One of three copy photographs. Portrait of the Murdoch and Long families, Eaglehawk, circa 1907.

These images relate to three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Elizabeth (born 1922) and David (born 1926) Murdoch in the 1920s by their aunt Dora (Murdoch) Long (born in 1874) in the 1920s. Dora was the sister of the children's father William Murdoch. Dora lived in Eaglehawk near Bendigo at the time she gave the dolls to her nieces and nephew who were living in Camberwell at the time. The three dolls may have been purchased in Bendigo by Dora, as there was a well-established Chinese community in the town by the 1920s, with several Chinese owned shops importing goods from China.

Description of Content

Portrait of the Long and Murdoch families in front of the Murdoch home in Nelson Street, California Gully, Victoria, circa 1907.

Physical Description

Copy photographic print with a typed white paper adhered to the back of the photograph.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Migration & Cultural Diversity, Home & Community

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Trish Redman, 11 March 2004

  • Person Depicted

    Mrs Dora Long, Nelson Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907

  • Place & Date Depicted

    Nelson Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907

  • Individuals Identified

    Long, Eudora (Dora); Long, William John; Long, Marian; Long, Margaret; Murdoch, Margaret

  • Format

    Photograph, Monochrome

  • Inscriptions

    Typed on paper that is adhered to the back of the photograph; 'This photograph was taken in front of the Murdoch / Home in Nelson Street, California Gully, Eaglehawk, / dated 1906/1907. / From left to right: / Eudora Long / nee Murdoch / 1874 - 1960 / with / William John / Long / 1906 - 1984 / Marian Long / 1900 - 1940 / Margaret / 1904 - ? / Margaret Murdoch / 1881 - 1967 / Background: Eudora (Dora) Murdoch married Dr. William John / Long in May 1899. Her father, James Cathcart / Murdoch arrived from Maybole, Ayr, in 1855. / He was a partner in the Murdoch & Co mines. / The original house was built in the 1860's'

  • Classification

    Portraits, Groups, Adults & children

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • 2D format

    101 mm (Width), 155 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Childhood, Portraits, Clothing