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Photograph - 'Gay Australs', Canning Bridge, 1929

1929
Overview

Photograph of four females, one is in a bathtub.

Historical information

Three of the women are Blanche Peacock, Nell Townsend and Bernice Maddams.

The 'Gay Australs', were a concert group which performed in various venues around Perth. These photographs were taken during a camping trip on a riverside property at Canning Bridge in 1929. To reach the camp they caught the tram to Como and the farmer collected them in his horse and dray. The men camped on the Como side of the river and the women on the Applecross side.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-137-P2013.9.6
Item type
Width
100 mm
Height or length
60 mm
Inscriptions and markings

On back of photo Canning Bridge on Christmas Day, 1929

Keywords
Place made
Applecross
Western Australia
Australia
Year
1929
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City of Melville Museums

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