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Negative - Easton Family on a Rocky Outcrop at the Beach, Kilcunda, Victoria, 1912 Image Reg. No: MM 6000

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Charlotte Easton [at left] and two of her daughters, Laura May and Florence Mary, at the base of a rocky outcrop on the beach at Kilcunda, Victoria in 1912.

Charlotte (nee Philbrick) Easton's husband was William Challis Easton who ran a bakery and tearooms in Wonthaggi and later became the Mayor of Wonthaggi. He died in 1945. William and his elder brother Challis Edward Easton built and ran bakeries at the new coal mining towns that emerged in west and south Gippsland in the 19th century. Their first bakery was in Kilcunda in 1881, then subsequently they opened businesses in Moe, Coalville, Korumburra, Outtrim and Wonthaggi.

Laura May was born in 1888 and Florence Mary born in 1890.
Description Of Content:
Three women on the base of a rocky cliff at Kilcunda Beach. The two women at left and right are wearing long dark skirts, belts and white shirts. The older woman at left wears an ornate hat decorated with flowers. The woman at right wears a simple hat tied under her chin, and carries a handbag. The woman seated in the middle is wearing a white dress and ornate hat, possibly with a net.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Audrey Davey, 1988
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: beaches, coastal landscapes, coastlines
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Beaches
People Depicted: Easton, Charlotte; Easton, Laura May; Easton, Florence Mary
Organisations Depicted: Killunda Beach
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Kilcunda, Victoria, Australia, 1912

Comments

Colin Easton Posted on 06 Mar 2010 11:36 AM
Hi,

The ladies in the photo are the wife Charlotte (nee Philbrick) and two of her daughters Laura May b1888 and Florence Mary b1890 of William Challis Easton who ran a bakery and tearooms in Wonthaggi and became the Mayor of Wonthaggi later. He died in 1945. William Challis, with his elder brother Challis Edward Easton (my g-grandfather) built and ran bakeries at the new coalmining towns springing up in west and south Gippsland, starting at Kilcunda in 1881, to Moe, Coalville, Korumburra, Outtrim and Wonthaggi.
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Mar 2010 11:48 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thanks so much for providing this information, Colin. We've passed it on to the curator responsible for this photograph.

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