Historical information

"Until 1865, all wheeled traffic to the Upper Yarra District passed through Christmas Hills along present day Ridge and Muir roads, then followed the hazardous course of "The Breakneck" (now Breakneck Road) to the valley below. To slow the descent of wagons, logs are said to have been dragged behind. In 1865, an easier route was opened on the south side of the Yarra River, and led to the birth of Lilydale". - Christmas Hills Past and Present (Yarra Glen District Historical Society), 2004.

Physical description

Digital copy of colour photograph