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Digital Photograph - Girl in School Uniform and Hat, Standing with Bicycle near Shed, Backyard, Colac, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 111003

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Girl in School Uniform and Hat, Standing with Bicycle, in the Backyard.

This photograph shows Alison Doig in 1940, with the same bike as in image MM111002, a Hartley 'free-wheeler'. The bicycle was a hand-me-down from her sister Jean. Alison was dressed in the Colac High School Uniform, with a hat, blazer, shirt, tunic in Navy blue. Her school bag was on the back of the bike, tied onto a luggage carrier. The photograph was taken in the backyard of the family house in Colac. According to her sister Jean: 'The shed in the background was on the west fence. It was open in the middle, and the family stored fire wood there. Behind where Alison is standing, there was a trellis that covered old pan system toilet. When the Doigs moved in, they replaced the toilet with a flushing system. At the northern side of the shed there was a large room that contained the garden tools, a work bench, a high shelf for dangerous things like petrol, oil, etc.' When Jean was a child the shed 'held bags of wheat to feed the chooks. Mum and Dad gave chooks up fairly early. Life was too busy.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Jean Gaze, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: school uniforms
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: 'Alison, 1940'
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1940
Photographer: Unknown

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