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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thuruna, 60 Clow Street, Dandenong, undated.


Hidden in the middle of the former R.S.L. aged housing area on Clow Street, Thuruna was originally built in about 1904/05, and was the home of William Peter Cadle.

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William Peter Cadle was a descendent of Joseph Cadle. Joseph Cadle and his family had operated wind and steam mills in Little Brighton prior to moving to Dandenong in the 1860s. They purchased a flour mill in Langhorne Street from William Monger, a builder who had constructed the mill in the early 1850s. The business was managed by the Cadle family until 1918, when William Peter Cadle retired. Cadle Bros. remained the registered name for the business until 1958.

William Peter Cadle purchased the land at the corner of Clow and Foster Streets in 1903 and proceeded to have this house built, calling it Thuruna. He personally supervised its injury. The original garden at Thuruna was large with lawns and flower beds, shrubs and large trees. The gravel drives curved in from double gates on Clow and Foster Streets and continued along the sides of the house and between the lawns to the front paddock.

When William P Cadle retired from his business in 1918, he frontages to Clow Street and Walker Street. It was about this time that he subdivided the land and put Ruddock Street through the property. The subdivision date is not recorded but the contract for the sale of one of the first blocks dates November 1920.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Town Hall, Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, 1933.


Cookery Demonstration and Exhibition in the Town Hall. The demonstration and exhibition was organised by the Colonial Gas Association, most of the demonstrations being done by local ladies. 

Dandenong Journal - Thu 8 Jun 1933 - Page 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201300579

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Market, corner of Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong, 1972.


The old market buildings of this era are long gone, but memories still retain the atmosphere of what was a country market, with all the hustle of what was becoming city life, the market helped to remind locals of the roots of this town. The furniture store still occupied the right corner, whilst Cardens hadn't moved into the top floor on the left side.

A few years later, in 1975, the market site was redeveloped with the old produce hall demolished and new brick produce and fruit halls built further along Cleeland Street. A plaque on the corner of Cleeland and King Street commemorates their opening in 1976. The council was keen to retain the rural atmosphere and European market style and an open air section was retained and it was marketed with the slogan 'City shopping with a country atmosphere.'

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Parkmore Estate, Keysborough,1964.


On the corner of Cheltenham and Chandler roads, this sale saw the subdivision of 119 blocks. Georgina Lowe writes that her parents bought lot number 87 for 1275 pounds in 1964.
Photos supplied by Georgina Lowe

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