Category Archives: MysteryMonday

MysteryMonday: Bulleen and Ringwood Skate Parks, c.1985

MYSTERY SOLVED – locations as identified in captions of photos are the Snake Run at Bulleen Skatepark and Ringwood Skatepark formerly located in Bedford Park.

Ringwood Skatepark, Bedford Park, Ringwood, c.1985 (from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; photographer unknown)

#MysteryMonday – Today’s images are of a skateboard park circa 1985. We do not believe it is at the former Fayrefield Hat Factory (now Eltham Fort Knox) though the former fishponds there were used as a skateboard facility in 1977 (see “Fishpond – The Training Ground”, 1977 Pools!, Vic Skate History 1974-1986). The facility may not even be in the Eltham district as another image on the roll of film is of the then new Nunawading Skateboard Club ramp now part of Box Hill Skate Park on Canterbury Road. The pictures may have been taken as part of a study for the development of Eltham Skate Park in Susan Street.

Ringwood Skatepark, Bedford Park, Ringwood, c.1985 (from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; photographer unknown)
The Snake Run, Bulleen Skatepark, Swanston Street Reserve, 96 Swantson Street, Bulleen, c.1985 (from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; photographer unknown)
The Snake Run, Bulleen Skatepark, Swanston Street Reserve, 96 Swantson Street, Bulleen, c.1985 (from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; photographer unknown)

Can you identify it and its location? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where it is, any stories you can tell about the area, and better still, any similar photos you can share?

Over to you . . .

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MysteryMonday: Residential Street, Eltham Area, 16 May 1990

View of property at 24 Artists Hill from near 32 Piper Crescent, Eltham, 16 May 1990. Piper Crescent and Artists Hill have since been sealed. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

MYSTERY SOLVED – Piper Crescent, Eltham

#MysteryMonday – Following last Monday’s phenomenal response to our initial Mystery Monday challenge, which successfully identified the Long Gully Bridge in Panton Hill, today’s challenge may just prove a little more difficult.

Today’s images are of a residential area, possibly Research or Eltham North but frankly we leave that to you to call upon your collective expert local knowledge to decide. The pictures were taken on 16 May 1990 and are sequential on a roll of negative film. The first shot was stitched together from two frames, the second from three frames.

32 Piper Crescent, Eltham. The land to the right (behind the fenceline) is now the back of the properties at 1 to 4 Artists Hill (from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

That is all that is on the negative. Perhaps the area strikes a chord with you, perhaps you even know someone who may live there. Perhaps the house is yours. It is very possible the street may now have been sealed.

Can you identify it? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where it is, any stories you can tell about the area, and better still, any similar photos you can share?

Over to you . . .

MysteryMonday: Long Gully Road Bridge, c.1970

Long Gully Road Bridge over Long Gully at Panton Hill, c.1970 (Photo: Russell Yeoman; from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

MYSTERY SOLVED – Long Gully Road Bridge over Long Gully at Panton Hill. The house in the background (believed to be 50 Long Gully Road burnt down in 1977.)

#MysteryMonday – Today we start a new feature; a mystery challenge. As we progress through our collection we sometimes come across a photo where we have no information about its identification or location, etc. Or sometimes we may just want to verify our own thoughts. So on Mondays, not necessarily every Monday, we will post a challenge and throw it open to the experts in our community to see if we can add more information to these wonderful old records.

Today’s image is of a local Eltham bridge. Can you identify it? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where it is, any stories you can tell about it, and better still, any similar photos you can share?

Over to you . . .