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Digital Photograph - Boy Crowned 'King for a Day', Celebrating his 4th Birthday, Footscray Day Nursery, 1977 Image Reg. No: MM 110964

Summary:
This photograph shows Pablo Diaz's 4th birthday party at Footscray Day Nursery, 1977. His mother Alicia was doing an intensive English course in Collins street, and Pablo needed care at creche. The tradition was that the child whose birthday it was, would be 'King for the day' and wore a crown and a cape. Alicia was able to be there to take this photograph on his special day. The Diaz family had newly emigrated from Chile to escape the political regime there.
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Young boy in a pinkish red cape and crown, sitting on a chair in the middle of the room of a creche. There are streamers from the ceiling.

This photograph shows Pablo Diaz's 4th birthday party at Footscray Day Nursery, 1977. His mother Alicia was doing an intensive English course in Collins street, and Pablo needed care at creche. The tradition was that the child whose birthday it was, would be 'King for the day' and wore a crown and a cape. Alicia was able to be there to take this photograph on his special day. The Diaz family had newly emigrated from Chile to escape the political regime there.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Alicia Diaz, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Alicia Diaz
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: chilean communities, chilean immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: child care
People Depicted: Diaz, Pablo; other children unknown
Organisations Depicted: Footscray Day Nursery
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 1977

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Ms Alicia Diaz

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