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Digital Photograph - Wife, First Baby, New Austin Atlantic Convertible Car & Dog Outside Family Home, Elwood, 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 110907

Description Of Content:
Mother holding baby, by the new Austin A90 Atlantic convertible with the poodle, outside the family home.

This photograph shows Patricia Von Sonnewald holding her baby Rebecca Tira, in front of her and her husband's new car, an Austin Atlantic, Elwood, 1950. Patricia remembers Henrick took a photograph of the new car, his poodle, his wife and his new baby all in the one photograph, outside their house in Dryden Street, 'All his possessions lined up in a row.' When their baby Tira was born, Henrick turned up to Margaret Coles Hospital with a new convertible sports car, an Austin Atlantic, to surprise Patricia. After he took her home, they had lunch and he took Patricia out to learn to drive it.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Patricia Morgan, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Patricia Morgan
Discipline: History

More information

Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: motor cars
People Depicted: Sonnewald, Patricia; Sonnewald, Rebecca Tira
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Elwood, Victoria, Australia, 1950

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


Adam Francis Posted on 13 Jan 2010 11:03 AM
This is a fantastic photo of not an A40 but a 1949 Austin A90 Atlantic. The car has had some 'extra' bits of chrome and bright ware added to the front half. I have two of these cars, which are restored, and would be happy to verify my comments. Thanks for sharing it. Adam
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Jan 2010 4:24 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Adam, thanks for the comment and feedback. We have checked this out with one of our History and Technology Curators and you're right! We will make the necessary changes to the website.
staven Posted on 24 Jan 2010 9:02 PM
how to use the car engine
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 Jan 2010 2:29 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Staven. Are you hoping to rebuild or repair a broken engine? I would suggest that you contact the Austin Healey Owners' Club of Victoia for further advice http://www.healeyvic.com.au/
Ilona Posted on 10 Sep 2012 8:35 AM
This is Hendrick's 2nd child, his first born is a son, Randall. Tira is the first born for Patricia.

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