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Negative - Two Men Chopping Wood, Ross Creek, via Smythesdale, Victoria, circa 1925 Image Reg. No: MM 000471

Description Of Content:
Two men chopping wood in a bush setting.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Michael Ward, 1985
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: timber workers, tools, workers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Forestry & Sawmilling
Tertiary Classification: timber cutting
People Depicted: Morrissey, Michael; Morrissey, Patrick William
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ross Creek, via Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925


Betty Ogilvie Posted on 08 Sep 2013 11:02 AM
Michael Morrissey was my Gr Grandmother Elizabeth (Eliza) Whelan's
stepson/son-in-law, he was the husband of her daughter Margaret Holmes, they lived in Ross Creek in Victoria.
Patrick William Morrissey was my fathers cousin, he was the youngest
of Michael and Margaret Morrissey's 11 children.
It's wonderful to see the photo of the two of them.
Joan Cartledge Posted on 15 Oct 2013 10:28 AM
Michael was my grandfather Patrick my uncle my Mother Eileen (Queenie)was Michaels daughter Would love to hear from someone what a lovely surprise to see the comment
Betty Ogilvie Posted on 05 Nov 2013 6:02 PM
My grandmother was Margaret Morrissey nee Holmes youngest sister Ellen Holmes, Ellen died in Murtoa the month after Margaret and Michael's oldest son James was killed in WW1 in 1917.
Ellen's children were sent to the Ballarat Orphanage, her sister Margaret and Michael Morrissey are on dads orphanage records as next of kin.
It looks like the above photo was sent to Margaret and Ellen's aunt Catherine Walsh nee Whelan in Horsham, Michael Ward descends from her, we are all cousins.
I have seen a Ross Creek school photo that has your mother Eileen (Queenie) in it, it's in a book Forest and Field A History of Ross Creek, 1840-1990, by Joan E Hunt.
I don't know if you have seen it, it is obtainable from Ballarat Heritage Services.

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