Edendale Farm

The area known for many years as Edendale Farm at Eltham was purchased from the Crown in 1852 by pioneer Eltham farmer Henry Stooke. He initially purchased 51 acres and later expanded his holdings by purchasing another three adjacent Crown allotments. While he worked and cleared the land he did not actually reside on the…
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Eltham Gateway

The Eltham Gateway is the name adopted for the section of Main Road Eltham leading from the roundabout at Fitzsimons Lane to the Eltham town centre.   The name has its origin in a 1987 planning report for Eltham Shire Council that identified this precinct as having special characteristics that warrant special planning protection. The…
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Old signage reveals history

  Local Historians know full well how quickly the urban landscape can change when it comes to shop fronts, land developments and changes in the economy. An old shop sign has come to light on a property in Main Road, Eltham recently.  I suspect the current landlord has removed the former tenants signage to reveal…
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