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Digital Photograph - Family Gardening in Backyard, near Water Tank, Ringwood East, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 111045

Black and white photograph showing the Ellerbock family and friends in the back yard of the Ellerbock home in Ringwood East, 1956. The family remembers that at this time Ringwood East was still largely rural. This photograph was taken on a Sunday afternoon, when the family was working on the garden, house and sheds. John Ellerbock is holding a rake in the garden which he has recently edged.

Ringwood East wasn't on mains water at this time, and the rain water tank which provided the Ellerbock's water is visible at left. The open paddocks show how rural the area still was at that time. The Ellerbock family immigrated from Upper Austria to Australia in 1955. A house can be seen in the background, which was the home where the family stayed from July 1955 to May 1956 when they first arrived in Australia. This house was arranged by their immigration sponsors. Mr Ellerbock was naturalised in 1961.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Man in swimming shorts and no shirt with a rake, standing in front of five children and two women, in a garden. A water tank is behind them. At left is the corner of a house witih the steps and verandah, and at right is the corner of a shed.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Ingrid Cuttiford, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Ingrid Cuttiford
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: domestic environment, families, gardening, rakes, water tanks
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
People Depicted: Ellerbock, Ingrid; Ellerbock, Anna jnr; Ellerbock, Anna snr; Ellerbock John snr; Smith, Marie; other people unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Ringwood East, Victoria, Australia, 1956

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother.
Photographer: Unknown

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