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Negative - Italian Community Gathering, Wonthaggi, Victoria, circa 1929 Reg. No: MM 5935
- Wonthaggi township developed during the early 20th century as a service town to house workers from the State Coal, which opened in 1910 to supply black coal to the Victorian Railways. It was part of the Powlett River coalfields.
- Description Of Content:
- Members of the Wonthaggi Italian community. They are standing in front of a wooden building. A man at the back has his arm raised holding a what appears to be a large flower like an arum liliy over the head of a woman in front of him.
The contributor's grandparents are standing third and forth from the left with her grandfather playing a banjo and her grandmother holding a baby that was to become her father.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Carol Furmston, 1988
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||italian communities, italian immigration, miners|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Community Life|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Wonthaggi, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1929
The contributor's father, who was born in 1929, appears in the photograph as a baby being held by the woman fourth from the left.
|References:||Record updated in response to comment from the contributor Carol Furmston, provided via Collections Online, 16/07/2012.|