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Digital Photograph - Boy & Girl on Southbank, with City Behind Them, Melbourne, 1981 Image Reg. No: MM 110967

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This photograph shows Pablo and Pamela Diaz on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne, 1981.The Diaz family emigrated from Chile to escape the political regime there. Their mother Alicia was trying to take photographs to send to her mother in Chile, to show her their new city. She and her husband Eduardo took the children to the city and found this spot on the Yarra. It is where Crown Casino is now. There was a dirt road by the side of the river. Pablo is wearing a green ribbon for a race that he came third in. The Melbourne Central Business District and Queensbridge are visible in the background.
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Boy and girl standing on the southern bank of the Yarra River, with the city behind them. They are standing on gravel.

This photograph shows Pablo and Pamela Diaz on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne, 1981. Their mother Alicia was trying to take photographs to send to her mother in Chile, to show her their new city. She and her husband Eduardo took the children to the city and found this spot on the Yarra. It is where Crown Casino is now. There was a dirt road by the side of the river. Pablo is wearing a green ribbon for a race that he came third in. The Melbourne Central Business District and Queensbridge are visible in the background.
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, cityscapes
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: Diaz, Pablo; Diaz, Pamela
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Yarra River, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1981

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

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