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Digital Photograph - Mother & Daughter on 'Moon Seat', Photo Studio, Luna Park, St Kilda, 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 110908

Description Of Content:
Portrait photograph of a mother and daughter sitting on the 'Moon Seat' back drop, Luna Park.

This novelty photograph shows Patricia Von Sonnewald with her daughter Rebecca Tira, aged 3 years old at Luna Park, on the 'Moon Seat', 1953. Patricia remembers 'The children always wanted to go to Luna Park.' Henrick Von Sonnewald, Patricia's husband and Rebecca Tira's father, had passed away a year ago. Patricia and Henrick had been in a car accident. Patricia had only just come out of hospital after a year's recuperation when she took Rebecca Tira to Luna Park.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Patricia Morgan, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Patricia Morgan
Discipline: History

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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; Sonnewald, Rebecca Tira
Organisations Depicted: Luna Park
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1953

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Unknown

Photographer Notes: The photographer is believed to be the in-house Luna Park photographer.


Carole Sarvis Posted on 25 Aug 2013 10:38 PM
I can remember my sister and I having our photo taken on the Moon seat in about 1947 and I still have the photo. I was aged about 4 years and it was my first photo with my hair cut in a bob. My mother had brought us over from Launceston, Tasmania, so that she could take my sister to a medical specialist. We stayed with an aunt, Mrs S.E. Treloar, in Peel Street, Kew.

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