Colour photograph featuring Dorothy (Dot) Hick and her sister Shirley playing with the sprinkler in the backyard of their family home in Northcote, 1949. Dorothy remembers on hot days they would put the sprinkler on and play, as there were no swimming pools. They wore 'horrible knitted woollen bathers, they soaked up the water and got heavy and baggy.'
The ladder against the tree was to pick apricots 'which were so ripe and juicy the juice would run down your chin.'
Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Description of Content
Two girls playing with a sprinkler, in a back garden. A ladder leans against an apricot tree at left, with a wooden box on top of the ladder. The back fence is at right.
Digital image file, copied from original colour print.
Place & Date Depicted
21 Mccracken Avenue, Northcote, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1949
Source of Date Depicted: Based on the ages of the children in the image who were born (girl at left) in 1941 and (girl at right) in 1943).
Hick, Dorothy; Hick, Shirley
Digital Still Image, Tiff, Black & White
Dot & Shirl
Type of item