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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Indigenous Man with a Bridled Horse, circa 1910 Reg. No: MM 111186
- Description Of Content:
- An Indigenous man with a bridled grey horse. Another horse grazes in the background.
This photograph shows 'Combo' George of Holden Brothers Circus, probably bridling a horse, circa 1910. He was wearing moleskins and the shirt of a 'buck-jumper'. Other photographs show him working extensively with horses. The location is unknown. Melba Ryan remembers: 'He is dressed as a buck-jumper, 'cow-boy' inspired shirt and moleskins.' This photograph was taken circa 1910, well before Melba was born. She is not sure that he was a performer, but she is only going on stories she was told. ''Combo' was his nickname, because he did everything. You took whoever wanted to come along to the circus. Most circuses employed Aboriginal men at this time, it wouldn't have been unusual to have them working with you.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
|Tagged with:||holden brothers circus|
|Themes this item is part of:||Holden Brothers Circus, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Secondary Classification:||Performing Arts - Circuses|
|People Depicted:||'Combo' George|
|Organisations Depicted:||Holden Brothers Circus|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.