People & Places

The Great Hall looking South East


Montsalvat is an artist colony in Eltham, Victoria, Australia, established by Justus Jorgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls set amongst richly established gardens on 48,562 m2 (12 acres) of land. The ... read more
The Eltham bush


Eltham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2011 Census, Eltham had a population of 18,162. Eltham is one ... read more
Family and friends at Open Country, c.1951

The Boyds

It was called the Brown Room and it was just an ordinary sort of mid-20th century living room in a two-bedroom weatherboard house in Murrumbeena. Sometimes, though, in the 1940s and '50s, there would be up to 50 people there, dancing, ... read more
Pine Trees in 1952 - side view of the main house

23 York Street, Eltham

The first Knox house in Eltham was 'Pine Trees', 23 York St Eltham, it was purchased in 1949, This three acre property was close to Eltham township. It was home to a large (28 squares) Victorian weatherboard house with a detached wing, a ... read more