andriana Papanastasiou's children 'cracking the eggs' at Easter, Yarraville, 1977. This tradition of dyeing the eggs was a family affair. Andriana remembers 'The idea was to have the strongest egg, one by one cracked all the others until you are the 'winner'. This egg signified luck and prosperity in the coming year.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mrs Andriana Papanastasiou, 2006
- Contributed by Mrs Andriana Papanastasiou
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS|
|Tertiary Classification:||food & drink|
|Inscriptions:||Greek inscription - translated: "Easter 77"|
|People Depicted:||Papanastasiou, George; Papanastasiou, Angela|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1977
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
|Photographer:||Mrs Andriana Papanastasiou|