Postcard featuring black and white image of Mordialloc Creek and Bridge Hotel and includes a handwritten message.
It is one of sixty seven postcards dated from the 5 January 1904 to 16 April 1907, all addressed to James Baird Scott and his family living in Paisley, Scotland. Fifty three of the cards are sent from Victoria, Australia, by Marion Flinn and her family and feature Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, scenes from Victoria and New South Wales. Fourteen postcards are sent from various international locations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Singapore and western Europe apparently by extended members of James Baird's family either holidaying or working.
Black and white postcard, with image of Mordialloc Creek and Bridge Hotel. Hand writing around and on parts of image. Reverse side with hand written address, date stamp and stamps.
This collection of early 20th century postcards provides an invaluable pictorial record of urban and rural landscapes in Melbourne,Victoria and New South Wales. It also captures the social and political attitudes and observations of one Melbourne family, relating to domestic and social life, literature, politics, and Australian culture. Themes such as nationalism, the postiion of women and prejudices surrounding Aboriginal Australians, global shipping and communication are also referenced by both the visual iconography and the commentary on the postcards.
Donation from Moreen Shields, Jun 2011
Printed: Mordialloc Creek and Bridge Hotel. Handwritten text: Melbourne 15.1.1905 'My dear Cousin. Last week I did not get a card sent to you. It was so dreadfully hot that we could not go out 105.107.108 ½ in the shade and 165 in the sun and when on Thursday I received your card telling me of the illness of wee Jimmie I can't say how very grieved I was. You and Agnes and your dear little son have not been from my mind ever since. I wearied for news this mail which will be in tomorrow. I do hope most earnestly that all danger has long passed and that he is romping about now. We left here yesterday and all of us feel the benefit of the change even though it sometimes was almost unbearably hot. 16.1.05. The mail bought no news and I feel so kind of worried and anxious about little Jimmie I shall not be able to settle down till next week when there will almost certainly be news from you. You would hardly credit, Dear James, how much I am in touch with you at this anxious time. Till next week, with dearest love to all love m' Mr J. B. Scott 12 Hillview Paisley Scotland
Type of item
139 (Width), 87 (Height)