Historical information

Market gardening was an integral part of the development of the area now known as Kingston. In this image there are two men standing beside a truck loaded with vegetables. Painted on the truck are the words South Rd, A & H Marriott, indicating these men are from the Marriott family. The truck appears to be a Republic Commercial Car by Republic Motor Truck Co, Michigan, c. 1916.


The Marriott family arrived in Port Phillip in 1857. It wasn't until 1876 that the family purchased 30 acres with a four-roomed house in East Boundary Road, in the area then called East Brighton.

Physical description

Black and white image of two men standing in front of a truck fully loaded with vegetables intended for market. There are also two children standing in front of the truck.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten in black ink on a round red sticker on the reverse: X18
Handwritten in red ink on reverse: 35%