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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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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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Michele Dominiewski and neighbour Wally Gilinski playing with toy car, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Michele Dominiewski, aged 2 years and 9 months, playing outside with her friend and neighbour Wally Gilinski in Glenroy, a suburb of Melbourne. Michele is seated on the bonnet of a peddle car and Wally is in the driver's seat.

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Free family children and friends playing in an above-ground pool, Gladstone Park, 1976

This is a colour photograph of the Free family children and friends in the family 'Clarke above-ground' pool, in the backyard of their family home in Gladstone Park, on 23 November 1976. A castor oil tree is situated behind the pool and also visible is a fence and a neighbour's house. One of the children is wearing a snorkelling ...

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Nigel and Andrew Bondfield in backyard wading pool, Blackburn, 1981

This is a colour photograph of two boys, Nigel and Andrew Bondfield, sitting in a solid plastic wading pool in the backyard of their family home in Blackburn, Melbourne, in 1981. The boys are both wearing tops. Their family garden, featuring tomato plants in pots, a compost bin and a vegetable patch, is visible in the background. ...

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Vietnamese refugees and their children's future

This clip explores how the children of Vietnamese refugees can feel a strong sense of obligation and responsibility because the refugee generation 'laid out its body as a bridge' for them 'to walk over'. Helen Huynh describes how her parents' sacrifices made it essential that she succeed in her studies. She tells of the ...

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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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Pablo Diaz waiting for tram, corner Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne, c1980

This is a colour photograph showing Pablo Diaz waiting at a tram stop at the corner of Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne. Pablo is wearing brown overalls with a blue T-shirt. A sign on a building to the left says 'NEAT & TRIM' and another to the right reads 'Hotham'. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Geoffrey Pern and Bebe O'Connor on horses outside stable, c1912

This is a photograph showing Geoffrey Pern and Bebe O'Connor on horses outside the stables at the O'Connor's farm in Won Wron, Gippsland. The image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Nest highchair and prototype pieces, 2002-04

This is a Nest highchair and Nest prototype pieces, manufactured from plastic and metal by Bug Design, New South Wales, sometime between 2002 and 2004. The chair has a rotation-moulded orange polyethylene scooped-out half-shell seat. A detachable tray is supported on a column. There is also a circular pedestal base of powder-coated ...

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Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky in wading pool in bare backyard, Gladstone Park, 1972

This is a colour photograph of three children - Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky - playing in a blue plastic wading pool in the Free family backyard in Gladstone Park, Melbourne, in 1972. One boy is holding a brightly coloured ball and another holds a plastic toy penguin. In front of a pool a couple of towels ...

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Ellerbock family children and friend in backyard wading pool, Ringwood East, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Ellerbock family children and a family friend posing in a circular wading pool in the Ellerbock family backyard at Ringwood East, Melbourne, in 1965. Some of the children are wearing shorts and short-sleeved tops and two are wearing bathers. Behind them stands a ramshackle shed ...

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'Bertini Shuttle' stroller, 1998-2001

This black, grey and green Bertini Shuttle stroller has a lightweight aluminium folding frame with nylon catches and latches allowing the seat to lay back and users to make adjustments to the footrests, handle height, sun canopy and other components. It was manufactured by IGC (Australia) Pty Ltd, Victoria. The stroller ...

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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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Dorothy Howard Collection in the Australian Children's Folklore archive, 1954-55

This item is a box of index cards arranged alphabetically, with two shown prominently - one handwritten, one typed on a typewriter. It is an example of items from the Dorothy Howard Collection, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) archive, ACFC Series 3. Dr Dorothy Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 ...

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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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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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Four children after smallpox vaccination, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on St Margaret Island in Gippsland in about 1910. Four children stand near a wooden fence with a house and trees in the background. The children are all rugged up in big coats and hats after having received their smallpox vaccinations, probably from the photographer himself, the ...

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Bebe O'Connor holding hands with small boy, c1912

This is a photograph of Bebe O'Connor and a young boy from the Rutter family holding hands next to the tennis court at the O'Connor farm in Won Wron. It was taken in about 1912. In the background Bebe's father, John Joseph O'Connor, is sitting on crates watching the game. Everyone in the photograph is wearing a hat. This ...

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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.