This photo shows four generations, dated about 1916-1917.
Standing is Mr R’s great-grandmother Helena Randall, nee Prince. Helen was born 1870 at Avenel, Victoria and married Robert McMillan Randall in 1895 at Collingwood. Helena died 1937.
Seated, right: Helena’s mother, Eliza Jane Prince, nee Mutton. (Rob’s great-great-grandmother.) Eliza was born 1853 at Avenel, the daughter of the town’s pioneers William Henry Mutton and Elizabeth Lock. Eliza married Joseph Cawtheray Prince, 1870, at Seymour. She died in Brunswick, 1937, and is buried with her husband at Avenel. Eliza went to school with Ned Kelly, and Ned’s father rented a dairy farm from Eliza’s mother.
Seated, left: Lillie Eliza Drysdale, nee Randall, the eldest daughter of Helena and Robert Randall. (Rob’s great-aunt.) In 1915, Lillie married Stanley Adam Norman Drysdale, a police officer in the metropolitan area . Lillie died in 1934 and is buried in The New Cheltenham Cemetery. (Stan’s career advanced until he attained the rank of Inspector at Horsham, 1946. Prior to that he was Sub-Inspector at Russell Street.)
On Lillie’s lap is their first child, Joyce Lilian Drysdale, who was born in Carlton in 1916. This puts this photo in that time frame. Joyce died in 1982 as Joyce Lilian Taylor. Her death was registered at Box Hill, Melbourne.