Historical information

View across the new Monash designed bridge at Hurstbridge looking towards the Mia Mia cottage, sometime after the bridge opening in late 1917. During World War one and through to at least 1941, the "Mia Mia Tearooms" was a venue for wedding receptions and afternoon teas for convalescent soldiers.


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 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