MysteryMonday: Route 9, Kangaroo Ground, c.1990

UPDATED 27 FEB 2020

The locations of all these images have now been identified thanks to the wonders of Google Street View. The captions on each image now reflect the correct identification and a link to the Google Street View image.

Looking south towards the Kangaroo Ground Horse and Pony Club, Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Kangaroo Ground, c.1989  [Google Street View]
(From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
#MysteryMonday – Today’s images are five sequential frames from a roll of colour negative film. We are fairly certain that they are all of Route 9 through the old Shire of Eltham; pretty much because frame No. 3 shows the blue route sign. This suggests they are either of the Kangaroo Ground-Yarra Glen Road or the Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road. Again we feel that they are probably all around Kangaroo Ground.

Our collections team is keen to geo-tag as many images as we can in our collection. So, today’s MysteryMonday challenge is to identify the exact GPS coordinates for each of the five frames using whatever resources you have available. You may happen to know exactly where each of the pictures are taken. Road signage clues are always helpful; for instance, frame No. 1 warns of horse float crossings ahead. Or you may want to take a drive using Google Street View. Then again it is such a beautiful day, you may want to take a real drive and capture an up to date picture as well.

Looking south towards the Kangaroo Ground Horse and Pony Club, Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Kangaroo Ground, c.1989  [Google Street View]
(From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
In frames No. 0 and No. 1 there appears to be a small stone building not far from the road, visible near the horse warning signage.

Looking south along Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road just east of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Kangaroo Ground, c.1989  [Google Street View]
(From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Looking northwest along Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road, Kangaroo Ground, c.1989  [Google Street View]
(From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Looking northwest along Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road approaching Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Kangaroo Ground, c.1989  [Google Street View]
(From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Can you identify these? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where they are and help us catalogue these images.

Over to you . . .

2 thoughts on “MysteryMonday: Route 9, Kangaroo Ground, c.1990”

    1. Hi Brett, have looked at your suggestion and agree it has a similar feel if you have gone past the cemetery on your left but still feel the flow of the landscape is not quite right. Are you able to post an embedded Google Street View to show us exactly where you think it is?

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