Postcard featuring colour image of pier at Glenelg near Adelaide 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.
Colour postcard, with image of Glenelg near Adelaide. the image shows a pier with boats and children in the front. Hand writing around image. Reverse side with hand written address and parts of date stamp. Stamps were removed.
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: Glenelg, near Adelaide. Robert Jolley, Melb. Handwritten text: 'My dear Anna- Will you please tell Father not to answer my letter if he has already written in reply to mine of the 17th Jan because if so I shall be getting one from him soon, which I can answer and then our correspondence will not be confused and criss-cross. If he has not written yet tell him to please himself- I don't wish him to have too many letters to answer, and so do not mind going without one. You see Anna, I can't banish the idea that Father dislikes letter writing. Love from Marion This town is about 600 miles W. of Melb & at Adelaide or more correctly Laigs Bay the English mail is taken ashore.' Miss Anna Scott 3 McIntyre Place Paisley Scotland
Type of item
139 mm (Width), 98 mm (Height)