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Postcard - Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, To Anna Scott from Marion Flinn, Melbourne, 5 Jan 1904 Document Reg. No: HT 29000

Postcard featuring sepia image looking down Elizabeth Street Melbourne and includes a handwritten message.

It is one of sixty seven postcards dated from the 5 January 1904 to 16 April 1907, all addressed to James Baird Scott and his family living in Paisley, Scotland. Fifty three of the cards are sent from Victoria, Australia, by Marion Flinn and her family and feature Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, scenes from Victoria and New South Wales. Fourteen postcards are sent from various international locations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Singapore and western Europe apparently by extended members of James Baird's family either holidaying or working.
Black and white postcard, with round image of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Street scene with horse carriages. Hand writing around the image.Reverse side with hand written address and date stamp. Stamp was removed.
Statement Of Significance:
This collection of early 20th century postcards provides an invaluable pictorial record of urban and rural landscapes in Melbourne,Victoria and New South Wales. It also captures the social and political attitudes and observations of one Melbourne family, relating to domestic and social life, literature, politics, and Australian culture. Themes such as nationalism, the postiion of women and prejudices surrounding Aboriginal Australians, global shipping and communication are also referenced by both the visual iconography and the commentary on the postcards.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Moreen Shields, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89 mm (Height), 139 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: landscape

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Tagged with: postcards, civic life, correspondence, scottish communities, scottish immigration, urban landscapes, streetscapes, melbourne landmarks, streets
Themes this item is part of: Marion Scott Flinn, Second Generation Scottish Migrant, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Postal
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed: Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

Handwritten text: 37 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5th Jan 1904
'My dear Anna, your father asked me to send Nettie or you a postcard from Australia, and I am sending Nettie and you one each. After this I shall send you cards turn about and if by any chance I should forget which got the last & should send two to the same little cousin running will you first tell me and I shall send the dear little maiden whom I have missed a double share. You know Anna, mothers do forget sometimes for their heads are so full of new dresses and pinnies, and such big holes to mend and darn and such lots of dinners to cook and rooms to clean and clothes to wash and mangle and iron that it is a wonder our heads do not grow as big as a dome, and so that is why we forget sometimes. On Nettie's card you enter Melbourne from the West while in yours it is the South entrance over the Queen's bridge. I shall send you views of the Swanston St entrance over Princess bridge and then you will not lose your way when you come. kindest love to mother and Baby brother and of yourself from cousin Marion'

Miss Anna Scott
No. 3 Macintyre Place
Sender: Marion Flinn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 Jan 1904
Addressed To: Anna Scott, Scotland, 5 Jan 1904

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