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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Corner of Walker and Lonsdale Streets, Dandenong, In the 1970's

The former AMP building and yellow traffic lights capture the age.

 This photo of a postcard was supplied by Rosemary Knox


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Dandenong Train Station - March 1953

It does show another wonderful view of the old station.

This is the L 1150 overhead test train in March 1953 is not long after the electrification extensions to Pakenham began.


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Proclamation, City of Dandenong, March 1959

This is a repaired/enhanced copy of a photo posted earlier today, Showing the full colour and splendor of the day.

Thanks to Andrew Arnold for providing us with this image


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Gladstone House, corner Langhorne and Foster Streets, Dandenong.

Gladstone House hydropathic hospital on the corner of Langhorne and Foster streets Dandenong opened in 1896, working on the theory of no medicine or operations.

Elizabeth Mary Orgill (nee Gladstone) operated Gladstone House until 1911, along with another hydropathic hospital (Birthwood) on Cheltenham road. She was the daughter of William Gladstone (Nephew of William Ewart Gladstone, UK prime minister in 1874).

Gladstone Road in Dandenong is named after her family, who owned and occupied a farming paddock in the area on former Police Paddock ground, the Police reserve having earlier been reduced back to Stud Road.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lonsdale Street in Dandenong, 1971

Looking from the Clow Street intersection towards the Town Hall. With the Albion Hotel on the right and Waltons up the left, Old Dandenong was alive with the colours and movements of the early 70's.

Photo courtesy of D.D.H.S.


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Entering Dandenong in 1906 from Melbourne,

Looking towards the intersection of Clow and Lonsdale Street from the Melbourne side.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

McAlpin's car being towed, 1934 floods

McAlpin's car being towed, 1934 floods, Cheltenham Road underpass in Dandenong. Between 1912-1943 Kenneth George McAlpin was a Councilor for the Shire of Dandenong.

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Town Hall, Lonsdale Street in Dandenong around 1945

Lonsdale Street in Dandenong around 1945, The classic Grendas bus, Bicycles and the original McEwans building (formerly Crumps store) in the background.

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