Exterior view of Foys Department Store, Bourke Street, Melbourne, with Christmas decorations, December 1957. Photo taken by John Woods, who had migrated a few weeks previously and started work at Foys around December 1957.

Barbara and John Woods migrated to Australia as assisted migrants from Buckinghamshire on the MV Fairsea in 1957. The Barbara and John Woods Collection comprises documents and photographs that provide a comprehensive insight into the Woods' immigration experience, from the issuing of their passage tickets, to their arrival in Melbourne.

Description of Content

Foys department store, Melbourne, Christmas 1957. There is a large "Santa Claus" model fixed to the front of the building. Various cars and a Melbourne tram can be seen in the street directly in front of the store.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin negative.

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