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Digital Photograph - Girl in Braids Standing with Bicycle in Garden, Colac, 1936 Image Reg. No: MM 111002

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Girl in Braids and School Tunic Standing with Bicycle, Colac Botanical Gardens.

This photograph shows Jean Doig at Colac Botanic Gardens, 1936. The Doig family lived in Colac, and used the Gardens for bike rides. Jean remembers that she 'rode the bike to school, riding to and from home for lunch, and then home after school. Her school day started at 9.00, she had 3/4 of an hour for lunch and went home at 4.00. Colac High School didn't have a formal school uniform, the girls just wore a navy tunic and white blouse. The bike was a Hartley 'free-wheeler'. You could hold the pedals and glide along, but if you pressed back on the pedals it would brake.' The bicycle was bought for Jean when she was about 12 and ready to go to High School. It was given to her new by her parents, bought from the local bike shop in Colac. She was delighted. The bicycle was later handed down to her sister Alison, and is in image MM111003.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Jean Gaze, 2006
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Cycles
Tertiary Classification: bicycle riding
Inscriptions: Reverse of photograph: 'Jean 1936 I think'
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1936
Photographer: Unknown

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