This is the end of our journey in time and space
through the leafy suburbs of Mont Albert and Mont Albert North!
The Project started out as a private
on-line Research Study into the history of the author's home,"Hargicourt" in Mont Albert Rd, mainly to document information
which had been collected over many years, much of which was in handwritten notes!
It was originally
intended that distribution of this would be limited privately to family members and close friends, but as the project
evolved, it became clear that it might be useful to make the results available to a wider public readership via the Internet.
project became a pictorial history of Mont Albert and Mont Albert North, even though it was never intended that the work
would be a complete history of the district!
The Research has of course been faciliated by the
ready availability on-line of a vast amount of out-of-copyright photographs, sketches, maps, plans, subdivision posters, drawings,
and textual material from the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria. In particular, the NLA's
"Trove" website was a source of an enormous amount of archived information, especially the "Age" and "Box
Hill Reporter" newspapers.
It should be noted that rather than reproduce a
series of old photos, narratives, present-day images, and videos of the district are included, examining the
progression of many of the early events, locations, organizations and activities!
concentrates on the eastern section of Mont Albert Rd, and the author regrets that it has not been possible to provide
fully detailed information about the history of other areas in the study region.
The research uncovered
many historical gems, including the National Poultry Farm (1920s)
in Mont Albert Rd, very close to the author's present home, the Dairy (1920s)
(Mont Albert Rd) opposite, the original planned location (Elgar Rd) (1890s) of the Mont
Albert Railway Station (eventually built about 1 km to the west), and the route of the proposed Canterbury to Doncaster Railway! (1880s)
readers have found the Study to be useful, then the author's aim in producing it will have been realized.
and feedback from readers would be welcomed!