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Digital Photograph - Christening, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Port Melbourne, circa 1969 Image Reg. No: MM 110587

Black and white photograph showing a Lhuede family christening at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Port Melbourne, circa 1969.

Kate Lhuede believes that her family was probably waiting in line to christen Michael, her brother, after another christening. Kate's aunt was a nun, and came to visit from Perth for the occasion. The children were wearing sheepskin hats. The church was St Joseph's in Bay Street, Port Melbourne and is now deconsecrated.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
A christening in a church, with a couple holding a baby at far left. The couple are being handed a candle by a priest. To the centre, there are three women, the one in the middle in a nun's habit, and three infant girls. All the females are wearing hats. There is a religious statue in the background, at left.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Kate Lhuede, 2006
Contributed by Miss Kate Lhuede
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: celebrations, christenings, churches, families, religions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: ceremonies
People Depicted: Lipsett, Margaret; Lhuede, Elizabeth; Lhuede, Gabrielle ('Gabby'); Lhuede, Nick; Lhuede, Kate
Organisations Depicted: St Joseph's Catholic Church, Port Melbourne
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1969

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate based on the ages of her family in the photograph.
Photographer: Unknown


Robert Winduss Posted on 18 Dec 2010 10:03 AM
St. Joseph's Church is in Rouse Street Port Melbourne (since 1882) and is still the centre of an active parish in 2010.
peter russo Posted on 31 Mar 2012 7:55 AM
The church was St Joseph's Port Melbourne, corner Rouse & Stokes street.

St Josephs school stood on corner Rouse and Bay street, but disappeared in the late 60s.

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