Postcard - State School Children display at MCG 19/12/16

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Postcard
Date Used
19 Dec 1916
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Black and white photo of children dancing in a rectangle. Children are standing inside rectangle in triangle formations. Reverse has printed text. Text reads "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS ONLY / KODAK / AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA / KODAK".
0 - Whole: H: 87 W: 137 D: 1mm (H: 3 7/16 W: 5 3/8 D: 1/16")
Associated Person
Date Used
19 Dec 1916
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Margery Snowball


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- Melbourne Cricket Club Museum team

Posted on 03-08-2020 02:30:08

The children are starting to form the word "ANZAC". See for a clearer view, although that site gives the date as 9/12/1916. Margery Sage LORDING (Margery Snowball's mother) along with several of her 5 siblings, are in the group of children, , all having attended Essendon State School and MSL was aged 12 when this Physical Culture display was held. The Postcards donated to this MCG collection were kept by M S Lording's parents until their deaths (m-1939 & f-1951) after which they passed to her. M S Lording was the niece of F C Lording (stained glass artist with Ferguson & Urie) who played footy for "Hotham" club - now North Melbourne - in 1879, and granddaughter of F H Lording, Architect & builder, several of whose buildings are Heritage Listed.

- Nelly

Posted on 01-08-2020 12:14:15