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Postcard - Scene on the Goulburn River, To J. B. Scott from Marion Flinn, Melbourne, 25 Jan 1905 Document Reg. No: HT 29041

Postcard featuring black and white image of scene on the Goulburn River 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 image of a scence on the Goulburn River. The image shows a tent and trees on the river bank. Hand writing around image. Reverse side with hand written address and parts of 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: 90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: landscape

More information

Tagged with: postcards, rural victoria, correspondence, scottish communities, scottish immigration, rivers, camp sites, rural landscapes, bushland
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: Scene on the Goulburn River.

Handwritten text: Melbourne 25th Jan1905
'My dear Cousin James. I felt so glad this morning when your card of 22nd Dc came and told me that your little Darling was still holding his own. I am hopeful that he will pull through even tho' his weakness is so great. You cannot guess how depressed I have felt and almost afraid of what news the mail would bring, and now I shall weary till next week. How earnestly I wish that it will tell me ?all danger is past?. Grandma sends her love and says she is sorry little Jim is so ill. With dearest love to you and Agnes and a kiss to your wee pet Your truest friend M am so glad to hear you liked my letter, but it would seem trivial in the face of your anxiety'

Mr J. B. Scott
12 Hillview
Sender: Marion Flinn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 Jan 1905
Addressed To: Mr James Scott, Paisley, Scotland, 25 Jan 1905

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