The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements

Location of the Golf Course

2013 - former Clubhouse, 30 Trafalgar St

The Surrey Hills Golf Club was established in 1892 in an area known as Harston's Paddock, between Trafalgar St, High St, and Whitehorse Rd.
The site was just to the northn of Mont Albert Station.
At that time, Trafalgar St was known as Nelson St.
The original nine-hole course was rough, with cows and children often damaging the greens.
Players had to negotiate fences, cows, potholes, and the 12 ft-deep cutting in Whitehorse Rd, known as the "Coffin Hole". This cutting is still visible, at 766 Whitehorse Rd.
In 1895 the Course expanded to 18 holes, extending across to Whitehorse Rd, and east to Elgar Rd.
For a Clubhouse, the golfers rented a gatekeeper's shed on a quarter acre paddock adjoining the Mont Albert Station.
An official Clubhouse opened in Trafalgar St in 1900 and by 1901 the club had a strong membership, a professional coach and a golf pennant team.
Sudivision in the area forced the relocation to Camberwell in 1907, where it was renamed the Riversdale Gollf Club.
The Club is now situated in Mount Waverlry.
Only the orignial clubhouse, now  a private residence, remains at 30 Trafalgar St.

1900 - Golf players

1897 - Golf Club Meeting

1906 - subdivsion of Harston Estate

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