This cabinet card was taken in the regional, New South Wales town of Bathurst in September 1897. One of the girls pictured is A.B. and the other J. Wilson. I love the way the card tells us that the photographer’s studio is located near a local butchery. Was that the only notable landmark worth mentioning?
The clothing is not typical of the era or region, so I will say that these two are dressed in peasant costume for the photograph. One girl is holding a skipping rope and the other a hoop and stick.