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Digital Photograph - Boy & Girl Sitting Outside Wantirna General Store, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110848

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Young boy and girl sitting on the steps of a 'fibro' building, with a sign saying 'Wantirna General Store'.

This photograph shows Joan and Geoffrey Atkinson sitting outside Wantirna General Store, 1949. When the Atkinson family arrived from England they shopped around to buy a business. The Atkinson family's mother and father had given them some start-up money, 1000 pounds to buy a business. Unfortunately the young couple struggled and eventually bowed out of the business having learnt a hard lesson. They ended up moving to Gippsland when Cliff Atkinson found employment with the Gas & Fuel Corporation. This was one milk bar they considered. Here the children are sitting on the front step occupying their time while the parents made huge life decisions.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Joan Kimberley, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Joan Kimberley
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: General Stores
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
People Depicted: Atkinson, Joan; Atkinson, Geoffrey
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Wantirna, Victoria, Australia, 1949

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the date that the family immigrated to Australia.
Photographer: Mr Cliff Atkinson

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