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Photograph - Gibraltar, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: HT 1008

Photograph of the Rock of Gibraltar circa 1935. John William Gordon-Kirkby was born in Gibraltar on 26 August 1936. His parents lived in La Linea but due to the political instability in Spain at the time, they wanted John to be born on British soil. The family moved to Morocco in 1939, and following his father's death in 1959 John decided to migrate to Australia. John decision was influenced by his father who had fought alongside Australians in World War I and liked them and their democratic approach to the military, and his sister who had met a group of Australians on a visit to England in 1959. He arrived in Australia on 26 November 1961.
Black and white photograph, printed on matt paper, white border, deckled edge. Image has slightly yellowed.
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph depicting a view of of the Rock of Gibraltar, with a road leading up to it. Buses, horse drawn carriages, horse riders and groups of people can be seen in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, identifications, immigration policies, migration settlement, british immigration, brought goods, immigration selection, ports of call, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists
Themes this item is part of: John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: On Back: GIBRALTAR / ABOUT / 1935?
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Gibraltar, circa 1935
User: Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, Australia, 1961-2003

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