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Children in fancy dress, Merrigum, c1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Merrigum - Andrews children in fancy dress'. It is a group portrait of four children, three girls and a boy, dressed in Japanese costumes. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in ...

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Two boys picnicking at Merrigum, 1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Frank Stephenson enjoying afternoon tea with his brother, Merrigum, near Shepparton, 1910'. It shows a picnic with two small boys in the foreground and four girls in the background, all sitting on the ground and wearing hats. The boys are smiling, and one is ...

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Children in billycart, Merrigum, c1910

This photograph is a portrait of the Andrews children of Merrigum, with a billycart made from packing cases and tin cans. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in the small fruit-growing and dairying community of Merrigum in the first half of ...

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John Ellerbock smoking cigarette on boat, with family, Mordialloc, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Ellerbock family on a boat at Mordialloc. John Ellerbock is smoking a cigarette while surrounded by his children Ingrid, Herb, Anna and John Jr. The photograph was taken in 1960. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Bernadette Liddell and Janice Nichols in diving position in backyard wading pool, Bentleigh East, 1969

This is a black-and-white photograph of two girls, Bernadette and Jennie Liddell, playing in their canvas wading pool with neighbour Janice Nichols, in the backyard of their home in Bentleigh East, Melbourne, in 1969. Bernadette and Janice are on mock starting blocks, pretending they are ready to dive into the pool, while ...

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Zou ba! Families: members of other families

Explore the Chinese words for grandparents. Notice that different words are used for paternal and maternal grandparents. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Families: family member activities

Explore the weekend activities enjoyed by a family member. This includes activities such as watching TV, listening to music and playing computer games. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Scrapbook compiled by Mary Truby King, 1928-2002

This is a personal scrapbook compiled by Mary Truby King, mostly in the 1930s. It is a thick bound foolscap book with heavy marbled cardboard covers and a maroon leather spine. Its blank pages are numbered and the first pages have alphabetical tabs. The scrapbook contains pasted clippings of Truby King's own articles from ...

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Children dressed as elves at Merrigum, c1910

This image depicts a group of five children dresses as 'brownies' (little elves or sprites). They are sitting cross-legged on a wooden bench in a bushy garden, wearing cone hats and carrying large 'leaves'. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria, which is a lively record of life in a small fruit-growing ...

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Toy teacup, c1880-1900

This is a glazed ceramic toy teacup. It measures 30 mm (length) x 30 mm (width) x 28 mm (height). It was excavated in 1988 in part of a district known as 'Little Lon', Melbourne. It would have been in use in about 1880-1900.

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Agnes Starkey with baby sitting on front porch steps, South Melbourne, c1930

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Agnes Starkey with a baby (possibly her child Frank) sitting on the steps of the front porch of their family home in South Melbourne. She is wearing a summer dress and squinting into the sun. In the right foreground is a shadow cast by the photographer, Agnes' husband, Joseph Starkey.

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Irene Jerzyk dressed for First Communion with mother at Midway Migrant Hostel, Maribyrnong, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Irene Jerzyk with her mother, Janina, at Midway Migrant Hostel, Maribyrnong. Irene is dressed for First Communion. The photograph was taken in 1950. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Joseph Starkey sitting with baby son Kenneth on porch steps, South Melbourne, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Joseph Starkey holding his baby son Kenneth on his knee while sitting on the back steps of the family home in South Melbourne. The shadow cast at the right belongs to the photographer, Joseph's wife Agnes, who took the picture in the 1930s. The image is a digital scan of the ...

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Family sitting on beach by shade tent, 1964

This is a colour photograph of the Winstone family sitting on the beach at Dromana in 1964, with a striped shade tent. From left to right are Kaye, Jeff, Neil, Hazel (the mother) and Susan. They are wearing swimming costumes. Peter, the father, took the photograph. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Family sharing chocolate Easter eggs, 1963 or 1964

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Ellerbock family sharing chocolate Easter eggs outside their house in Ringwood East on Easter Sunday in 1963 or 1964. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Family reunited at Essendon Airport, 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph of Marjorie, Bill and Suzanne Cruttenden being met by Dorcas Brown, Marjorie's mother, at Essendon Airport in December 1948. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Family and friends gardening in backyard, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Ellerbock family and friends in the backyard of the Ellerbock home in Ringwood East, in 1956. John Ellerbock is holding a rake in the garden that he has recently edged. The rainwater tank that provided the Ellerbocks' water is visible at left. The house in the background ...

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Extended Papadimitropoulos family picnic in park, c1964

This is a black-and-white photograph of an extended family picnic in an unknown park, in about 1964. The men, women and children are members of the large Melbourne Greek community. They lie happily on rugs on a sunny day, surrounded by trees. This image was collected as part of the museum's 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album' ...

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Boys in front of Nissen huts at Nunawading Migrant Hostel, 1958-59

This is a black-and-white photograph showing teenager Michael Clarke and a friend leaning against a tree in front of Nissen huts at the Nunawading Migrant Hostel.

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Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters outside their home in Newport, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in front of their weatherboard house in Newport, Victoria.