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Digital Photograph - Boy Posing on Bonnet of Ford 'Prefect' Car, Yarra Boulevard, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 110793

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing Russell Beedles with the new family car, a Ford 'Prefect', at the Yarra Boulevard, 1957.

Russell Beedles had been practicing reverse parking in Kew for his drivers licence. He was aged 18. Russell remembers his family 'waited till he was 18, then the entire family took driving lessons and bought a car. They couldn't afford a car right away and saved up for it.' Russell turning 18 was the incentive to get the car. It was his second year of university.
Description:
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
A youth posing on the bonnet of a car parked on the side of a curving road. The youth has his foot up on the bumper bar. At left are houses on a steep embankment, with many trees. At right is a footpath and fence.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Russell Beedles, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr Russell Beedles
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: bonnets, education, motor cars, motoring, prefect
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor cars
Inscriptions: Russell Beedles With the family's new Ford 'Prefect' On the Boulevard at Kew to practice reverse parking. 1957 Photographer: Anne Beedles.
People Depicted: Beedles, Russell
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1957
Photographer: Mrs Anne Beedles

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