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    Who do you think we were?

    These images from our historical photo collection were donated to us with very limited information about the people, places or events depicted. If you can identify anyone or anything featured in these photos, please comment or contact us.


    Who do you think we were?

    • 21 Pins

    People affected by the Ascot Vale floods in 1954.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Ascovale Motors was at 273 Maribyrnong Road, on the south-west corner of Epsom Road, on the site of the current 7 Eleven convenience store.

    Ascot Vale was affected by a flood of the Maribyrnong River in 1954.

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    Ascot Vale was affected by a flood of the Maribyrnong River in 1954.

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    Woman standing outside a fruit shop in Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, date unknown.

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    • Robyn Fisher
      Robyn Fisher

      A G Tuckerman could be Albert George Tuckerman. Might be daughter Ethel Verdun May (1916-2002) who married John Roy "Jack" Fisher (1912-2002).

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      Thank you, Robyn.

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      This may also be Nancy Capicchiano.

    Two children looking at construction work being undertaken on St Thomas’ Church of England in Essendon around 1932.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      This photo shows the demolition of the old St Monica's R C Church, Moonee Ponds.

    Photograph of a World War 1 soldier, signed “Yours sincerely Fred, Essendon, 20/11/1915”

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Saddler Sergeant Alfred Robert Shurey of Ascot Vale. http://empirecall.pbworks.c...

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      Another suggestion we've had from a member of the public is that this may have been Frederick Pearson of Primrose Street Essendon.

    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      3095 Driver Frederick Pearson's service record shows that he never rose to be a Sergeant, and he served with 5 Field Company Engineers. The Sergeant in the photo is wearing an Artillery badge above his stripes. Engineers had a different badge. http://empirecall.pbworks.c...

    A billiards night, possibly in Essendon.

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    Six men in sporting clothes, possibly in Essendon, date unknown.

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    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      In the front row of this photo, from the left are brothers Walter Park and William Kennedy Park. Thanks to Eve Park, daughter-in-law of William Kennedy Park, for providing this information.

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      Walter Park also served in the First World War: http://empirecall.pbworks.c...

    Members of the Ascot Vale Presbyterian Church Cricket Club Team. Part of the Essendon District Church Cricket Association.

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    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      William Kennedy Park is on the right-hand end of the middle row. His brother, Walter Park, is second front the right-hand end of the top row, holding a cricket ball.

    A sporting or social group in front of a marqee. Possibly around 1910.

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    Possibly "The Gollywogs" again, dressed up as bookies. A day at the races perhaps?

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    A Federation era photograph of "The Gollywogs".

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    Some of "The Gollywogs", a social group that met in Moonee Ponds in the early 20th Century.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      The Gollywogs were associated with St Thomas' Church of England, Moonee Ponds.

    A church based sports team and their coaches. The date, location and team name are all unknown.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Ascot Vale Presbyterian Church, probably the Gymnastics Club formed in 1903. Rev W Fraser is on the left.

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      This picture also includes brothers Walter and William Kennedy Park. Walter is next to the Reverend, next in the row is his brother William Kennedy. Thanks again to Eve Park, daughter-in-law of William Kennedy Park, for providing this information.

    Unidentified wedding party, early 1900s.

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    A bride, probably in Essendon, around 1910.

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    A wedding. Possibly in Essendon around 1910.

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    Portrait photograph of Harold and Margaret Luckwald, taken around 1914.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Luckwald embarked for overseas service as a Corporal in 1915, and returned as a Sergeant in 1919, marrying Margaret Polson in 1920, so the photo would date to 1919 or 1920. http://empirecall.pbworks.c...

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      Thank you Lenore, this is fantastic information.

    • K WDB
      K WDB

      This is not Harry and Margaret. It is bert and Ruth luckwald, Harry's siblings. Taken prior to embarkation.

    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Herbert Luckwald embarked as a Private in 1915, was promoted to Corporal in 1916, and Sergeant in 1918. He took his discharge in London in 1919.

    Essendon Baseball Team, date unknown.

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    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      From Eve Park we've learned that this photo includes the two Park brothers, Walter and William. Walter Park is second from the left in the back row. William Kennedy Park is in the centre of the front row. William Kennedy Park was born in 1884 the son of Anthony Glover Park and Elizabeth Whittle. He was a very active participant in Essendon community life, playing cricket and baseball in local teams, being a member of both the local light opera company and the Burns Society, and also serving as Mayor of Essendon.

    A sporting group, possibly a hockey team, in the Federation era.

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    • Lenore Frost
      Lenore Frost

      Although the image is fairly indistinct, I think the implements are golf clubs rather than hockey sticks. The shaft seems too slender and the head is too small. Here's a photo of a hockey team as a comparison: http://www.pinterest.com/pi... The year would be circa 1910.

    • Moonee Valley Libraries
      Moonee Valley Libraries

      Good to know. Thanks, Lenore.

    Photograph taken by Dover Studios of an unidentified wedding.

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