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Negative - Fairfield, Victoria, circa 1920 Image Reg. No: MM 6313

Description Of Content:
Members of a girls gymnastic club. The girls are formally posed around their instructor. All are in uniform with white socks. Their batons are arranged on the floor in front of the group.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Raynor Thomas, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: calisthenics, gymnastics, sport, sporting clubs
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Gymnastics
People Depicted: Faull, Pearl
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
Photographer: The Allan Studio, circa 1920


Leanne Mc Posted on 29 Aug 2011 12:48 PM
This looks more like Calisthenics to me - not gymnastics.
Elvie Posted on 14 Dec 2012 3:17 PM
I started "calisthenics" in 1952 in Northcote Vic and it was called gymnastics or gym. I finished in 1964. Started again in 1980 in Tawonga Vic and the name had changed to calisthenics and one item which I originally knew as "plastics" had become aesthetics. All up I was a calisthenics "girl: for 33 years. I loved it.

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