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Digital Photograph - Charles Nuttall Feeding 'Kangaroo' Dog, St Margaret Island, 1910-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 110875

Summary:
This photograph shows the artist Charles Nuttall feeding a 'kangaroo' dog at St Margaret Island, circa 1920.

The O'Connor family leased the island for a period of time in the early 20th century to graze their cattle in the summer. There was only one shack on the island, however the O'Connors would invite friends and family to visit over the summer. The family remembers: 'Charles Nuttall and many other wonderful people used to come down to the Island and 'camp', but being gentlemen they remained beautifully turned out as Charles is in this image with a 'kangaroo dog'. They used the dogs to hunt kangaroos on the island.' Charles Nuttall would come with his friend Dr Sewell. The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the donor's family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.
Description Of Content:
Man in suit with no jacket, feeding a dog by hand in tea tree scrub.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: bull arab history, making history - st margaret island
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Hunting
Tertiary Classification: hunting dogs
Inscriptions: Charles Nutall & Kangaroo Dog
People Depicted: Old Lion (The Dog)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Saint Margaret Island, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1920
Photographer: Dr Sydney Pern

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.
Person Depicted: Mr Charles Nuttall, Victoria, Australia, (1910 - 1920)

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