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- A Place & Date Depicted Wantirna, Australia
Digital Photograph - Boy & Girl Sitting Outside Wantirna General Store, 1949 Reg. No: MM 110848
- Description Of Content:
- 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
- Contributed by Mrs Joan Kimberley
|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|