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Photograph - Portrait of the Long & Murdoch Family, Eaglehawk, Victoria, circa 1907 Image Reg. No: MM 127404

Summary:
One of three copy photographs. Portrait of the Murdoch and Long families, Eaglehawk, circa 1907.

These images relate to three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Elizabeth (born 1922) and David (born 1926) Murdoch in the 1920s by their aunt Dora (Murdoch) Long (born in 1874) in the 1920s. Dora was the sister of the children's father William Murdoch. Dora lived in Eaglehawk near Bendigo at the time she gave the dolls to her nieces and nephew who were living in Camberwell at the time. The three dolls may have been purchased in Bendigo by Dora, as there was a well-established Chinese community in the town by the 1920s, with several Chinese owned shops importing goods from China.
Description:
Copy photographic print with a typed white paper adhered to the back of the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of the Long and Murdoch families in front of the Murdoch home in Nelson Street, California Gully, Victoria, circa 1907.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Trish Redman, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 101 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, portraits, childhood
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Groups
Tertiary Classification: adults & children
Inscriptions: Typed on paper that is adhered to the back of the photograph; 'This photograph was taken in front of the Murdoch / Home in Nelson Street, California Gully, Eaglehawk, / dated 1906/1907. / From left to right: / Eudora Long / nee Murdoch / 1874 - 1960 / with / William John / Long / 1906 - 1984 / Marian Long / 1900 - 1940 / Margaret / 1904 - ? / Margaret Murdoch / 1881 - 1967 / Background: Eudora (Dora) Murdoch married Dr. William John / Long in May 1899. Her father, James Cathcart / Murdoch arrived from Maybole, Ayr, in 1855. / He was a partner in the Murdoch & Co mines. / The original house was built in the 1860's'
People Depicted: Long, Eudora (Dora); Long, William John; Long, Marian; Long, Margaret; Murdoch, Margaret
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Person Depicted: Mrs Dora Long, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907
Place & Date Depicted: California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907

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