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Negative - Rainbow, Victoria, circa 1925 Image Reg. No: MM 002357

Description Of Content:
The main street in rainbow. There is a parade of children followed by a number of motor cars. A soldier on horseback watches the parade. A saddler's, a pastrycook and a hotel are in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Neil Langley, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: ceremonies, horses, parades, schools, signage, soldiers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Rainbow, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925
Creator: Rose Stereograph Co., circa 1925


Michael Wishart Posted on 02 Dec 2010 6:24 PM
That is the Commonwealth Hotel (demolished in the 1960s) on the right. The second shop visible from left is my grandfather's: "J. Wishart, Jeweller, 1910" (I believe that date is correct). The shop is still there in 2010. This view is to the south-east.
Paul Walker Posted on 16 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
I knew your grandfather Michael. My father Jim Walker owned the butcher shop a few doors down (out of photo) I am now 61 years of age and had not been back to rainbow for some 46 years until October 2012. I remember your grandfather coming out into the street to tell the locals that Doug Walters had hit a century I think during his 1st test. my father's butcher shop is still the albeit that the small goods factory at the rear has seen better days. I called around to see my old neighbours who are both still alive Ivan and Ruth's sleep at 26 Railway Street. We were in rainbow in the early 60s and I can't remember the Hotel being demolished in our time. I think it was a chemist shop and a hardware store there at the end of the street probably on the corner of Railway Street.

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