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Negative - Brownies Concert Group, by Lilian L. Pitts, Merrigum, Victoria, after 1914 Image Reg. No: MM 031531

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.

Brownies were first organized by Lord Baden-Powell in 1914 to provide activities for younger girls.
Description Of Content:
"Merrigum - concert group - Brownies" group of five young girls sitting crossed leg in a line wearing cone hats.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: ceremonial costumes, children s play, concerts, fancy dress, hats, headwear, leisure, performances, portraits, recreation activities, rural life, girl guides brownies, guides movement
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Scouting & Guiding
Tertiary Classification: brownies
Original Caption: Merrigum - concert group - brownies
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Merrigum, Victoria, Australia, 1914
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts
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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