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Sir Josiah Symon with his family
Title : Sir Josiah Symon with his family Sir Josiah Symon with his family
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Source : B 62726
Date of creation : 1896
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Sir Josiah Symon on the verandah at Manoah, his residence and estate at Upper Sturt, with Lady Symon and other members of his family on Christmas Day, 1896. A nursemaid carries the youngest child, some of the other children display what may be their Christmas gifts - a pony, a tricycle and cricket gear - and the sisters gather nearby.

This is a composed family gathering at Christmas and displays some of the wealth of a family in which the father is a notable member of South Australian society and a successful lawyer. Sir Josiah Symon was prominent in the Australian Federation movement.

Related names :

Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934

Symon, Eleanor, Lady

Symon family

Coverage year : 1896
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Dow, Gwyn and June Factor (eds.) Australian childhood: an anthology, South Yarra, Vic.: McPhee Gribble, 1991

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

Fabian, Sue. Children in Australia: an outline history, Melbourne: Hyland House, 1980

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