Woven raffia basket with oval wooden base. Basket has handle arching from one side to the other.
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Woven raffia basket with oval wooden base. Basket has handle arching from one side to the other.
B&W photo of Belgrave Post Office, 1997. Internal shot showing counter area. Two adults (one with a small child) are being served. Postpaks are on display behind the counter on the left side. Posters are on the back wall.
Photos of Mt Heatherly, an historical building in Belgrave, opposite Belgrave Lake Park. Address is Park Drive, on the corner of Waratah Ave. The house is now owned by Mrs Elizabeth Schneider, and was first constructed around 1881 by the first owner of the selection, Ormond Smith. It was made of hand-made bricks made on site, and a foundation of rock and stone. The original house may have had a corrugated iron roof. The original house forms part of the modern house. Photos taken in early 2000s by Susan Heywood-Downard.
Black and white photo showing a group of approximately 20+ returned soldiers wearing civilians clothing and standing at attention on the roadway of Belgrave's main street. Groups of civilians are watching them from the footpath. Shops on the low side of the street are visible behind them. '”The Ideal”/ Fresh Fruit Supply/K. L. Greenwood' and 'Dun../Auctioneer & …' also visible. There is a gap to the left of the fruiterer's shop, and Heathermont guest house is visible at the top of the hill in the background.
Black and white advertisement (postcard?) for U.S. Motors.'See the Blue Dandenongs...make this Magnificent Conducted Scenic Tour by Luxurious Motor Coach' with a photo of a tourist bus.
Black and white photo of Sherbrooke Forest in 1968. A group of people in summer attire are walking along an open track between treeferns and tall gum trees. Created for the Australian News and Information Bureau.
Black and white photo showing a group of four or more people walking in Sherbrooke Forest between mountain ash trees. Treeferns are also visible. Created by the Australian News and Information Bureau.
Black and white photo of Pastor Doug Nicholls, MBE, showing boomerangs to a female Japanese tourist at Bill Onus's shop, Aboriginal Enterprises, in Belgrave, 1966. Photo taken by Cliff Bottomley, Australian News and Information Bureau.
Black and white photo, c.1923-32, taken from a lantern slide, showing a termite fence line test along a termite-infested log. Log is surrounded by open forest.
Belgrave railway bridge looking towards Bayview Road from Terrys Ave, 1947. It shows a bus crossing the bridge onto (now) Belgrave-Gembrook Road, followed by a male cyclist wearing a dark overcoat and bowler hat. A man wearing a homburg hat is crossing the footbridge beside the main bridge towards the main street. There is a pale van parked (or driving past) a dairy on the corner of Bayview Rd and Belgrave-Gembrook Road. A brick toilet block is shown with a sign saying 'MEN' on a nearby lamp post.
Belgrave Railway Bridge seen from near railway line on the east side. Photo shows the bridge over a scrubby railway cutting. There are small trees. A truck is parked on the right side of the bridge and perpendicular to the bridge. To the right is a building, presumably US Motors. A sign visible on right end of the bridge is also visible on VSSHP0069.02.
B&W photo of Belgrave Post Office, 1997. External shot of front door. Door is closed. A handwritten sign stuck to the inside the glass door reads, 'We are open / We move to the / Belgrave Newsagency / 1st September / 1997'
B & w photo interior Belgrave Post Office, 1997. Photo shows counter and seating for the public use. Posters are on the walls.
B & w photo interior Belgrave Post Office, 1997. Photo shows counter area. Postpaks, boxes and envelops are displayed on the wall. Two CRT computer monitors and desktop boxes are visible. A notice on the counter reads, 'This counter closed'. The open hatchway into the private work area space is visible.
B&W photo, Belgrave Post Office, 1997. Internal shot showing counter area. Two female staff members are behind the counter on the left of the photo. One is serving a woman with a small child. On the wall behind the counter, various sized Postpaks are displayed.
B & W photo, Belgrave Post office 1997. Internal shot showing public area looking towards front door. Counters for public use and built-in seating seen on left side. 'Textile Offcuts' shop visible across Main Road.
Set of photographs of Belgrave Post Office taken by Susan Heywood-Downard and Jenny Saulwick shortly before its closure in 1997. NB. set is currently incomplete. To Be Updated.
Closer shot of house in previous photo with white-haired woman. The house is timber weatherboard with a tin roof. Three woman and a man stand on the verandah: the white-haired woman, who appears to be quite stout; a younger woman who appears in another photo; a man in a pale hat who also appears in other photos; and an elderly woman. They are all looking off to their left. The verandah has fancy timberwork. There is a deckchair. A water tank is on the left side of the photo with a sapling growing close to it. The house is surrounded by trees. c.1920.
Photo of a woman of about sixty standing in a garden with a house in the background. The woman has thick grey/white hair swept back, and she is unsmiling and looking to her left. She is wearing a dark skirt and jacket with three buttons over a pale blouse with a frilled collar. In her hands is a twig or piece of grass or similar. There is a wedding ring on her hand. The house in the background is the same house as in other photos. The land slopes upwards and Monbulk Road is most likely hidden by the thick bush behind the house. Trees and bracken edge a cleared area of land. The house is probably located at present-day 20 Monbulk Road, Belgrave and is no longer standing.
Fern gully in Sherbrooke Forest. A bridge with long log sides crosses a creek. Tree ferns edge the track.
Photo of the falls in Sherbrooke Forest. Huge amount of large rocks in and around creek bed. Ferns grow up sides of banks. Low volume of water indicates dry season. At the top of the falls a man sits with another person who appears to be a woman. c.1920.
Photo shows a team of cattle (bullocks, cows or steers) hauling a log down to the sawmill. A huge piece of timber is clearly seen chained to the dray. Heavy timber both sides of the road, most likely present-day Sherbrooke Forest. c.1920.
Ten or more cattle pulling logs to a sawmill (possibly McLaren's sawmill in Belgrave). The land around the track is cleared and it is heavily treed in the background. There is dead timber lying around and the land looks dry. c.1920.
Group of four people standing on Monbulk Road just out of Belgrave. Possibly Beauty Bend. Holiday makers, all well dressed. There is a wooden seat on the left side of road. There is a gully on the right side. The left side has heavy bush. A house roof is just visible beyond the bush. c.1920.
Road from Belgrave to Monbulk. A woman stands on the road holding a stick. There is a creeper growing on the verge. Tall treeferns surround a house on the right side, below the road. The house has a verandah extending all the way around. There is smoke coming from a chimney which may be on the visible house or from one behind. c.1920.
Groups of people are standing on Monbulk Road, up from Belgrave. In the background are four women abreast walking away. There are two men, a young boy and a woman standing together in the middle ground and two younger women closer to the camera, standing beside a cart (with only a large cartwheel visible). There may be another man speaking to them. There is a path going up the hill to the right, with fence posts on the high side and a closed gate at the top. On the left of the photo there is a house below the road. There are two water tanks which look new. It may be the same house as appears in other photos in this collection. Another building is visible in the distance.
Photo of Jacob's Ladder in Sherbrooke Forest. Looks to be water under the bridge at the bottom of the photo. Very steep wooden steps going up through ferns. There is a wooden seat halfway up the visible steps, to the right of the steps. There are three signs attached to a tree on the right side of the photo near the creek. The sun is shining on the ferns.
Photo of Puffing Billy coming around the horseshoe bend at Selby and beginning to cross the trestle bridge, heading away from Belgrave. The engine is only part shown. It is hauling four open-sided carriages with canvas covers, and a further six or so enclosed carriages. There appears to be no wind as the smoke is hanging above the train. Railway infrastructure (barrier fences) can be seen in the foreground, and there are wires across the left side of the photo. c. 1920
Ten cows, steers, or bullocks hauling logs to a sawmill (possibly McLaren's sawmill in Belgrave). Bullocky standing behind team with backs to camera. The team is on a manmade track, surrounded by bush but in sunshine. c. 1920s
Photo of Belgrave township from Biffin's Hill (present-day site of Mater Christi School). Road running across front of photo is now Belgrave-Gembrook Rd. There is a sign on the side of the road advertising Biffin Hill Estate for sale. Belgrave main street is visible in background. c. 1920s
Photo which was originally stuck to Jacobson photo album. Photo shows a man in a dark jacket, pale shirt and pale hat, standing or walking along a road above two houses in a steep valley, probably the valley below Monbulk Road. Man is visible from waist up. One house is probably the house which features in other photos. The name 'Belgrave' has been hand-drawn on the top of the photo in an elegant script. The word is in black with a white outline.
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