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Photograph of HMAS AUSTRALIA

Date: c 1950
Overall: 103 x 80 mm
Medium: Photograph
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Matthew and Dorothy Moore
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00051835

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    The Moore, Pittard, Gillett and Ballantine families migrated to Australia from the farmlands of Scotland and Somerset (south-west England) in the 1850s. But, like most poorer migrants, the cost of immigration was beyond their means and they travelled as assisted migrants destined to to be assigned to employers when they arrived in Tasmania and Victoria. These clothes and personal items are delicate and tangible reminders of their life on the land and their association with the Western District of Victoria between 1861 and 1920.

    SignificanceTo immigrate or to remain at home? - For many people in the 19th century this was the most far reaching and significant decision of ones lifetime. These clothes and personal items are significant , evocative and tangible reminders of the lives of the Ballantine , Moore, Pittard, Gillett immigrant families between 1861 and 1920.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Photograph of HMAS AUSTRALIA

    Collection title: Matthew and Dorothy Moore Collection

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