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Photograph - Black and White - Smythe's Road School 1923

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Photocopy of original photograph
Object Registration
fisher, smythe's road school, smythe's road, school, egan, owen, kent, hamilton, shaw, ballarat, waterloo farm
Historical information
The Fisher family lived at Waterloo farm, Smythe's Road, near Ballarat. Alice Russell Shaw the daughter of Jessie Black Hamilton and John Shaw, married Albert Fisher in 1909 and had 10 children by him. They lived at Waterloo farm, Smythe's Road. Alice Russell Fisher (Shaw) was known as 'Queenie' Fisher. This family farmed in the Smythe's area for many years. They produced fine milk and butter. Jean, their second eldest child recalled that when they made the butter sculptures they used plenty of salt so that it wouldn't melt. They won first prizes at the Ballarat Show for the butter sculptures.
When Made
Made By
Fisher family (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Smythe's Rd School. Brother Ed has a letter in his pocket. Joyce and Mary dressed alike in front. Others were Una Kent, Rose Owen, Elenor Egan, George Fletcher. Be about 1923-24
Last updated
12 Mar 2020 at 1:42PM