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Digital Photograph - Woman, Two Boys & Two Girls on Window Sill of New Housing Commission House, West Heidelberg, 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 110792

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A woman, two boys and two girls sitting on the window sill of a brick house. The boy on the left has his elbow on the other boy's shoulder.

This photograph shows Russell Beedles, his mother Anne and his sister Rosemary, with Russell's cousins Elsie and George Duncan. They are outside the Duncan's home, West Heidelberg, 1950. The Duncans lived up the road in a new housing commission house in West Heidelberg. Russell Beedles remembers: "They were thrilled to get the house." The family were new migrants, and had stayed with the Beedles at Waterdale Road for a year. The Beedles sponsored the Duncan family to emigrate. "Anne Beedles put their names down on the waiting list and they were accepted." Frances Duncan is Anne Beedles' (nee Duncan) sister. This photograph was taken on Christmas Day. The Beedles came to visit and have Christmas lunch with the Duncans.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Russell Beedles, 2006
Contributed by Mr Russell Beedles
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: ken smith
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: family gatherings
Inscriptions: Christmas Day Georgie Duncan, Russell, Anne & Rosemary Beedles, Elsie Duncan Out front of Duncan's new Housing Commission home 14 Sullivan Street, West Heidelberg, Melbourne. Monday 25 December 1950 Photographer: George Duncan.
People Depicted: Duncan, Georgie; Beedles, Russell; Beedles, Anne; Beedles, Rosemary; Duncan, Elsie
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 Dec 1950
Photographer: Mr George Duncan

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