Historical information

Jehosophat Creek (W. Wolf contractor) – 1957
Pier columns being placed


Record of various Shire of Eltham infrastructure works undertaken during the period of 1952-1962 involving bridge and road reconstruction projects, sometimes with Eltham Shire Council Project Reference numbers quoted. It was during this period that a number of significant improvements were made to roads and new bridges constructed within the shire that remain in place as of present day (2022). In many situations, the photos provide a tangible visible record of infrastructure that existed throughout the early days of the Shire. The album was put together by or under the direction of the Shire Engineer, J.A. McDonald.

Physical description

Black and white photo print (location of negative unknown)

Adhered to a page in an album of 78 foolscap pages containing a sequence of photos, adhered via glue or sticky tape, with typed or handwritten headings and captions in pencil.
Originally contained in a green foolscap binder with spring clasp spine for retaining loose pages.
Also inserted loose within the binder a number of photo negative/print processing folders containing various loose prints and medium format Kodak 620 6x6 cm black and white negatives as well as plain enevlopes with lists of photos and quantities of copies made/used for assembling these album pages. The negatives have been catalogued separately and relevant relationships to pages highlighted in catalogue record.