This image was taken on St. Margaret Island in Gippsland. Here the O'Connor family and friends (names unknown) work hard to retrieve and cart ti tree back to their shack for shelter.

John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor leased St. Margaret Island to graze cattle there in the summer, in the early 20th century. The shack was the only shelter on the island. The photographer of this image, Doctor Sydney Pern, was a friend of the family, who lived in Yarram. In addition to his duties as the local GP, he was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.

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Women and children pushing cart loaded with ti tree, Saint Margaret Island, about 1910.

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