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Photograph - Portrait of bride Moira Oliver

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

Mounted studio b & w photograph portrait of a bride in white dress and train
Object Registration
padre oliver, moira oliver, reverend good, st. jude's church, frank lelsie oliver
Historical information
Moira Bird Oliver (nee Good) daughter of Rev Good of St Jude's Carlton first met Frank Oliver circa 1915. They were engaged for some 7 years while Frank did wartime service and then on return to Melbourne completed a Theology degree at Trinity College and was then ordained.
After various postings the married couple eventually arrived and were appointed to the Chaplaincy to the Mission to Seamen based at 717 Flinders St from 1930-1960.
The Olivers weathered many significant issues between 1930 and 1960, a depression, WW2, strikes and waterfront unrest in the 1950s and financial struggles resulting from changed shipping patterns.
This photograph was gifted by a descendant who told us that Mrs Oliver was a very enthusiastic photographer.
When Made
Mrs Oliver was a well loved and respected woman and is memorialised by a window in the Mission Chapel. It is possible she is one of the many anonymous photographers who contributed various photographs especially of the 1930s and forties that make up a substantial part of the Mission Heritage Collection. Mrs Oliver died in 1969 see elsewhere this database for memorial plaque and window.
Last updated
11 Jul 2020 at 9:39AM