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Digital Photograph - Man & Woman at Campsite with Tents, Wagon & Tables, Ninety Mile Beach, 1907 Image Reg. No: MM 110877

Summary:
This photograph shows an unknown man and woman at the O'Connor campsite on Ninety Mile Beach, 1907.

The family remembers 'Every year the O'Connors would camp at different spots along Ninety Mile Beach, such as Reeves Beach etc. They would load up the wagon with the table and bed rolls and would pick a spot make camp. Here you can see the dune behind them and their clothes drying on the bushes.'

The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the contributor'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 and woman working at camp site, with tents, wagon and tables.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Camping & Caravanning
Tertiary Classification: campsites
Inscriptions: Camp Easter 1907
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: 90 Mile Beach, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1907
Photographer: Dr Sydney Pern

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.

Comments

Bruce Stephenson Posted on 04 Feb 2013 11:16 PM
have just spent the recent Australia Day weekend at Reeves Beach on the 90 mile Beach. we go there with friends 2 or 3 times a year and love the place. very interesting to see the photo of over 100 years ago. can send you photos we took of the area last week if you are interested.

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