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Photograph - E. Gadd Coach Builder, Eltham, c.March 1930

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Description
Sepia photograph
Size
11 x 16 cm
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Object Registration
02161
Keywords
coaches, dance band, edward gadd, eltham, harold norman, jock read, mrs read, prohibition vote, research (vic.), sam howard, vineyards, industry, school children
Historical information
Poster on wall of shop promoting the protection of vineyards from Prohibition by voting No. This would date this photo to c.March 1930. A vote was being held by the Victorian government which the vineyard growers were opposed to due to the ramifications it would have upon the wider industry for dried fruits and table grapes, etc as well and how it was in direct conflict with the federal government's actions of WW1 Soldiers Settlements on vineyards as it would ruin them. Info sourced from: 1930 'HOW VINE GROWERS WOULD BE PENALISED', Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), 28 March, p. 4. (AFTERNOON) [See Link.]
Note with photo: "Man with hammer is Mr Gadd; always wore leggings and played violin at local dances. On his left is Harold Norman of Research. (Sam Howard played banjo). Mrs Read (Jock's mother) played piano by ear. Research called Normantow because no one could remember who was related to who." Note the school children; one of whom may be Jock Read.
Edward Gadd died of pneumonia, July 1937. He had operated his coach building business in Eltham for about 17 years (1920-1937). He lived in Research and left a wife and three sons. He was actively involved with the Research Hall and was largely instrumental in its establishment. Info sourced from: 1937 'Death of Mr. Edward Gadd.', Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), 23 July, p. 1. [See Link.]
When Made
1930
Last updated
22 Dec 2018 at 1:55PM