Historical information

Moorabbin, Cheltenham and Highett are suburbs in the City of Kingston with a diverse mix of development and zoning. This 1954 image
shows the market gardens, farms and paddocks of the Moorabbin and Cheltenham area. which have gradually been sub-divided into The Highett Gas Works is visible and Cheltenham Park and Victoria Golf Club.


The suburbs of Cheltenham and Moorabbin were originally developed with extensive market gardens. Over time the district has been transformed with the farms and paddocks replaced by housing, factories and shopping centres. The Highett Gas Works on the Nepean Highway was a significant feature of the landscape and has now been demolished. and the site has undergone remediation.

Physical description

Aerial photograph of Cheltenham, Moorabbin and Highett within the City of Kingston. The area depicted in this 1951 aerial view includes Wickham Road, Highett (bottom right), Keys Road, Moorabbin (bottom left), Centre Dandenong Road Cheltenham (top left), Park Road, Cheltenham (top right), Nepean Highway (left section), Graham Road and Middleton Street, Highett (bottom right). Cheltenham Park and Victoria Golf Club are visible. Nepean Highway and the Frankston railway line run centrally through the image.

Inscriptions & markings

White type: 1416-37 538 RUN239 LENS 5312" MELBOURNE METROPOLITAN 12150 17-1-51 ↆ M539
Black pencil: N [arrow]