One of twenty images depicting the private lives of tram workers by photographer Sarah Pears taken in 1992.

Description of Content

Image of a woman and man sitting on a couch with two boys in between them. A boy stands behind the woman near the decorated mantel piece. The room is dimly lit and the wallpaper has an elaborate floral motif. A gold framed picture hangs in the centre of the wall with wall mounted light fittings on either side. A coffee table with a doily and glass ornaments sits in the foreground and a patterned rug can be seen on the floor.

Physical Description

Framed colour photograph


Statement of Historical Significance:

The South Melbourne Tramworkers collection documents a group of culturally diverse workers in both their domestic and work environments. These images capture a time of significant industrial change, workplace culture of the tramways and public transport industry more generally, and personalise a workforce.

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