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Digital Photograph - Two Men on Horseback Droving Sheep, Gippsland, circa 1916-1918 Reg. No: MM 110889
- This photograph shows John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor, on the road droving sheep, Gippsland, circa 1916-1918. He and the photographer Dr. Pern had been in business together. They were raising sheep and cattle and rented St Margaret's Island to graze their live-stock over summer. According to the family: 'Live-stock were very cheap. When World War I broke out, the price of stock went up and they made a lot of money. Because J. J. knew the area so well, he was sent into the hills during World War I to look out for the German 'invasion' which was rumoured to be planned from the coast.'
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:
- Two men with their horses, droving sheep down a road. One man is on horse-back and the other is standing by his horse's head. They have their backs to the photographer.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
|Tagged with:||agriculture, farm animals, sheep, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, bushfires|
|Themes this item is part of:||Recurring History of Bushfires in Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Animal Husbandry|
|Inscriptions:||on the road' / c.1916-17-18|
|People Depicted:||O'Connor, John Joseph|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1916-1918|
|Photographer:||Dr Sydney Pern
Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.