Historical information

The photograph is from the album of Ivy Child. It shows a homestead with a heavily cultivated area behind. It is possibly the Child Homestead.

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 taken in bright sunshine showing an extensively cultivated area with a wire fence in the foreground. Three buildings are seen at centre left.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten below the photograph in the album" THE FLAT