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Digital Photograph - Herbert Portanier Arriving at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, 29 Mar 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 134500

Full colour digital photograph of Herbert Portanier standing beside the partially visible side of a QANTAS aeroplane which had just landed at Tullamarine Airport on 29 March 1979. It was taken on the day he arrived in Melbourne with his wife Eleanor and young daughter Sarah.

Herbert and Eleanor Portanier and their three year old daughter Sarah migrated from Malta to Melbourne on 27 March 1979, arriving at Tullamarine Airport on 29 March 1979. They had visited Australia in 1977 to see Eleanor's family who were already in Melbourne and enjoyed it so much they decided to return permanently. The Portaniers were assisted migrants, and Herbert already had employment arranged. The couple settled in Bentleigh and their son James was born in 1981.
Colour digital photograph
Description Of Content:
A man standing in front of the open door of an aeroplane, with the QANTAS name and a row of windows visible.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Herbert Portanier, 2013
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: aeroplanes, maltese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Herbert & Eleanor Portanier, Maltese Migrants, 1979, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Arrival
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Aircraft Depicted: Qantas Airways Ltd, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia, 27 Mar 1979
Person Depicted: Mr Herbert Portanier, 29 Mar 1979

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