"Dear Mary Jane, Just a few lines to wish you a Merry Xmas, hope you are quite well also the Family. Lou is quite well also Hughie & myself. No more. Your affec sister Em. x x x x x x Happy New Year to all". Photographer: Sidney Riley. Rozelle & Rosetti Studios, Balmain.
This postcard from Emily Owen in Sydney to her sister Mary Jane in Melbourne has turned up in a tin box which had belonged to Mary Jane. This appears to show Emily's four living children: Gwendoline, Emily, Winifred and baby Jack who was born in Balmain in 1912. All were born after their parents' return from South Africa.