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Negative - Children Playing on a Water Pump Stand, by Lilian L. Pitts, Lake Boga, Victoria, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 031086

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:
"Lake Boga - wooden tower and bathers" children playing on a wooden water pump stand designed for filling portable water tanks. Stand is located on lake shore. Other children are playing with a small boat and paddle in the shallows.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: boats, children s play, dams, ladders, leisure, recreation, recreation activities, rural life, sport, swimming, water pumps, water supply
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Swimming
Original Caption: Lake Boga - wooden tower and bathers
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts, Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, 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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