Re: Re: A puzzle for you
  Mal Rowe

> Mal Rowe wrote:


> > The puzzle - a bit harder than usual - is to identify the tram

> connection in this 1890 image.

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 spot on - I didn't expect that so soon!

As I looked around the work of the impressionist painters around
Melbourne it occurred to me that they would have mostly gone to their
locations by train.

Mal Rowe - who can't see any indication that they took the tram to the
Beaconsfield tower at Doncaster.