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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Shepley Oval, Pultney Street, Dandenong, 1950s

This simple looking oval would be transformed into Dandenong's premier sporting venue. The creek behind still ran close to its original path, before being realigned. The old McCrae street bridge can be seen up the back.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dandenong Hospital, David Street, Dandenong, 1968.

This was the construction of one of the three new buildings which would form the core of the larger/new hospital.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Corner of Walker and Langhorne Streets, Dandenong, between 1866-1878.

Ellis's store is the brick building standing proudly on the corner, with modifications this building became the Wessex and operated into the 1950's and 1960's before being replace with the present 5 floor building. McLennan Real Estate presently occupies the corner shop at ground level.

Along side an be seen Jones's New Dandenong Bakery, although not much is known about Jones or his bakery, the site, with a new building which still stands today, would later become home to Mags, and ironmonger. Presently this site is home to the Dandenong Laundry & Dry Cleaners.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Funeral Procession by Garnar Undertakers, Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, undated.

Garnars Undertakers – a prominent Dandenong funeral business in Walker St, Dandenong - was owned and operated by James William Garner (1851-1913) and featured a mortuary in Crump Lane.
Garnar himself would often lead the funeral processions through town.

After his death in 1913, James Garner’s eldest son, William, and his grandson Len, took over the business, changing its name to W.J. Garnar & Son. William Garner was known for leading funeral possessions (on foot) along Lonsdale Street (as pictured).

In the 1930s, a severe flood hit the streets of Dandenong – and when Garnar opened his flood effected mortuary he discovered that two coffins, one empty and one occupied, had been swept away. They were later recovered from the creek in Mordialloc.
Although the family name was spelled ‘Garner’, James altered it to ‘Garnar’ in order to distinguish himself from other people associated with the ‘Garner’ spelling. The W.J. Garnar & Son business was sold to Le Pine Funerals in 1950. Garnar Lane in Dandenong is named after the family.

Image and information courtesy of:
Greater Dandenong City Council

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, March, 1959

Up the left you can see the old Maples store, Long after Maples left there was a fire in the store, Due to extensive damage it was demolished and became a small park between Lonsdale street and Palm Plaza/McCrae street.

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