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- A Place & Date Depicted Moonee Ponds, Australia
Digital Photograph - Mother, Boy & Girl Looking in Milk Bar Front Windows, Moonee Ponds, 1949 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
|Tagged with:||milk bars, migrants, shops, retailing|
|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|