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Photograph - Beard Street and Main Road Eltham, 20 Jan 1986

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

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips
Object Registration
eltham, main road, beard street, eltham east service centre, bp service station
Historical information
During the recent refurbishment of our Local History Centre we came across a roll of 35mm colour negatives which at some stage had been exposed to water or similar resulting in the individual strips sticking to each other and the old paper film processing envelope. The situation looked hopeless but one of our members had an idea on how to salvage them; after all, we had nothing to lose. In the end we were able to separate the film strips and remove most of the paper residue except some of the adhesive. The film was scanned and even though suffering from various light issues; fading, possible exposure problems and a yellow shadow cast by the adhesive residue, the detail and historical information they contain has been rescued. These images are all centred around the intersection of Beard Street and Main Road Eltham. The Sun headline is "Poison Dumped in Murray" which has been dated to 20 Jan 1986

1986 'Poison in Murray cuts town water', The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), 20 January, p. 1. , viewed 30 Aug 2017,
When Made
A favourite milk bar of the time for local youth as evidenced from comments on the ThrowbackThursday Facebook Page post. Frame 01791-1 shows the auction sign for the land on the southeast corner of Main Road and Beard Street which was developed into a small group of shops
Inscriptions & Markings
Kodak CL 200 5093
Last updated
18 Oct 2018 at 9:12AM