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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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Horses swimming to St Margaret Island, c1910

This black-and-white photograph shows horses swimming together towards St Margaret Island, and was taken in about 1910. As most of the fences are covered by water, it must have beeen high tide. The image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006, and is part of the Museum Victoria collection. ...

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O'Connor family and friends on St Margaret Island, c1918

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the O'Connor family and friends standing for a group photograph at St Margaret Island, Victoria. One woman is holding a box camera, and the man to the far right has a stockwhip coiled over his arm. The image was taken in the period from about 1915 to 1921, and was collected as ...

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Banner extension for Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria, from 2005

This is a banner extension for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner, made for Gatherings held in Victoria from 2005. Patches are created and sewn to the banner by members of each new Gathering committee or by people from their community. The banner extension measures 238.0 cm (height) x 49.6 cm (width).

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Mallee bottle - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen, 1998

This mallee bottle artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen in 1998. The bottle contains sand and seeds, it has a cluster of gumnuts around the neck and is stoppered with a cork. It is symbolic of the way individuals, represented by the different grains of sand and ...

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Cheque facsimile - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston, 1994

This facsimile of a cheque to 'Swan Hill WOFG [Women on Farms Gathering]' is a symbolic icon of the Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston in 1994. The success of the Glenormiston Gathering made it possible for a cheque of $1,000 to be handed to succeeding organising committees as seeding money. This icon of the 1994 ...

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Joan Winch, 2003: Indigenous health workers

This clip is an excerpt from 'Joan Winch' (26 min), an episode of 'Australian biography' series 9, produced in 2003. In the clip Joan Winch - a Nyungar-Martujarra Elder, nurse, midwife, academic and educator - talks about setting up an Aboriginal health workers' program in Western Australia. She asked the community to nominate ...

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'Migrant mother', 1936

This is one of the most famous photographs of the Great Depression in the USA. It shows Florence Owens Thompson aged 32 huddled together with three of her seven children (the baby is obscured). The family as a whole are described in the Library of Congress catalogue as 'migrant' (ie itinerant) pea pickers in California ...

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Laughing tobacco farmers, 1940

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Polish couple, Mr and Mrs Andrew Lyman, tobacco farmers near Windsor Locks in Connecticut, USA. They are both laughing and Andrew Lyman appears to be pulling up his pants. The couple are in their working clothes and rows of tobacco leaves are drying above their heads. This well-known ...

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Mollie Bodman and another woman hunting in grasstree scrub, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph of two women hunting in a landscape of trees and grasstree scrub on St Margaret Island, about 1910. One of the women, Mollie Bodman, is holding a gun. 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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Horseshoe - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley, 2000

This horseshoe, decorated with yellow, pink and green ribbons, was selected as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley in 2000. The horseshoe and ribbons measure 47 cm (height) x 15 cm (width).

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Sydney Pern with shotgun and freshly killed birds, c1910

This is a photograph of Dr Sydney Pern in front of a wooden shack, with a shotgun over his right arm and two freshly killed birds in his left hand. It was taken in around 1910 at St Margaret Island in Victoria. This image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006. It is a digital scan ...

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Children playing on a water pump stand, Lake Boga, Victoria, c1910

This image is from a photographic negative titled 'Lake Boga - wooden tower and bathers'. It shows children playing on a wooden water pump stand designed for filling portable water tanks. The stand is located on the lake shore. Other children are playing with a small boat and paddle in the shallows.

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Quilt celebrating Women on Farms Gathering in West Gippsland, 1999

This quilt celebrates the tenth Women on Farms Gathering at Warragul, Victoria, in 1999 and was on display for the duration of the Gathering. It has thirteen quilted and embroidered panels that illustrate many elements of rural life and farming enterprises in the West Gippsland region: a timber forest (representing Powelltown ...

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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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Two boys sailing in water barrel, Merrigum, c1915

This is a photograph of two boys arranging a sail on top of a water barrel in a waterhole or dam. An orchard is visible in the background. The image was one of a series forming a humorous narrative sequence. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria.

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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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Banner for Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria, 1990-2004

This is the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner, displaying 15 patches that illustrate Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria from 1990 to 2004. The banner includes patches from Warragul (1990), Sea Lake (1991), Numurkah (1992), Tallangatta (1993), Glenormiston (1994), Swan Hill (1995), Ararat (1996), Bendigo (1997), ...