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Monday, June 12, 2017

Princes Highway, Heading towards Dandenong, 1969

On the left is the former G.M.H. plant, further down the highway, towards Dandenong, the former Heinz and International Harvester plants completed the big three. Manufacturing saw a boom in Dandenong during this period.
The entrance from the Gippsland side of Dandenong was marked by these manufacturing giants with smaller local industry filling in the gaps. Sadly G.M.H. and Heinz have moved on, with International Harvester becoming IVECO, which still operates from the same site.
The Shell service station on the left was run by the Harnn family in 1969. The block on the other side was the lower paddock of the Lyuellen family farm. This photo was likely taken opposite the entry to the old clay quarry which became the present entry point to the freeway in the 1970s.

PHOTOS SUPPLIED BY: Penny Harris Jennings

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