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Digital Photograph - Man, Woman & Two Girls Outside Home, Newport, 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 111016

Black and white photograph showing the Kucan family in front of their house, Newport, 1953.

According to the Kucan family, in 1949 the Kucans 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 the Ukraine. During 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. After their contract was finished, Ivan and a group of five friends came to Melbourne looking for land on which to build their homes. They all purchased land in the same street in Newport and helped each other build their homes.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Man, woman and two girls outside a weatherboard house. The man is wearing glasses and has his shirt sleeves rolled up.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Larysa Kucan, 2006
Contributed by Ms Larysa Kucan
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: backyards, domestic environment, families, houses, migrants
Themes this item is part of: Post World War II Immigration in Photographs, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Kucan, Anna; Kucan, Ivan; Kucan, Larysa; Kucan, Marika
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1953

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the age of the youngest child in this photograph, who was born in 1949.
Photographer: Unknown

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