Digital Photograph - Crowd at Returned Services League Picnic, Dandenong Ranges, 1948-1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110808

Black and white photograph showing a Returned and Services League sports day and picnic at Silvan Reservoir in the Dandenong Ranges, in 1948 or 1949.

The Beedles family took part in this picnic. Russell Beedles remembers his mother Anne Beedles had been playing tennis and his father Jack had been playing cricket at the picnic. His mother is sitting in the middle of the group, and is wearing sunglasses. According to his family, 'Jack Beedles would have been a member of the RSL because of his military service in New Guinea during World War II.'
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
A crowd of about 18 men, women and children sitting on the ground on rugs at a picnic. There is a wire fence, tennis court with women playing tennis, parked cars and a forest behind them. A teapot and paper used to wrap food is sitting on the ground in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Russell Beedles, 2006
Contributed by Mr Russell Beedles
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: families, picnics picnicking, recreation, returned services, tennis, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War II in Photographs, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Veterans
Tertiary Classification: social functions
People Depicted: Beedles, Anne
Organisations Depicted: Returned and Services League, Victoria
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia, 1948-1949

Place Depicted Notes: Possibly Silvan Reservoir.
Source of Date Depicted: Also contributor's memory.
Photographer: Mr Jack Beedles

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