Sepia photograph of an Aboriginal Woman - Queen Rose of Ballarat. Queen Rose wears an engraved possom skin cloak over a western style dress, carries a spear and a woven bag. She stands outside a brick building with the child. The photograph is possibly taken at a mission station.
According to Ian Clark in "Monash publications in Geography No 37" Queen Rose waas of the Watha Wurrung, and the photo was taken at Coranderrk between 1876/7.