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Digital Photograph - Four Men on Princes Bridge, Flinders Street Station in Background, Melbourne 1951 Image Reg. No: MM 111007

Black and white photograph showing Ivan Kucan and friends on Princes Bridge, Melbourne, with Flinders Street Station in background, 1951.

According to Ivan's family, in 1949 the Kucan family migrated to Australia as displaced persons after World War II. They had stayed in a displaced persons camp in Austria for four years but their country of origin was Ukraine. During the first two years in Australia, they lived in migrant camps at Bonegilla and Benalla. The men had to work off the cost of their passage in a contract to the government. After two years of working off their passage Ivan Kucan and five migrant friends came down to Melbourne to purchase land to build homes.The men joined together to buy land and help each other build their own houses in the same street in Newport.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Four men walking on Princes Bridge, with Flinders Street Station and city buildings in the background. Gas lamps on the bridge are at left. A car is on St Kilda Road at right.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Larysa Kucan, 2006
Contributed by Ms Larysa Kucan
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: bridges, cities, migrants, flinders st station
Themes this item is part of: Post World War II Immigration in Photographs, Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Melbourne
Tertiary Classification: street life
Inscriptions: Kucan
People Depicted: Nytchenko, Mr (first name unknown); Howko, Mr (first name unknown); Konuisko, Mr (first name unknown)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951

Source of Date Depicted: Family knowledge.
Photographer: Unknown

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