Historical information

Originally the home of Isaac Jeeves, brother of Ellis Jeeves, ‘Shiloah’ was enlarged to take guests in the early 1900s. It was situated close to a beautiful fern gully and Isaac and his family capitalised on this by setting out walking tracks through the ferns. They charged 1/- to walk through and this included afternoon tea in a garden setting. ‘Shiloah’ was a popular tourist attraction but the making of the Olinda Creek Road destroyed the fern gullies and, by the 1930s, it was all finished. This photograph shows the tea tables at 'Shiloah' where Selina Jeeves and her daughter Elsie served afternoon tea to visitors.

Physical description

Black and white photograph taken from a Rose Series postcard showing tables set up in an exterior courtyard with bench seating.

Inscriptions & markings

On front - Rose Series P. 170 A SHADY BOWER "SHILOAH" MT DANDENONG. VIC.