I have posted this delightful photo of my mother dancing in Martin Place at the end of World War Two several times over the years and knew that it had originally appeared in a Sydney newspaper.
|Mum is in the two-tone shoes.|
Yesterday I had cause to find the original image and I noted that there was a typed caption pasted on it.
When I teach people how to use Trove I tell them that they can use Trove to date old newspaper clippings by pasting text into the search box. It was time to practice what I preach.
I fired up Trove, selected search in Newspapers & Gazettes category and typed these words from the caption in the search box "Typical of excited Sydney crowds were these crowds who celebrated" then narrowed the results to NSW and 1945.
SUCCESS! How easy was that!
I found the original article with a cropped image of my mother and the revellers with whom she was celebrating.
|1945 'Wild scenes as Australia celebrates surrender news; revellers throng streets', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 12 August, p. 3. , viewed 07 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230453563|
Thankyou Trove for sharing and preserving my mother's story.