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Digital Photograph - Girls in Diving Position in Canvas Wading Pool, Backyard, Bentleigh East, 1969 Image Reg. No: MM 110843

Black and white photograph featuring Bernadette and Jennie Liddell playing in their canvas wading pool with neighbour Janice Nichols, in the backyard of their home in Bentleigh East, 1969. The Liddell family set their wading pool up to 'splash around in' on hot summer days. Bernadette and Janice are on mock starting blocks, pretending they are ready to dive into the pool, while Jennie acts as the starter.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Two girls in a mock 'starter's pose', ready to dive into a canvas wading pool, with another girl acting as 'starter', with her had in the air. The back of a house is visible.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Bernadette Iddles, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Bernadette Iddles
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: backyards, children s play, leisure, pools, water, friends
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Play
Tertiary Classification: pools
Original Caption: Children and back yard wading pool
Inscriptions: A KODAK PAPER C250
People Depicted: Liddell, Bernadette; Nichols, Janice; Liddell, Jennie
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia, 1969
Photographer: Mrs Eileen Liddell


Janice Collins Posted on 07 Jan 2015 12:41 PM
What a wonderful photo, i do not remember it being taken but remember lots of fun in the canvas wading pool. Our family had one too. I lived across the road from Bernadette. Thanks for sharing it Bernadette. :)
Janice Collins (nee nicholls)

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