Historical information

Iconic photograph taken by Edgar Dower on Ridge Road in 1913 from an area known as Point Clear that shows the buildings of early Mt Dandenong before the CRB road went through in the 1920s.

Physical description

Black and white photograph with tall, dead trees in foreground and a view of hills in the distance. Buildings can be seen across the centre of the photograph. There are handwritten annotations around the border with arrows referring to areas in the photograph.
Reverse of photograph has handwritten description by John Lundy-Clarke.

Inscriptions & markings

Front from top left: Namoora (Lumeah), Dower's Shop, First school, Talent's, Langford's house, School.
Reverse: 1913 view from O'Halloran's LOT 4, Section 3 on Ridge Road.
Showing
Lumeah (Namoora)
Farndons Road (fence)
School, Lowes House?, Falls Road
Shop (Dowers)
Langford's Falls Road (LOT 9, Section 1)
Shed on Colomb's LOT 19, Sect 2
Colomb's House (Fergusons)
First school
Campbell's Blythes Road
Lil Badenhop's P.O.
In middle distance - Talent's homestead and sheds.