Similar items over time

Digital Photograph - Portanier Family Soon After Arriving in Melbourne, Brighton, Victoria, 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 134502

Full colour digital photograph of Eleanor and Herbert Portanier and their young daughter Sarah, standing in the garden of Eleanor's mother's house in Brighton. It was taken a day or two after they arrived in Melbourne in 1979.

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:
Group outdoor portrait with a woman wearing a pink dress standing next to a man in short sleeved shirt and trousers and a young girl standing in front of them wearing a pinafore and holding a book. They are standing in front of a row of bushes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Herbert Portanier, 2013
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: houses, suburbia, maltese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Herbert & Eleanor Portanier, Maltese Migrants, 1979, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Person Depicted: Mr Herbert Portanier, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1979
Person Depicted: Mrs Eleanor Portanier, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1979

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No