Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong
Black and white photograph showing raspberry pickers at the Dower property Cambridge Gardens at Mt Dandenong. Printed from an image supplied on a CD.
William Dower brought his family to the Dandenongs in 1898, taking up 10 acres. His property was Cambridge Gardens located between the present Mt Dandenng Tourist Road and Yarrabee Road. William and his wife Elizabeth had seven boys (Will, Harry, Bert, Walter, Joe, Edgar, Robert) and four girls (Emmy, may, Ada and Ruby).
This photograph shows raspberry picking at Cambridge Gardens c1907. The Dower Homestead is visible. The boys in the floppy felt hats are from Burwood Boys Home. Ruby Dower is centre front. Will Dower right of picture and Walter Dower left of picture.Ada, Carrie, Elizabeth, May and Emmy are also in the photo.