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Negative - Bendigo, Victoria, circa 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 8905

Description Of Content:
Looking across garden and lawns to the orphanage at Bendigo.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Cyril Henshaw, 1991
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: driveways, monuments, orphanages, public gardens, hotels
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Secondary Classification: Children's Homes
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1928
Creator: C Henshaw, circa 1928


Lynn Nerdal Posted on 24 Oct 2010 11:36 AM
My maternal grandmother lived here with her brother from about 1913 until 1922. Their names were Jean and William Bruce. I am interested in the lifestyle they found there and how many children were accommodated there? Their father had abandoned their mother and she was forced to work but apparently visited them frequently and eventually brought them home when they were about 11/12 years old. I never spoke to my grandmother or great uncle about this as I was not aware they had lived there for so many years until doing my family tree recently. I love the old photo, the building looks somewhat foreboding and I would love to hear of what life was like there? Thankyou.
Tracy Opera Posted on 27 Oct 2010 2:28 PM
It was foreboding and I have terrible memories of my time there. (1963)Lots of physical, verbal and some sexual abuse. If you go to the CLAN website you will be able to contact any other people who were there.

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