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Negative - Children in Billy Cart, by Lilian L. Pitts, Merrigum, Victoria, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 031548

Summary:
Part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection. Lilian Pitts photographed, processed and printed her photographs from about 1910. The collection is based on her life in the fruit growing and dairying community of Merrigum, a town west of Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley. Lilian Pitts was born in 1872 and arrived in Merrigum with her family in 1893 and died in 1947.
Description Of Content:
"Merrigum - Andrews children in billy cart" portrait of four children in a 'car' made from packing cases and tin cans.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: billy carts, children s play, crates, fences, houses, leisure, portraits, recreation activities, rural life, toys, verandahs, toys10
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Play
Tertiary Classification: backyards
Original Caption: Merrigum - Andrews children in billy cart
People Depicted: Andrews, John K
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Merrigum, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts, circa 1910
References: Melbourne Herald, 1 January 1924, Ideal Holiday Competition
Pitts, Lillian Louisa, 'Merrigum Frank', compiled by Euan McGillivray and Matthew Nickson, Museum of Victoria, South Australia; Griffin Press Limited, 1990.
Cook, Valda Dorothy, 'Unremarkable Women? The Life and Times of Lillian Pitts, Photographer', (Honours Thesis- Monash University), 1992

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