Summary

Wonthaggi township in Victoria developed during the early 20th century as a service town to house workers from the State Coal, which opened in 1910 to supply black coal to the Victorian Railways. It was part of the Powlett River coalfields.

Description of Content

Members of the Wonthaggi Italian community. They are standing in front of a wooden building. A man at the back has his arm raised holding a what appears to be a large flower like an arum liliy over the head of a woman in front of him. The contributor's grandparents are standing third and forth from the left with her grandfather playing a banjo and her grandmother holding a baby that was to become her father.

Physical Description

black and white negative.

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