Historical information

Austin Hospital Building Appeal:
Group who attended Dinner, 21 Nov. 1973:
Back Row (L-R): Sister Barbara Fitton, Cr. Ingersole, C.J. Brock (Shire Secretary, Eltham), J.A. McDonald (Shire Engineer, Eltham), Bruce Skegg, M.P., Chairmain, Board of Management, Austin Hospital.
Front: P.J. Catchlove (Senior Adminsitrative Officer, Shire of Eltham), Cr. Horsley with Baby Alison Yagg of Watsonia, Cr. Clarke (Shire President).

At this dinner P.J. Catchlove was made a Life Governor of the Austin Hospital.


This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.'
It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Physical description

Digital image
Print 19.5 x 25 cm (Held at Eltham Library)

Inscriptions & markings

Laurie Richards Pty. Ltd., 4 Tower Ave., Alphington Photo No. 73-2343