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Negative - Beckett Family, Charlton, Victoria, 1891 Image Reg. No: MM 8138

Summary:
Portrait of the Beckett family in their backyard at Charlton, Victoria, 1891. Photograph by Thomas Beckett.

Thomas Beckett in his militia uniform, Kate Beckett sitting, and their children George (b 1884), Nellie (b 1885) and Lawrence (b 1890).

Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
A family group in a paved back yard. The man is in military uniform and the woman is seated behind a small table set with a tea pot and crockery. There is an outbuilding, possibly a chook house beside the family.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: backyards, crockery, dolls, domestic environment, families, flowers, gardens, tea parties, toys, military forces, thomas beckett
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: backyards
People Depicted: Beckett, Thomas; Beckett, Kate; Beckett, George; Beckett, Nellie; Beckett, Lawrence
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Charlton, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Charlton, Victoria, Australia, 1891

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