Historical information

A colour slide of a motor boat on the ocean for Operation Float. The caption says 'Bright sky and calm seas'. Operation Float was an event run by Melbourne Legacy to take Junior legatees on an outing. It could have been to naval boats such as HMAS Cerberus or to a Yacht club. It gave the junior legatees the opportunity to see a naval boat in action, spend time on the water or try sailing. Part of a set of slides that are printed on Ektachrome and discoloured to a pink tinge. The year is possibly 1961 as one slide has the date on it.
Was with many other slides taken in the 1950s and 1960s. The slides have been photographed to make digital images and moved to archive quality sleeves. In many cases the original images were not well focussed and the digital image the best available.


A record of outings being organised for children.

Physical description

Colour slide of cars collecting children in Kodak Ektachrome cardboard mount with yellow and blue print.

Inscriptions & markings

Printed on front 'Made in USA' in blue ink. Embossed with slide number '20' in one corner. Handwritten in blue pen ' Operation Float 1961. Bright skies and calm seas'.
Printed on reverse "Kodak Ektachrome Transparency / Processed by Kodak" in blue ink.