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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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MysteryMonday: Damaged Building, c.1965

#MysteryMonday – Today’s mystery images are from a strip of 120 format 6×6 negatives, possibly the same roll of film as last Monday’s mystery, which turned out to be Mountainview Road, Briar Hill circa early to mid 1960s. So the date of these images could be a similar time frame.  They appear to be of damage incurred to a carport attached to a house where the subsoil has collapsed or washed away. Presumably it was of some relevance to Council as it is believed that this film originated from the Shire of Eltham Engineering department.

This looks like it could be a rear view of the carport, which has possibly been made with re-used materials; an old sign. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Possibly the front view of the carport, showing how the the embankment has collapsed taking the wall with it. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Another view from inside the carport showing the sub-soil collapse. Note the fabulous old Victa lawn mower. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

Can you identify it? Any theories you’d care to share? We’d love to hear from you; your thoughts and suggestions as to where it is, and what the circumstances may be.

Over to you . . .

MysteryMonday: Mountainview Road, Briar Hill, Early to Mid 1960s

MYSTERY SOLVED – Mountainview Road, Briar Hill just near No. 145

Note the FJ Holden ute with canopy and old motorcycle with side-car. These may have belonged to the Watson brothers (C.J. Watson’s sons) who undertook stone work for the Council. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

#MysteryMonday – Today’s images are again of a residential area, possibly Eltham or Montmorency but we are not sure. They were taken in the early to mid 1960s. Work is under way at the house one down from the bend where two piles of bluestone are gathered; possibly for terrace edging of the driveway and footpath. These images were from a strip of negatives, most likely taken by a Shire of Eltham employee so the works could have been part of council operations. Many streets in the shire have stonework edges  for gardens abutting footpaths where the the roads have been cut into the terrain. Much of this stone masonry work was undertaken for the council by C.J. Watson and Sons.

From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society
In this picture we see the cement mixer on the right so possibly stone work being undertaken both sides of the street. There is another street intersecting mid-way but the sign is illegible. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)
Possibly one of the Watson brothers? Note the red kerosene warning lantern sitting on the bluestone blocks. The EK Holden may have belonged to the Council employee who took the photos. (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society)

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 or similar photos you can share?

Over to you . . .

MysteryMonday: Residential Street, Eltham-Montmorency Area, c.1985

Number 76, Unknown street, possibly with a north-south orientation in Eltham-Montmorency, c.1985 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; Photographer unknown)

#MysteryMonday – Today’s images are again of a residential area, possibly Eltham or Montmorency. There appears to be two locations or streets involved though the images are sequential on a roll of film bracketed between the Eltham Stock Feed store (at the corner of York Street and Main Road) and Montmorency Railway Station. The first image (a panormaic stitch of two frames) shows a house, number 76, with a typical stone edged boundary so favoured by the Shire of Eltham during road and footpath construction. The remaining three images are a sequence of another property most likely another street nearby. Given the shadows, the street may have a north-south orientation.

Unknown street, possibly with a north-south orientation in Eltham-Montmorency, c.1985 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; Photographer unknown)
Unknown street, possibly with a north-south orientation in Eltham-Montmorency, c.1985 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; Photographer unknown)
Unknown street, possibly with a north-south orientation in Eltham-Montmorency, c.1985 (From the collection of Eltham District Historical Society; Photographer unknown)

Do these street views strike a chord with you, perhaps you even know someone who may live there. Perhaps the house is yours. It is very possible the house may have now been significantly modified or even knocked down.

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: Piper Crescent, Eltham, 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 . . .