Historical information

The photograph is from the album of Ivy Child. The road featured called the 'Main Road' is what we know know as Mt Dandenong Tourist Road. It has been made but not tarred. The identity of the people is unknown.

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 coloured photograph showing a stretch of road with two young boys and a girl standing in the middle. Behind them, standing on the edge of the road are two women and a man. Behind them is a wire and post fence with wooden gate and a shed. Bush is visible in the background.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten below the photograph in the album: ALONG THE MAIN ROAD