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- A Place & Date Depicted Newport, Australia
Digital Photograph - Four Men Helping Each Other Build a House, Newport, 1951 Reg. No: MM 111021
- Black and white photograph showing Ivan Kucan and friends in work gear, building a house in Newport, 1951.
According to the 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 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:
- Four men standing in front of a work bench with a clamp out in the open. The two to the right are wearing overalls. To the right are building materials and a tree. In the background buildings can be seen.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Ms Larysa Kucan, 2006
- Contributed by Ms Larysa Kucan
|Tagged with:||building materials, building sites, construction sites, friendships, houses, migrants, water transport|
|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:||BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION|
|Secondary Classification:||Residential Buildings|
|Tertiary Classification:||home building|
|People Depicted:||Kucan, Ivan; other people unknown|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1951
Source of Date Depicted: Family knowledge.