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Image: Conversing with deaf-blind men

The description on the back of this photo reads: “Conversing with four deaf-blind men on the steps of the Home for Deaf Mutes in Blackburn (Victoria), c. 1935. Two of the deaf-blind men are Edward Cork (L) and Mr Shirra (2nd L).”

MS 13362. Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria
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