George H. Golledge was a planter who managed the Gikiyanakanda Estate, owned by Lord Elphinstone, from 1904 – 1914. The 3200 acre estate had been acquired by the Rt Hon Lord Elphinstone in 1844, and was originally a coffee and tea plantation until the 1880s when experiments took place with growing rubber in Ceylon. By 1906 rubber production had significantly increased in the Kalutara area. Golledge and his wife had two daughters, Joyce and Nancy, who are pictured in the photographs as young children. They lived with their parents for the rest of their lives after returning to the UK in the 1930s.