Historical information

A picnic organised on the first of January 1928 on the grounds of the Duckett family home, Riversdale in Hawthorn. (See Jottings 90, January 1928)
Mr Duckett , an ironmaster and manufacturer.

In 2017 a link with a Mrs Marjorie Duckett (nee Mclennan) in the late 20th C confirmed her role as secretary of the Altona Op Shop which provided funds to the Mission in the late 20th C. An image was also found in Ship to Shore newsletter of the MTSV.


The Ducketts had links to the McLennan family also supporters of the Mission. Connections and memberships with both families identified in the records and Archive. This image links to just one of the the strong local networks of MTS supporters and their substantial residential properties made available to host seafarer events and for leisure outings.

Physical description

small B & W photograph mounted in album depicts grip of seafarers and Mission to seamen hosts posed for photograph on verandah of large house in Hawthorn circa 1920s.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription found on page below: see title entry