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- A Place & Date Depicted Pascoe Vale, Australia
Digital Photograph - Rita Piggott in School Uniform, First Day at School, Pasco Vale, circa 1937 Reg. No: MM 110599
- Description Of Content:
- A girl in school uniform standing outside front porch of home. The uniform is a skirt and blazer.
This photograph shows Rita Piggott on her first day at school, in the front garden of her family home in Pascoe Vale, circa 1937. She was preparing to walk to Pascoe Vale State School. The photo was taken by her father, William (Bill) Piggot, grandfather of the donor.
The house is no longer standing, as it was compulsorily acquired for the Bell Street Exit of the Tullamarine Freeway. The family were very shocked to be losing their home. Elsie and William (Bill) Piggott had come to the area from Port Fairy during the Depression and spent their lives building this security. When the house was acquired they were not given enough money to buy another home and had to borrow money from their daughter Rita to buy another home.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mrs Susan Sutton, 2006
- Contributed by Mrs Susan Sutton
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Primary & Secondary Schools|
|Inscriptions:||(Printed on verso) POST CARD / correspondence / address only / KODAK AUSTRALIA|
|People Depicted:||Piggott, Rita Gwendoline|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1937
Source of Date Depicted: Based on the age of the child in this photograph, who was born in 1933.
|Photographer:||Mr Bill Piggott
Grandfather of the donor and father of the girl in the photograph.