Shopkeeper Serving Behind Counter at Family Milk Bar, Moonee Ponds, 1949
Registration Number: MM 110854
Photographer: Cliff Atkinson
Female shop-owner serving four young girls from behind the counter at a family milk bar.
This show photograph shows Doris Atkinson in 1949 serving behind the counter of the Moonee Ponds milk bar she and her husband purchased only six weeks after migrating from England. According to the family: 'The Atkinson family's mother and father had given them some start-up money, 1000 pounds to buy a business. Unfortunately the young couple struggled and eventually bowed out of the business having learnt a hard lesson. They ended up moving to Gippsland when Cliff Atkinson found employment with the Gas & Fuel Corporation.'
Atkinson, Doris; unknown children
Contributed by Mrs Joan Kimberley
Reproduction Rights: Museum Victoria