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Negative - Family Arriving in Melbourne on Achille Lauro Ship, Station Pier, 1968 Reg. No: MM 054750
- Black and white 5" x 4" negative showing a man, a woman and a young boy standing on Station Pier, Port Melbourne, having arrived on the ocean liner `Achille Lauro'. They are carrying several suitcases and a toy helicopter set. Photograph taken 1 May 1968.
This image is part of the Laurie Richards Collection at Museum Victoria comprising approximately 85,000 negatives taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s. These negatives are all mostly large format [5"x 4"/ 12.5 x 10 cm], black and white images, though a significant number are in colour. The many photographic jobs that were undertaken in the course of thirty years are itemised in a set of log books, copies of which are also held by Museum Victoria.
Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, working for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and the Argus and the Herald newspapers in Melbourne. In 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home at 4 Tower Avenue, Alphington, an inner suburb of Melbourne. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers. The Laurie Richards Studio worked mainly in advertising and public relations, and had a broad clientele which included commercial companies, government institutions and the entertainment industry.
- Black and white 5" x 4" cellulose acetate negative
- Description Of Content:
- A man, woman and a young boy standing on Station Pier, Port Melbourne, having arrived on the ocean liner `Achille Lauro'. They are carrying several suitcases and a toy helicopter set.
- Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
|Dimension Comment:||Approximate dimensions|
|Tagged with:||helicopters, luggage, migrants, nationalities, ships, signage, toys, travel tourism, wharves, suitcase, motor trucks|
|Themes this item is part of:||Laurie Richards Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Arrival|
|Tertiary Classification:||images (to be classified)|
|Original Caption:||People Arriving|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 5 in. x 4 in.|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 01 May 1968|
|Photographer:||Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 01 May 1968|
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