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- A Place & Date Depicted Beveridge, Australia
Negative - Beveridge District, Victoria, circa 1931 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
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Natural Disasters|
|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|