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Negative - Walter Benn & Family at Home, Mirboo South, Victoria, 1904 Image Reg. No: MM 000061

Description Of Content:
Members of the family of Walter Benn in front of their house. There is a man, woman and three children. They are wearing clothing typical of the Edwardian period: the woman is wearing a full length black dress, the man a suit and three young boys are wearing jackets and trousers with long boots. They are standing in their front garden which is overgrown with native plants.There is a vine growing over the verandah. The hillside in the background is covered in dead trees, possibly ring-barked from being burnt in a fire.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Roger Porteous, 1985
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: families, farms, gardens, grape vines, houses, verandahs, children, trees, fashions, dresses
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: front gardens
People Depicted: Benn, Benjamin Walter; Benn, Eric Walter; Benn, Percy Claude; Benn, Vernie William; Benn, Letitia
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Mirboo South, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1904
Creator: Hemmings Studio, 1904

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