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Postcard - Singapore, To Jas B. Scott from Willie, circa 1904 - 1907 Document Reg. No: HT 29053

Postcard featuring black and white image of Singapore Harbour 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 harbour in Singapore. Hand writing under image. Reverse side with hand written address and date stamps. 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: 91 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: landscape

More information

Tagged with: boats, postcards, correspondence, scottish communities, scottish immigration, coastal landscapes, harbours, horsedrawn vehicles
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: Singapore.

Handwritten text:
'S.S. Cynthia Singapore Many thanks for (thrussle). This is the land of Kokosnuts. They are too heavy to send by P.b. Wee Jim's photo is all right. Hope you are all well Willie'

Mr Jas B. Scott
12 Hillview
Sender: Singapore, 1900s

From Willie
Addressed To: Mr James Scott, Paisley, Scotland, 1900s

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