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Negative - Violet Town, Victoria, 1912 Image Reg. No: MM 5196

Photograph of the family of Mr G. M. Allen, dental surgeon, in front of their home. Mr Allen, who is not in the photograph, had his business plate on the front wall.

Mr Allen achieved notoriety in 1916 when he fell while tackling a struggling girl having her tooth extracted and broke his shoulder blade. He later moved to Toorak (a local woman, Miss Underwood, followed him to train as a dental mechanic) and was succeeded in his practice in 1918 by Mr J. Graham.

A Leonard Allen was a labourer in Violet Town in 1914.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of three women and three children in front of a wooden home with picket fence.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Carol Follett, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: dentists, domestic environment, families, gardens, houses, picket fences, signage
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: exteriors
People Depicted: Allen Family
Organisations Depicted: G.M. Allen, Dental Surgeon
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Violet Town, Victoria, Australia, 1912
References: GENERAL ITEMS. (1916, September 21). Shepparton Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 1 Edition: EVENING.. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91192219

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