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Digital Photograph - Two Families Sharing House, Eating Dinner, Dining Room, Footscray, 1977 Image Reg. No: MM 110973

Summary:
This photograph shows Maureen and Miguel Poncell, Pablo and Eduardo Diaz, in their shared dining room in Footscray, 1977. Miguel and Maureen Poncell had emigrated from Chile at the same time as Eduardo and Alicia Diaz, and they became good friends at the Midway Migrant Hostel. They moved in together to a house in Footscray after they left the hostel. Maureen was pregnant with her first child, and her hands are just visible to the left. The Poncell family later moved to Alphington. This photograph was probably taken at Christmas time. The Diaz family had been in Australia for three years, having emigrated from Chile to escape the political regime there.
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Two men, boy eating dinner at a circular kitchen table. A woman's hands are just visible to the left.

This photograph shows Maureen and Miguel Poncell, Pablo and Eduardo Diaz, in their shared dining room in Footscray, 1977. Miguel and Maureen Poncell had emigrated from Chile at the same time as Eduardo and Alicia Diaz, and they became good friends at the Midway Migrant Hostel. They moved in together to a house in Footscray after they left the hostel. Maureen was pregnant with her first child, and her hands are just visible to the left. The Poncell family later moved to Alphington. This photograph was probably taken at Christmas time. The Diaz family had been in Australia for 3 years, having 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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: meals
People Depicted: Poncell, Maureen; Poncell, Miguel; Diaz, Pablo; Diaz, Eduardo
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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