Historical information

The photograph is from the album of Ivy Child. The homestead appears to be that of Ted and Ethel Child. The people in the photograph have not yet been identified but are most likely family members.

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 group of people in the yard of a homestead. One young man on a motorbike is wearing a cap and smoking a cigarette.A woman nursing a child is in the sidecar of a motorbike while a young girl is on the pillion seat. A man wearing a hat and smoking a pipe is standing between the two motorbikes. A young man in a jacket is standing behind the motorbike with sidecar. In the distance a man and young girl are standing in the open doorway of a shed.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten below the photograph in the album: SEEING THEM OFF