Fenced paddocks dotted with trees. Rows of trees on a ridgeline. A house is visible on the left.
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Fenced paddocks dotted with trees. Rows of trees on a ridgeline. A house is visible on the left.
Black and White photo on a brown cardboard mount, showing a large group of men (about 30) and children (about 6) in front of and on the wooden frame of the partially constructed Belgrave Catholic Church Hall, Austral Hall, corner of (now) Reynolds Lane & Burwood Highway. The men are dressed in various combinations of hats, ties, shirts, jackets, trousers and work aprons. Some have tool belts or are holding hammers and other tools. Two small girls are seated on their fathers' laps. A man is sitting on his haunches at the front. He is wearing a suit and loose bow tie and holding a hat. He appears to be an official. Another man is patting or holding a dog. The building seems to have two walls partially constructed. There are trees visible in the background which are on the high side of the main road of Belgrave. A moulded brown cardboard mount measures 24.7 X 20.00. On the reverse side is written in pencil, 'Building Church hall/ at/ Belgrave/ Saturday 11th Dec 1920.' There is a stamped business name which reads 'Watson's/ photos/ Belgrave.' The Hall was built by largely volunteer labour as the Austral Hall, financed largely by Harry Luscombe's dances and functions. The land was donated by the Buckley Family.
On the reverse side is written in pencil, 'Building Church hall/ at/ Belgrave/ Saturday 11th Dec 1920.' There is a stamped business name which reads 'Watson's/ photos/ Belgrave.'
A collection of items pertaining to the Austral Hall, Belgrave, built by voluntary labour in 1920. The hall was built on the corner of (now) Reynolds Lane and Burwood Highway, Belgrave, on a property donated to the Catholic Diocese by the Buckley family and known as Wandoo. Collection contains photos, newspaper articles, and sundry items.
Colour photograph of various vehicles in corrugated iron shedding at Narre Warren orchard. A barrel drum can be seen in the extreme left side of frame. The driveway heading to the sheds has a plough-like device resting there. The section to the left is the first coolstore built on the property.
Colour photo of the dam at Montague Orchards in Narre Warren North. Photo shows a partially filled dam with dug-out sides, a paddock with planted rows of glaucous green plants, and beyond that is bushland on a ridgeline.
Colour photo showing two children (or possibly more) playing in an open-sided shed. A girl about 6 years old stands looking at the camera, her hands clasped above her head. She is wearing a light blue patterned sleeveless dress. Behind her, a younger boy is climbing up a wooden frame. He is wearing dark trousers, a reddish jacket and a pale check shirt. There are wooden crates stacked to one side. An adult may be standing on the left.
Colour photograph of Bill Montague going fishing. Bill is standing behind a blue van with open back doors. Bill is wearing an open-necked brown shirt and brown checked trousers. He is holding what appears to be long stick. A white bucket is on the ground at his feet. An older, white-haired man is bending over and appears to be making a cup of tea. A blue and white mug rests on the van's bumper bar.
A colour photograph shows rolling hills with sparse tree cover. Sky is lightening but the ground and trees still covered in shadow.
B&W photo showing staff packing apples at Montague Orchards, Narre Warren North. Four women and a man stand either side of a machine with rollers and a central belt. Crates of apples are in the background.
Black and White photograph shows a group of seven senior scouts unloading wooden crates of fresh produce from the flat bed of a truck. Another truck is parked behind also stacked with crates. On the door is written 'W. F. Montague/ Narre Warren Nth/ 251 on the lower frame of the photo is 'Beaver Photographic'.
Black and white photo shows three trucks laden with wooden crates, driving down a dirt track with small trees behind and cut branches in the foreground. A man wearing a t-shirt and gingham shorts is guiding the trucks. Another man stands further back along the track. A fourth vehicle is in the distance. The first truck appears to be the same as in 027/283. On the lower frame of the photo is printed Beaver photographic
Colour photograph of Bill Montague (in the hat) riding a red tractor with his children Greg, Ray and Rosalie at Narre Warren North orchard. One of the boys wears a red and white striped shirt, whilst the other is shielding his eyes.
Colour photograph - interior view of construction on a cool storage shed at Narre Warren North. Silver insulation and wooden scaffolding can be seen behind the walls. A wheeled scaffold is on the right side of frame. A rolled up piece of flooring is on the left side of the frame.
Colour photograph of construction on a cool storage shed at the Montague orchard, Narre Warren North. A crane can be seen behind the wall. Trees surround the area.
Colour photograph of construction on a cool storage shed at Narre Warren. A yellow crane, marked "Luxford Engine[...]/Springvale" and with the numberplate SKO-615 sets up a wall on the shed. Trees can be seen over the wall. A man stands at the bottom left corner of the frame.
Colour photograph of construction on a cool storage at Narre Warren North. Features a yellow crane, and a man at the bottom-right corner of the frame. Shedding can be seen on the left side of frame, and the orchard in the background. It appears to be winter.
Colour photograph of a group of caught snapper (at least eleven) on the beach at Rosebud possibly in 1960. A pair of bare feet are in shot, and the shadows of two other people are on the sand.
Colour photograph of a group of people after having caught a snapper at Rosebud in 1960. Seven people are standing in a row on the sand with one of them holding the snapper that's almost as long as their legs. A boy on the right has his hands to his mouth, whilst everyone else's heads have been cropped off.
Colour photograph of Bill and Stella Montague's original house with the orchard that was planted in 1952 in the foreground. The home of Alf and Marion Montague (Bill's parents) is on the left. A line on the left side indicates this is two photos stuck together to form a panorama. Trees in orchard appear to be quite young.
Colour photograph of Stella Montague standing in front of vehicle shed. She is holding a purse and gloves, and wearing a white dress and hat Several vehicles are in the shed. Apples trees are to the right of the shed.
Colour photograph of Stella Montague (Bill's first wife),crouching down in the orchard with 2 dogs. One dog is black and tan and the other, named Rajah, is a golden Labrador, with a frisbee or ball in its mouth. The apple trees behind Stella are about 2 metres high. Stella is wearing a blue and white striped summer frock.
Black & white photograph of several workers loading apples onto a truck labelled “W.F. Montague Pty/Ltd Narre Warren”. One man is standing on top of the stack of boxes, and another underneath him holding (or catching) a bag of apples.
Black & white photograph of several workers loading apples onto trucks. The nearest truck has dozens of boxes stacked on one another, as a row of men stand around. Two men are handing a bag of apples(?) to one another.
Colour photograph Rajah the dog at the Montague Narre Warren orchard and surrounding farming area, early view. Photo shows a Labrador dog playing with a ball in the foreground. Behind him, young trees are planted in rows. In the background are paddocks and low hills and scattered buildings.
Colour photograph of a tractor sitting near the dam at Narre Warren orchard. Green fields sit around the bank of the dam, with the water a brownish hue.
Colour photograph of various vehicles in corrugated iron shedding at Narre Warren orchard. A barrel drum can be seen in the extreme left side of frame. The driveway heading to the sheds has a plough-like device resting.
Colour photograph of several people picking apples at Narre Warren orchard. Mick Potter on the left. Box filled with apples. Mick is holding a bag, as is a man wearing a beanie/hat on his head. A woman in pink is holding up an apple. A boy in a green cardigan is on the right, holding up a half-eaten apple.
Colour photograph of an upturned tractor at the Narre Warren orchard. It lies in the mud. Two other tractors are resting behind it. A fence surrounds the paddock with trees in the background.
Colour photograph of workers at apple tree at the orchard in Narre Warren. Two men are visible posing with a crate of apples, whilst a third person is obscured by the tree's branches.
Colour photograph of a man in overalls constructing shedding at the orchard in Narre Warren. He appears to be unloading some planks from the back of a timber trailer.
Colour Photograph of children (maybe the Montague children), at the sheds of the orchard in Narre Warren. Features a boy(?) in blue on left hand side of the frame, a girl in a light dress and dark blue top with a ribbon in her hair in the centre, and a small boy in orange standing above her on the right. A crate can be seen on the far right side of the frame. See also VSSHP0195.01.
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