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Postcard - Mordialloc, the Creek, To J. B. Scott from Marion Flinn, Mordialloc, 28 Dec 1904 Document Reg. No: HT 29038

Summary:
Postcard featuring black and white image of Mordialloc creek 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.
Description:
Black and white postcard, with image of the creek in Mordialloc. Hand writing around image. Reverse side with hand written address and date stamp. Stamps were 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: 92 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: landscape

More information

Tagged with: postcards, rural victoria, correspondence, scottish communities, scottish immigration, rivers, rural landscapes
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: Mordialloc - The Creek (looking east).

Handwritten text: Mordialloc 28.12.04
'My dear Cousin
the English mail is not yet delivered so i cannot say what there may be for me. Any how I can send a card of this place and let you see what it is like. We are all going for a row on this creek as soon as I am done. it is a lovely spot and combines the beauties of both country and seaside. the children & Aunties are trying the water. Jennie will write soon and tell the girls all the news. With much love to you all. Believe me yours Marion'

Mr J. B. Scott
12 Hillview
Paisley
Scotland
Sender: Marion Flinn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Dec 1904
Addressed To: Mr James Scott, Paisley, Scotland, 28 Dec 1904

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