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Digital Photograph - Mother, Boy & Girl Looking in Milk Bar Front Windows, Moonee Ponds, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110851

Description Of Content:
Mother, boy and girl looking in the front windows of a milk bar.

This photograph shows the Atkinson family looking in a shop window, 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. The family remembers: 'This was 'another' milk bar in Moonee Ponds. The 'opposition'.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Joan Kimberley, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Joan Kimberley
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: milk bars, migrants, shops, retailing, brunswick houses
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
People Depicted: Atkinson, Doris; Atkinson, Joan; Atkinson, Geoffrey
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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