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Photograph - Repairing the Car, Queensland, Dec 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 085010

Summary:
Black and white photograph from an album containing a personal story of Julius Toth's immigration experience and a collection of 40 photo reproductions. Julius left Hungary late in 1956 following the unsuccessful Hungarian revolution and subsequent Soviet Occupation. He escaped to Austria where he spent three months in Displaced Persons Camps before migrating to Australia in March 1957. This image is one of six which record a trip Julius made from Melbourne to Queensland in the 1959 Christmas holidays. They took enough money for food and petrol but didn't count on breaking down several times along the Newell Highway on the journey home. They eventually made it to a friend's in Albury where they could fix the car, having spent the last 100 miles of the trip stopping continuously to fill a flat tyre with newspaper so it wouldn't disintegrate.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a decorative, white border.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of two men next to a Peugeot car parked on the side of the road. One man is facing the main road, with a gun in hand, whilst the second man is crouched by the front wheel of the car surrounded by mechanics tools and oil cans. There is a tent amongst the trees on one side of the car and on the other is a spare wheel.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (Width), 7.6 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, settlement, photography, tents, camping, hunting, guns, cars, migration settlement, travel tourism, holidays, car repairs, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: excursions & outings
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Queensland, Australia, Dec 1959
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1959-2000

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