Historical information

John Lundy-Clarke grew up in the Kalorama/Mt Dandenong area and later in life (1972-74) began to write a comprehensive history of the area working from an original settlement map in an effort to cover all areas.
This photograph c1905 is looking up from George Barber's house 'Forest Edge' on Barbers Road. 'Forest Edge' was built c1898 and was the home of George Barber and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Richardson). The buildings in the foreground are the stables and hayshed.

Physical description

Black and white photograph showing two small buildings in the foreground with cleared hills behind. Handwritten decription on back by John Lundy-Clarke

Inscriptions & markings

A 1905 view of the Kalorama Valley towards the Gap. Barbers stables in foreground with hayshed on left. Tait’s house in centre of picture with Logans in the same fold above the hayshed. “Kalorama” is centre of Gap with Paynter’s “Iona” on its left with stables to its left. It was from one of these trees on the top left that the runaway log was cut that leaped over Barbers Road (at the top edge of the cleared land) then over Logan’s house in one bound in 1930.