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Digital Photograph - Woman Holding Dog Next to Convertible Car, Near Yachts, Black Rock, 1946 Image Reg. No: MM 110904

Sepia photograph showing Patricia Von Sonnewald with her dogs at Black Rock beach, 1946.

Patricia, a Maori woman, had migrated to Australia from New Zealand at the age of 15. At the time that this photograph was taken, Patricia had recently married Henrick Von Sonnewald. Henrick took this photograph on a Saturday morning. Patricia is standing by their car, with her English setter dogs. The yacht club are 'out' sailing in the background.

Patricia remembers: 'Henrick used a Zeiss Icon Super Ikonta camera - the best camera around.' Henrick had fled Germany before World War II, dismayed by the Nazi movement. He arrived in Australia to represent his uncle's precision machine factory on the eve of World War II and was promptly interned at Tatura for the next five years.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original sepia print.
Description Of Content:
View of woman on a beach holding a dog, standing by a car. A small group are watching yachts on the water nearby. Behind is a river channel with a boat on it, a pier and then behind this there are about twenty small yachts in the sea and up on the beach, with people standing in the shallows.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Patricia Morgan, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Patricia Morgan
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: beaches, boats, channels, dogs, domestic animals, motor cars, piers, yachts, houses
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: excursions & outings
People Depicted: Sonnewald, Patricia
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Black Rock Yacht Club, Black Rock, Victoria, Australia, 1946

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Mr Henrick Von Sonnewald

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