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Digital Photograph - Girl Dressed for First Communion with Mother, Midway Migrant Hostel, Maribyrnong, 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 110745

Black and white photograph showing Irene Jerzyk preparing for her First Communion at Midway Migrant Hostel in Maribyrnong in 1950, with her mother Janina. The Jerzyk family immigrated to Australia as part of the Displaced Persons Scheme from Poland. They were Polish Catholics.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Girl dressed for First Communion, in white dress and veil with her mother. She is holding a candle, a picture and a draw-string purse. Her mother is wearing a dress and a long coat. They are standing in front of a palm tree.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Karen Micallef, 2006
Contributed by Ms Karen Micallef
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: celebrations, families, immigration, religions christianity, rituals
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
People Depicted: Jerzyk, Irene; Jerzyk, Janina
Organisations Depicted: Maribyrnong Migrant Hostel
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia, 1950

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the age of the girl in this photograph who was born in 1941.
Photographer: Unknown

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