Family Life - Historical Photographs
Explore continuity and change in family life
Students use photographs of families and people from the 19th century to discuss continuity and change in family life over time and the impact of technology on people’s lives.
Australian History Syllabus Outcomes
Early Stage 1
HTe-1 communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others
HTe-2 demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication
HT1-1 communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical term
HT1-4 demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication
HT1-3 describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
Family Life Photographs
An Elderly Couple: Circa 1896
Family Portrait: This family portrait was taken at the Doré Studio here in Maitland. George Kedwell was a photographer in Maitland between the years of 1896 – 1900.
Baby in a Pram circa 1907: These children are Athelstan James and Ida Vera Weston. William Weston the photographer was the children’s uncle. James Snr. Weston bought 640 acres of land in the Parish of Heddon in 1856 which is now the town of Weston.
Children in a Tree circa 1900 - 1920: This image was taken at Windy Station (near Quirindi) N.S.W. Windy Station was owned by the Australian Agricultural Company. These are Richard and Hannah Ogden’s children. Richard was manager of the Station from 1895 to 1930 and was William Henry Weston’s brother-in-law.
Family Car Maitland: Circa 1930.
The Kawicki Family at Greta Migrant Camp – The Kawicki family (Wladyslaw, Jadwiga and infant daughter Krystyna) came to Australia from Poland as World War 2 displaced persons. They arrived in Greta in 1955 and left in 1959. Wladyslaw and Jadwiga's family grew to six children. Their youngest son, Chez was born in Maitland