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Digital Photograph - Man, Three Women & Child Having Picnic in Bush, St Margaret Island, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 110901

This photograph shows John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor, his daughter Gray O'Connor, and his adopted son Harold (known as Dibby) and Mrs Beatrice Bodman and her daughter Mollie Bodman having a bush picnic on St Margaret Island, circa 1915.

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:
Man, three women and a child having a picnic, with long grass and scrub behind them.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Hickey, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: 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: Picnicking
Tertiary Classification: eating
People Depicted: O'Connor, John Joseph; O'Connor, Gray; Bodman, Beatrice; Bodman, Mollie; O'Connor, Harold (small boy)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915
Photographer: Dr Sydney Pern

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.


Sally Bodman Posted on 25 May 2011 8:46 AM
The Mrs Bodman in the photograph (Mollie Bodman's mother) was named Beatrice (nee Smallman.

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