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Digital Photograph - Portanier Family Outside First Home, Bentleigh, Melbourne, 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 134503

Full colour digital photograph of Herbert and Eleanor Portanier and their young daughter Sarah, standing on the front verandah of their new home in Bentleigh in late 1979. They moved into what would be their first and only house about six or eight months after they arrived in Melbourne in 1979. The house would be changed and extended over the years.

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 and woman standing on the verandah of a white weatherboard house, the woman holding a young girl sitting on the iron verandah fence.
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, Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, 1979
Person Depicted: Mrs Eleanor Portanier, Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, 1979

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