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Negative - Beveridge District, Victoria, circa 1931 Image Reg. No: MM 004318

Copy negative of a couple dancing after three days of heavy rain broke an extended drought in the early 1930s. Francis (Frank) James Smith and Bridget Smith owned a mixed farm called Mt Fraser, near Beveridge, Victoria. The photograph was taken by a photographer from The Sun newspaper, Melbourne.

The couple had previously farmed in Tower Hill, Victoria and moved to Beveridge in 1913. They had eight children; five boys and three girls.
Description Of Content:
An elderly couple celebrating the breaking of the drought on 'Mt. Fraser' homestead. This photograph was taken to illustrate a story in the 'Sun' newspaper.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Kevin Smith, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural workers, celebrations, droughts, farms
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: droughts
People Depicted: Smith, Frank; Smith, Mrs
Organisations Depicted: Mt Fraser Homestead
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Beveridge District, Victoria, Australia, circa 1931

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