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Photograph - Main Road, Eltham beside Eltham Lower Park, flooded by Diamond Creek, 1934

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph showing the floodwater from Diamond Creek across Main Road in 1934. Left of centre shows Mr. Montieth's Ford Wagonette in the floodwater in the distance
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Object Registration
00102
Keywords
floods, diamond creek, main road, eltham south
Historical information
"Whilst we were at the shop a "tidal" wave occured .. There used to be a Mr. Monteith who ran a Model T Ford bus from the Eltham Railway Station down the main street. The bus would hold seven, six seated in the back, 3 aside a seventh standing on the step on the middle of the back hanging on to two small hand rails. The bus was caught by the flood and was abandoned not far from our shop in the paddocks towards the Higher Elementary School. It was there for days and after the flood waters receded, Mr. Monteith, after removing all the mud and debris gave the engine one turn with the handle and it started first time! So the story goes! " Douglas Reminiscences, 2004

See also Photo 00103
When Made
1934
Made By
Peter Bassett-Smith (Maker)
Last updated
3 Apr 2020 at 11:48AM