On 14/07/2021 11:39, David McLoughlin wrote:
> My guess -- as someone who grew up in North Box Hill -- is that the
> white tower in the upper-middle right, standing out against the
> Dandenongs, is the lookout tower at the Doncaster terminus of the Box
> Hill-Doncaster tramway, which was still running at that time.
> There was nothing in Doncaster back then except the view from that
> tower, which was why anyone caught that tram from Box Hill, but not
> in enough numbers to keep it going. It opened in 1889 and closed
> in1896. Some of its route is the reason for the Tram Rd that runs
> from the bottom of Station St by where Koonung Creek once was, up to
> Shoppingtown, which is now where the tower was.
Absolutely correct David.
Mal Rowe - who is always amazed at the amount of knowledge on the "TDU