Historical information

The 9 photographs taken by reverend C.J. Edldridge-Doyle (called Bill Doyle), depict the 3 mission buildings around 1953-54. There are three photographs per buildings.
On the envelop, he wrote a message to Pearl (from a photography lab) ordering glossy prints in 8x10 inches. with a PS message: "You'll be glad when we go to England".
The archives still holds 4 prints of this size (2 of the Port Melbourne building, 2 of the Williamstown building).

Reverend Eldridge-Doyle was chaplain between 1953 and 1958, then in 1960 he replace Padre Oliver for a year before Perry Mitchinson.


The photographs depict the three mission's buildings used from 1943.

Physical description

2 strips of 9 black and white Ilford negatives with the beige colour wide envelope where they were kept.

Inscriptions & markings

Written in blue ink on the envelope is written instructions to print the images addressed to Pearl from Bill Doyle.

"PS: You'll be glad when we go to England.

Dear Pearl, Sorry to be such a confounded nuisance. Do you think you could do 2 of each of these in 10x8 glossy? The ones of Port Melbourne appear to me to show had camera shake but may be ok. Could I have them tomorrow? Bill Doyle"