Doctor John (Jock) Whyte Grieve was a resident medical officer before becoming first registrar, employed at The Children’s Hospital from 1919 to 1947. This album includes many group photos of staff who would have been working with J W Grieve at the time. Grieve’s wife, Margaret, worked at The Children’s Hospital as a nursing sister, she is also captured in many of the images. The wide-format shots of wards and other facilities were taken by a professional photographic studio based in Prahran.

J W Grieve has been described as studious and contemplative. It is these qualities that prompted The Royal Children’s Hospital to name a library in his honour.