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MysteryMonday: Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, c.1992

UPDATE: Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, Milton Way on left and Carlysle Close on right

 

Looking southwest along Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, c.1992. Milton Way on the left and Carlysle Close on the right at the bend. Dunstan Reserve on right. (Photo: Unknown; from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

#MysteryMonday – Today’s images are again of a residential area, in the Eltham District, circa 1992. The street has a very similar feel to Valonia Drive, Eltham but it is not. The street appears to be running along a slight valley (like Valonia Drive). All the images are taken from the same vantage point. The street curves around to the left and there is a street running off to the left at the beginning of the curve and another to the right at the apex to the curve just past the chicane with the VW Beetle parked on it. Of course this could the entrance to the street  from another one sweeping around from the right to the right.

Looking southwest along Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, c.1992. Milton Way on the left and Carlysle Close on the right at the bend. Dunstan Reserve on right. (Photo: Unknown; from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

The first two almost identical images have been presented as they provide an overall view but also the street sign for the street on the left does provide a partial clue. In the first image it appears to be ending in “LTON” and could be Way or Mews or Ave. In the second image it could be “SLTON” or “SLION”.  A search of street names for Eltham, Eltham North, Research, Montmorency, Lower Plenty and Briar Hill for a street ending in these combinations has left us stumped for the moment. Perhaps in the past 25 years there has been a name change.

Looking southwest along Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, c.1992. Milton Way on the left and Carlysle Close on the right at the bend. Dunstan Reserve on right. (Photo: Unknown; from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

This image has been provided as someone may recognise the little girl’s school uniform, which may help identify the locality. It looks similar to that of Eltham College; essentially a Eucalyptus green with white collar and sleeve ends.

Looking southwest along Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, c.1992. Milton Way on the left and Carlysle Close on the right at the bend. Dunstan Reserve on right. (Photo: Unknown; from the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

And this image has been provided as it gives a bit more perspective of the possible reserve to the photographer’s right and shows the house on the immediate front right slightly more.

Do these street views strike a chord with you, perhaps you even know someone who may live there. Perhaps the house is yours. Can you identify it? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where it is.

Over to you . . .

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ThrowbackThursday: Hurstbridge Shops, c.1989

#ThrowbackThursday – In continuing with our shopping theme from last week, today we time travel back approximately 30 years to the late 1980s and revisit some of the shops along the Heidelberg-Kinglake Road in Hurstbridge. Some have gone, some have changed and some have remained. Those that are featured in these images are  the Coin Laundry (replaced now by the popular Wild Wombat Cafe), Corrigan’s Newsagency, Ian McCubbin and Associates (Solicitors), Jowett Real Estate, Naomi’s Nook, Stoneground Bake House, and the Take away food store.

What are your memories of these times and shops? Any popular hang-outs? Who is still there and who do wish still was?

Take Away Food, Coin Laundry and Solicitors, cnr of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road and Parker Road, c.1989. Present day site of Wild Wombat Cafe (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Wild Wombat Cafe (Google Street View Sep 2016)
Take Away Food shop, cnr of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road and Parker Road, c.1989. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Naomi’s Nook just behind the Take Away Food shop, cnr of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road and Parker Road, c.1989. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Jowett Real Estate, Corrigan’s Newsagency and the Stoneground Bakehouse, Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, c.1989 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Newsagency and Stoneground Bakehouse (Google Street View Sep 2016)
Jowett Real Estate, Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, c.1989 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

Community War Memorial Signage

Hurstbridge Memorial Park

The Hurstbridge Memorial Park interpretative signage was launched today by Mr Andrew Giles MP, Federal Member for Scullin with Nillumbik Shire Council Mayor, Cr. Helen Coleman.

The Hurstbridge Avenue of Honour plaque was also dedicated to local soldiers by Cr. Coleman.

Local students from the Hurstbridge Learning co-operative and Hurstbridge Primary School read the poem and story behind “In Flanders Field”. One student, Mia read out a poem she had written herself “Lest We Forget”. The audience were told about the recent Anzac Day commemorations at the Primary School which included crafting poppies and planting an Oak Tree – a descendant from a tree at Gallipoli.

The Memorial park was originally developed by the community’s horticultural group and consisted of 50 trees, three of which still remain. Only 26 names were registered.

Today’s event follows the launch last month of the markers at the historic entrance to the Eltham Gateway and site of the original Avenue of Honour where about 100 trees were planted and cared for by the local community following World War One.

These Anzac Centenary Projects were funded by Federal and State government funds. It is hoped that these new projects not only honour – but create conversations about – local WW1 enlistments, and the communities on the home front and indeed those who worked tirelessly to first build memorials and plant avenues of honour so that Lest we Forget.