[Editor: This postcard incorporates a photo of a horse-drawn buggy. The postcard is postmarked Melbourne, 14 May 1906.]
Road scene, Black’s Spur
[Front of postcard]
Road scene, Black’s Spur
[Photo of a man in a horse-drawn buggy, who has stopped to talk to another man (the latter is holding what appears to be a shovel).]
[Reverse of postcard]
[Handwritten text, in italics]
This is just to wish you the very best wishes for your success at Matric.
Love from Nellie
Miss I. Figgis
[No identifying information about the manufacturer was included on the postcard.]
Dimensions (approximate): 138 mm. (width), 88 mm. (height).
The Sands & McDougall directories for 1905 and 1910 do not list any surname like “Figgis”, nor a property name like “Hannah”, in Brinsley Road, Camberwell. However, there is another postcard in the IAC collection which was sent to Miss Irene Figgis, care of the Reverend Charles S. Y. Price (of Brinsley Road, Camberwell), who is listed in the Sands & McDougall directories.
See: 1) “Sturt St. Gardens Ballarat: Under the snow mantle [postcard, 19 June 1906]”, The Institute of Australian Culture, 12 May 2022 [postcard sent to Miss I. Figgis, at Brinsley Road, East Camberwell]
2) Sands & McDougall’s Melbourne, suburban, and country directory for 1905 Melbourne: Sands & McDougall Limited, 1905, p. 166 (column 3) [has a listing for Brinsley Road (west side), Camberwell: Price, Rev. Chas. S. Y. (Independent); Price, Miss C. I., teacher of drawing; Price, Miss G. C., teacher of music]
3) Sands & McDougall’s Melbourne, suburban, and country directory for 1910, Melbourne: Sands & McDougall Limited, 1910, p. 173 (column 1) [has a listing for 46 Brinsley Road (west side), Camberwell: Price, Rev. C. S. Y. (Cong); Price, Miss C. Irene, teacher of painting; Price, Miss Grace F., teacher of music]
Black’s Spur = (now known as: Black Spur) an area in Fernshaw (Victoria), located to the north-east of Healesville, and south-west of Narbethong and Marysville
Camberwell = a suburb of Melbourne (Victoria), located in the east of the Melbourne metropolitan area
Matric = an abbreviation of “matriculation examination”, an examination which (if successfully completed) qualifies a student to apply for admission to a university or college; passing a matriculation examination normally means that a student can receive a secondary school leaving certificate, commonly known as a high school certificate