Historical information

An electrified tram route from Melbourne along High Street replaced an original Horse Tram that terminated at the Kew Cemetery. This new tram only reached the bridge over the Outer Circle railway at the Harp Junction. The line was later extended to North Balwyn.

Physical description

Black and white print positive showing the view west along High Street, Kew (formerly Bulleen Road). In the centre distance is the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery. In the foreground, the road crosses the Outer Circle railway. The photograph reflects the level of urbanisation in Kew during the First World War.

Inscriptions & markings

"Looking towards Kew from Strathalbyn St / High St corner, about 1916. Courtesy Mrs E Bennett, Kew East / Property of Miss Foley"