Midtown Farm, Beckermet

Midtown Farm is situated in the village of Beckermet, and was the home of John Smith. His daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Robley (1833-1902) left the farm to her son, John Robley (1896-1954). The farm was sold in the 1980s.

Haymaking in Longmire Field, Midtown Farm, Beckermet

John Robley (1896-1954), with his 3 sisters, in descending order of size, Isobel (Iso), Elizabeth (Bet) and Mary (Mollie). They are with their governess, Mrs. Kneale. John Robley of Lesmurdie, W. Australia, who contributed this photograph, says it was almost certainly taken by his grandmother, Elizabeth Smith, who was something of an expert in early photography. His father John is doing the driving, and the picture was taken around 1902/3.