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- A Place & Date Depicted Boweya, Australia
Negative - Amery Family, 'Homewood' Farm, Boweya, Victoria, circa 1890 Reg. No: MM 6146
- Photograph of the Amery family in front of the homestead of Homewood Farm, Boweya, near Wangaratta, northern Victoria, around 1890.
Homewood Farm was the home of the Amery family. The home was later the site of tragedy: Eliza and Joseph Amery lost a son in World War I, Alexander Stevensen Amery; Joseph died around the same time; and Eliza was admitted to a psychiatric facility, Royal Park Receiving House, in a delisional state, during the time her son was serving overseas. She died at Homewood Farm on 8 July 1918, very soon after being released from Yarra Bend. Her death notice describes Eliza as the 'dearly loved mother of Lilian, Frederick, George, John, Annie, Percy, late Pte. Alexander, Christopher and Margaret.'
- Description Of Content:
- The Amery family in front of 'Homewood' farm. The farmhouse is constructed from logs.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Unknown Biggest Family Album Contributor, 1988
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||agricultural workers, children, domestic environment, families, farms, furnishings, gardens, huts|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Residential Buildings|
|People Depicted:||Amery, Richard; Amery, Mary; Amery Family|
|Organisations Depicted:||Homewood Farm|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Boweya, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890|