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Digital Photograph - Girl outside Rafferty's Newsagent, Essendon, 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 110857

Description Of Content:
A young girl with curly hair and wearing shorts, standing in the doorway of a newsagent. There are newspaper headline pages in wire frames in front of her- 'Australian Post' and 'The Sun'.

This photograph shows Rafferty's Newsagent, in Fletcher Street Essendon, 3 November 1958, with a local little girl Beth in the doorway. The photographer Judy Archer remembers: 'Beth's parents ran the local bakery in Napier Street, and in those days all the shop owners knew each other, so Beth would wander down the street to say hello.' This newsagent is where Judy used to work from February 1956 agent to June 1959 - she started there at age 14 when she left school.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Judy Archer, 2006
Contributed by Ms Judy Archer
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: napier, cooper
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Newsagents
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
Inscriptions: Beth outside shop 3rd November 1958
People Depicted: Murdoch, Beth
Organisations Depicted: Rafferty's Newsagent
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 03 Nov 1958
Photographer: Ms Judy Archer

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