This image features an unknown woman in bathing costume entering the waters on St. Margaret Island in Gippsland, circa 1910.

John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor leased St. Margaret Island to graze cattle there in the summer, in the early 20th century. The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the O'Connor family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.Here the photographers wife, Mrs Pern, is playing in the water at St Margaret Island, about 1910.

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Woman in bathing costume wading in water, with fence posts in the water behind her.

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