Historical information

The cottage was located on East Boundary Road, near Caleb Street in East Bentleigh. It was owned by Caleb Porter and occupied by Laura Johnson (centre). Also in the photograph are her sister Boletta Hansen Wold (left) and daughter Anna Marie Johnson (right). The dog's name has not been recorded


Part of East Bentleigh was inside the original grant of land bought by English farmer and brewer, Henry Dendy, in 1841. He bought 5,120 acres (20.7 km2) which was bounded on the west by Port Phillip Bay, then North Road, East Boundary Road and South Road.

Physical description

Black and white image of three women and a dog standing outside a small weatherboard cottage with a picket fence.

Inscriptions & markings

Round white sticker with black printed text: 140
Handwritten in red ink: 55%