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Photograph - Christmas Day 1914 at St John's College

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
The photograph depicts a group of seamen seated at tables inside a room waiting for a dinner to be served. Only one lady dressed in white is amongst them. At the back a reverend can be seen standing.
Object Registration
1624
Keywords
wwi, st john's college, cumloden college, dinner, christmas, lhlg, st kilda east, alma road
Historical information
The Mission and the Ladies Harbour Light Guild organised many social events for seamen especially during the Christmas period. This one is one o the many events organised at the St John's College (formerly Cumloden College between 1891-1905) on 195-201 Alma Road, St Kilda East, in what seems to be the gymnasium (as per the ring hanging from the ceiling on the right).
The reverend seen at the back could be Canon John Stephen Hart, successor of Canon Reginald Stephen, who welcomed the groups at the school on this occasions.
When Made
1914
Inscriptions & Markings
Xmas Day 1914 at St John's College
Last updated
16 Apr 2019 at 4:43PM