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Digital Photograph - View of Open Farmland & Dandenong Ranges, Mitcham, 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 110346

Description Of Content:
View of open farmland with an unmade road and electricity poles. The Dandenong Ranges are in background. There is a car with the hood up on the side of the road, with a man looking into it.

This photograph shows an intended building site at Denis Street Mitcham, 1958. When Jack and Joan Allison were engaged, they selected and built a site to build their home in Denis Street, Mitcham. The photograph shows the Dandenongs without a television tower and shows the empty paddocks that would become Mitcham. They think the land used to be an orchard. Canterbury Road is on one side and Whitehorse is on the other, 100 metres away. In the distance in the trees there is an old tram. According to the Allison family, 'an old lady lived there.' The Allison's 54 EH Holden car is visible. The hood is up and someone, possibly Jack Allison, is looking at the engine. The photograph was taken in about May. Jack and Joan Allison moved into their new house in November, straight after they were married. The road was unsealed for about six years. Joan remembers 'There was an echidna in the garden.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Joan Allison, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Joan Allison
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: subdivisions
Inscriptions: DENIS STREET MITCHAM VIC 1958
People Depicted: Allison, Jack
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Mitcham, Victoria, Australia, 1958

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Mrs Joan Allison

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