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Digital Photograph - Two Men & Tomato Plants, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 111011

Black and white photograph showing Ivan Kucan and a friend with their tomato plants, at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950.

According to Ivan Kucan'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. The first two years in Australia, they lived in migrant camps in Bonegilla and Benalla. The men had to work off the cost of their passage in a contract to the government. When their contracts were completed, Ivan Kucan and a group of his friends joined together to buy land and help each other build their own houses in Newport.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Two men crouching, picking tomatoes in a tomato patch.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Larysa Kucan, 2006
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: gardening, migrants, vegetables
Themes this item is part of: Post World War II Immigration in Photographs, Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Kuscan, Ivan; unknown man
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1950

Source of Date Depicted: Family knowledge.
Photographer: Unknown

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