[Editor: This postcard, which incorporates a photo of several emus in an enclosure at Melbourne Zoo, is dated 13 December 1905.]
[Front of postcard]
Emu Paddock, Melbourne Zoo.
[Description: A photo of several emus in an enclosure at Melbourne Zoo.]
[Reverse of postcard]
[Handwritten text, in italics]
Be a good boy & take care of Mother & Gwen.
Master B. J. Roberts
21 Hastings Road
[No identifying information about the manufacturer was included on the postcard.]
Dimensions (approximate): 138 mm. (width), 87 mm. (height).
The signature on the postcard looks to be “JGx”, but it is thought to be the initials “JGR” (with a stylised “R”), as it is believed that the postcard is from the father, John Garibaldi Roberts, to his son Bert (Bertrand John Roberts).
The spelling of the property name “Eumana” has been confirmed with items published elsewhere. For example, see: “Births”, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 August 1891, p. 1 [“ROBERTS. — On the 22nd inst., at Eumana, Hastings-road, Upper Hawthorn, the wife of John G. Roberts of a daughter.”]
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