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'Young Australia', a girl wrapped in the Australian flag

Albert Bellier de Villentroy1921

National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia
CANBERRA, Australia

This image came into the National Archives’ collection as part of a copyright application for an artistic work entitled ‘Young Australia’ in 1921. The photographer’s name was Albert Bellier de Villentroy, who had a studio on Hunter Street, Sydney, in the early 1920s.

The girl pictured is the photographer’s daughter, Marie-Celeste de Villentroy. The State Library of New South Wales has what appears to be the original finished work, which shows Marie-Celeste in the Australian Red Ensign flag.

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