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- A Place & Date Depicted Wandin East, Australia
Negative - Graham Family Orchard and Farm, Wandin, Victoria, circa 1915 Reg. No: MM 8050
- Black and white negative of the Graham family farm at Queens Road in Wandin, circa 1904.
This farm was a small orchard property that was taken on by the family after the donor's grandmother, Mrs Mary Jane Graham, retired from her railway job. She was responsible for managing railway gates in Gippsland about 1892, shortly after her husband was killed working on the railways. She was widowed with four children. She later worked at the Oakleigh railway gates then Elgar Road Box Hill railway crossing gates from about 1910 to around 1915. It is thought that she left the railways around 1915 and then moved to the orchard property during World War 1. The family stayed on the farm until around the early 1920s. Then Mrs Graham moved to Hartwell to be near her son and grandchildren.
- Description Of Content:
- A farm with bare fruit trees. A house and various outbuildings are in the background, and beyond that is forest.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Ruth E McCutcheon, 1990
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Tertiary Classification:||fruit trees|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Wandin, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915
Note that original dating of this photograph was circa 1904 but the donor subsequently modified this to around 1915.
|Photographer:||Mr Benjamin Graham|