UPDATE: Dunstan Drive, Hurstbridge, Milton Way on left and Carlysle Close on right
#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.
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.
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.
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.
#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?
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.
Our Society encourages interest in and the sharing of stories about the local history of the Eltham district in Victoria, Australia