Photograph - Orchards at Hurstbridge, 1924
From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria
- Image printed on A4 page from 04997 Diamond Creek Basin Study, 1980
- orchard, hurstbridge, rose postcard
- With the extension of the railway to Hurstbridge in 1912, large commercial orchards were able to expand. By 1914, 1,886 acres of orchards were under cultivation, with a considerable proprotion of the fruit being exported overseas. After World War One, the industry declined, mainly due to competition from other areas. This photo shows an orchard in the foreground with the township of Hurstbridge in the distance.
The photo was taken in 1924, the same year that Hurstbridge was declared a township.
- 9 Aug 2020 at 5:10PM