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Digital Photograph - O'Connor Children Swimming, St Margaret Island, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 110898

Summary:
This photograph shows Bebe and Gray O'Connor playing in the water with their adopted brother Harold at the jetty on St Margaret Island, circa 1915. Gray is holding Harold.

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 to camp.

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 girls and baby in water in the water by a wooden boat and pier.
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: Play
Tertiary Classification: beaches
People Depicted: O'Connor, Kathleen Lilias ('Bebe'); O'Connor, Harold; O'Connor, Gray
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Saint Margaret Island, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915

Source of Date Depicted: Based on age of girl at left in the photograph who was born in 1906.
Photographer: Dr Sydney Pern

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.

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