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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A small black / white photograph of man with three children sitting in a hollowed out pumpkin in water. An Australian flag is on the left side of the pumpkin.
Size
H-87mm W-105mm
Object Registration
1040
Keywords
mundy-fred pumpkins-orbost
Historical information
The pumpkin in this photograph was an award winner and was grown by Fred Mundy Snr. It weighed 194 lbs (approx. 88 kgs).
Pumpkins were grown widely on Orbost farms and used to feed pigs.
There was usually a competition for the heaviest or biggest pumpkin at the annual Orbost agricultural Show.
When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
This photograph is associated with the history of pumpkin growing in the Orbost district.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Alec Cameron, Mr Fred Mundy" ; "Record pumpkin - Mr Fred Mundy 194lbs"
Last updated
27 May 2019 at 3:40PM