Members of the Van Berkel family outside a weatherboard house, Ballarat, Victoria, ca. 1890, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections.
“Two children on a seesaw,” Balmoral area, Victoria, ca. 1925, from The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection, via Museums Victoria Collections (under CC license).
This is a small circus. I love the bench in the back bending under the weight of the plants.
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“Boys with prize marrow and dogs,” Swan Hill, Victoria, 1923, by Kate Bradbury, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections.
The boys are Gordon and Colin Bradbury.
The queen poses in her side-yard kingdom with her horses and doll-courtiers, 1925, Euston District, New South Wales, via Museum Victoria.
Contributed by Beryl Leslie to “The Biggest Family Album of Australia” project.
Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. . .
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another nice backyard scene via Museum Victoria: John and George Lee with push mowers, September 1956, Greensborough, near Melbourne, Australia.
The photo was contributed by Mrs. Brenda Lee to The Biggest Family Album of Australia project.