Thanks to some initial clues from Flickr members prompting some personal research, and then backed up by confirmation from an Ancestry member, the three Clarke sisters have now been identified.
They were the three daughters of George Clarke and Christina Walker. There was also a brother, James Mitchell Clarke. I wonder if any of these are also represented in this mystery album?
It has also been noted by a descendent that there are records of George Clarke in Ceylon, which ties in with several of the photographs in the album being from there.
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Christina Armstrong Clarke
b: abt 1858
Married James Tait on 20 Feb 1896 in Kew, Victoria
d: 17 Nov 1914
Ellen “Ellie” Clarke
b 1860 in Hotham, Victoria, Australia. d 3 Mar 1944 in Deepdene, Victoria, Australia. Parents George Clarke and Christina Walker.
The birth date certainly ties in with the estimated date of the photo of c. 1880 and her apparent age of c. 20. Ellie married James Hedding in 1890. Seemingly her only child was William Alan Hedding, and three grandchildren.
Annie Mitchell Clarke
The only detail I have for her is from the note of Ellie’s death in the local newspaper, stating Annie’s address as 41 Broadway, Camberwell, now a suburb of Melbourne (view on Google Street View)