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- A Place & Date Depicted Moonee Ponds, Australia
Digital Photograph - Shopkeeper Serving Behind Counter at Family Milk Bar, Moonee Ponds, 1949 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
- 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:||Milk Bars|
|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|