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Negative - Welcome Home from World War I, Railway Station, by Lilian L. Pitts, Merrigum, Victoria, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 031020

Summary:
Crowd at Merrigum station decorated with flags and bunting and a 'welcome home' banner. The scene depicts an event to welcome home a World War I soldier or soldiers.
Description Of Content:
Small crowd standing on Merrigum station decorated with flags and bunting. A 'welcome home' banner is also displayed. Station itself has unusual roof structure.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: banners, bunting, fences, flags, rail transport, railway stations, railways, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Railway Infrastructure - Stations
Tertiary Classification: country stations
Original Caption: MERRIGUM - RAILWAY STATION
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Merrigum, Victoria, Australia
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts
References: Bate, Weston, 'Having a Go - Bill Boyd's Mallee', Museum of Victoria, 1989
Bate, W., McGillivray, E. and Nickson, M., 'Private Lives - Public Heritage', Hutchison, 1986
Pitts, Lilian Louisa, 'Merrigum Frank', Museum of Victoria, 1990
McConville, C., 'Mum and Dad Made History', Museum of Victoria, 1988
Cato, Jack, 'The Story of the Camera in Australia', Georgian, 1955
Davies, A, and Stanbury, P., 'The Mechanical Eye in Australia: Photography 1814-1900', Oxford University Press, 1985
Newton, Gael, 'Shades of Light: Photography and Australia 1839-1988', Australian National Gallery - Collins, 1988
Willis, Anne-Marie, 'Picturing Australia: A History of Photography', Angus & Robertson, 1988

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