Historical information

Original homestead built 1837 at Allwood by G. Haley, later (1868) sold to F.G. Hurst who lived here from 1857 with his parents - also the scene of the shooting (and death) of Henry Facey Hurst (elder brother of F.G.) by the bushranger Burke on 4 October 1866.
View of rear entrance looking east. Fred. Geo. Hurst and grandchildren, Hurst Gray and Sylvia Gray (Birch) on verandah. The chair was carved from a solid log.

Reproduced on p78 of 'Pioneers & Painters'


This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.'
It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Physical description

Digital image
4 x 5 inch B&W Neg