Historical information

The photograph is from the album of Ivy Child. The buildings form part of the Child family farm where Ivy Child lived with her parents Ted and Ethel Child. The photograph is taken in winter with the trees devoid of leaves.

Ivy May Child (1910 – 1989) was the daughter of Arthur Edward (Ted) Child (1878 – 1964) and Ethel May Madden (1888 – 1970). Ted Child was the son of Matthew Francis Child (1839 – 1933) and Martha Jeeves (1857 – 1926). He was the grandson of one of the early pioneers Francis Child. Ivy grew up on the family property on Childs Road and took many photographs. Most of these are glued into her photo album. The album covered the years from c1927 – 1932. Ivy married Henry William Burgess (1906 – 1968) in 1944.
The photographs remain in their original state in the album with individual copies made.

Physical description

Sepia photograph showing a group of buildings - a homestead and sheds. There is a wire fence and gate at the front. A woman wearing a hat is about to go through the gate. She is carrying a suitcase. Trees and bushes surround the property and a cleared area and rooftop are visible in the distance.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten below the photograph in album: IN SUMMER