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Digital Photograph - 12 Children in Party Hats, Celebrating Rosa Baitz's 4th Birthday, Front Verandah, Essendon, 1926 Image Reg. No: MM 110708

Digital Photograph depicting Rosa Baitz's 4th birthday party, at her family home in Essendon, 1926.

Elias and Rachel Baitz immigrated to Australia from Russia via Africa with their two sons, Alexander and Sam, and Rachel's sister's family the Grosovsky's (Grosby) in 1915. Elias initially went into business with his brother-in-law Moses Grosovsky (Grosby) before the partnership dissolved in 1926. Rosa and another brother Paul were both born after the Baitz family had settled in Australia.

Ralph Grosby, one of Rosa's cousins, was the Australian born son of Russian immigrants Celia and Moses Grosby (Grosovsky). He grew-up to become the owner of the Grosby Shoe Company.

Edward Baitz, one of Rosa's cousins, arrived in Australia from Russia with his parent's, Clifford and Sophie, and sister, Diana, in 1923. He became one of the original owners of C & E Baitz Liqueur.

David Wynn is the son of Sam Wynn of Wynn's wines.
Digital Image
Description Of Content:
Four girls and eight boys on a front verandah of house wearing party hats.

In the back row, left to right: unknown boy (surname Rosenfield), David Wynn, an unknown boy, Sam Baitz; Second row, left to right: Sonia Phillips, unknown girl (surname Rosenfield), Paul Baitz; Front row left to right: unknown girl (surname Rosenfield), unknown boy, Rosa Baitz, Ralph Grosby, Edward Baitz.
Contributed by Mrs Rosa Perlman
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Birthdays
Tertiary Classification: parties
People Depicted: Rosenfield, (first name unknown); Wynn, David; unknown boy; Baitz, Sam; Phillips, Sonia; Baitz, Paul; Rosenfield, (first name unknown); Rosenfield, (first name unknown) ; Baitz, Rosa
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1926
Person Depicted: Sam Baitz, 1926
Person Depicted: Paul Baitz, 1926
Person Depicted: Mrs Rosa Perlman, 1926


Alex Murray Posted on 26 Mar 2012 10:59 AM
I believe the Rosenfield boy and girl depicted in the photograph were siblings of my late grandfather. I know the Rosenfields were living in Essendon in 1924. The boy was probably Geoffrey (born 1920) - he looks older (certainly taller) than the other children - and the girl Zelda (born 1922).
Alex Murray Posted on 26 Mar 2012 11:19 AM
I didn't notice there were 3 Rosenfields when I wrote my original comment. The Rosenfield girl in the second row (second left) was probably Nita or Lorna (both born around 1918) and the Rosenfield in the bottom left was probably Zelda (born 1922).

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