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Photograph - Portrait of a Boy, Ceylon, 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 113757

One of ninety three images from a photograph album brought to Australia by Archibald Gordon Maclaurin when he migrated in 1928. It includes early photos of his pre-migration trips to France, as well as photos he added once in Australia, including photos sent to him by family in England, and images from his migration journey.

The scenery and people depicted in the photograph suggest this image was probably taken by Archie in Ceylon, one of the ports of call on his journey to Australia in 1928.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of a boy standing next to a palm tree. Buildings, palm trees and a garden are shown in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 64 mm (Height), 87 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, portraits, gardens, buildings, children, indigenous peoples, photography, trees, palm trees, travel, travel tourism, british immigration, residences, brought goods, ports of call
Themes this item is part of: Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Indigenous Cultures
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Printed in grey ink on back of photograph: 'VELOX.' [repeated]

Printed in grey ink on back of photograph: 'KODAK PRINT / J 397'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1928
Creator: Archibald Maclaurin, circa 1920s-1930s

Of Album
User: Archibald Maclaurin, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1967

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