by David Radcliffe
In the late 19th century, life for many in “Marvellous Melbourne” was often tenuous. Living conditions were fairly basic and the economic depression that lingered from the 1890s until the First World War meant there was no guarantee of having a roof over your head or food on the table. It was not uncommon for children to die prematurely,…
George Tsingos with his father at Lagoon Pier, 1968.
The Year 1968
Location "Hook Pier"
This is a series of photos of me at the beach with my father.
Innocent, quiet times in an unspoilt era.
Clearly visible in the background are the chimney stacks of the Gasworks, the Life Saving Club building and the milk bar on the corner of Beach street and Pickles…
The earliest streets named on the Street Plan of Sandridge 1849 were those clustered around the foundation place of the early settlement - Bay, Dow, Rouse, Stokes, Graham. They were named from Sydney.
Garryowen made this unflattering assessment about some of the later names:
‘the nomenclature (street names) was distributed amongst a batch of local mediocrities.' He adds
‘Certainly they have amongst…