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Digital Photograph - Boy Playing in Wheelbarrow, Front Garden, Essendon, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110830

Description Of Content:
An infant boy playing in a wheel-barrow in the front garden.

This photograph shows Peter Oakes aged 3, at Lyon Street Essendon, 1949. Peter is playing in a wheelbarrow in the front garden of the family home. His grandparents Albert and Eva Oakes owned or rented this house in Essendon. After World War II, Frank and Penny Oakes and their son Peter moved into the house with Frank's parents and Frank's sister Sybil. They lived together because of the post World War II housing shortage, and also because Frank, Penny and Sybil needed help starting out, after Frank and Sylvia returned from their War service.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Margaret Swan, 2006
Contributed by Ms Margaret Swan
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Play
Tertiary Classification: gardens
Inscriptions: Lyon Street Essendon 1949 Peter Oakes aged 3.
People Depicted: Oakes, Peter
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1949
Photographer: Albert Oakes

Photographer Notes: The contributor thinks that the photographer is probably Albert Oakes.

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