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Digital Photograph - Shopkeeper Serving Behind Counter at Family Milk Bar, Moonee Ponds, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 110854

Description Of Content:
Female shop-owner serving four young girls from behind the counter at a family milk bar.

This show photograph shows Doris Atkinson in 1949 serving behind the counter of the Moonee Ponds milk bar she and her husband purchased only six weeks after migrating from England. According to the family: '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.'
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: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: interiors
People Depicted: Atkinson, Doris; unknown children
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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