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photograph - Desmond, home of O'Hara family

From the Collection of Cockatoo History & Heritage Group Cockatoo Victoria

Black and white photograph of "Desmond", home of the O'Hara family, with a family group in foreground. Situated on Cockatoo Creek, on land now known as Alma Treloar Reserve. Circa 1910.
Object Registration
cockatoo homes, "desmond", o'hara family, cockatoo creek, john bernard o'hara.
Historical information
"Desmond", on the Cockatoo Creek, on land which now forms part of Alma Treloar Reserve, was the home of the O'Hara family ca. 1910. The poet John Bernard O'Hara, used to visit his mother there, and remembered many wonderful holidays with the "city folk" who travelled to Cockatoo on "Puffing Billy" and camped along the creek. The family in the foreground is most likely the O'Hara family.
The photograph is significant because it shows a Cockatoo home of around 1910.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM