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Digital Photograph - Boy Running Past Shops, Woman & Girl Walking Behind, Moonee Ponds, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110850

Description Of Content:
Boy running past shop windows on the foot-path, with woman and girl walking behind him.

This photograph shows a boy running in front of a row of shops, with Doris and Joan Atkinson walking behind, Moonee Ponds, 1949. After emigrating from England the Atkinson family bought a milk bar in Moonee Ponds, after only six weeks in the country. 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. These were the local shops around the corner from the Atkinson's family milk bar.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Joan Kimberley, 2006
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, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Clothing & Fashion
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
People Depicted: Atkinson, Doris; Atkinson, Joan; unknown boy
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Moonee Ponds, 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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