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Eltham South Farms Walking Tour
March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For the Eltham District Historical Society’s excursion on Saturday 4th March they intend to walk around the area that was the earlier location of the Eltham South Farms, which is now parkland and residential subdivisions. It will include views of the Diamond Creek valley from Porter Street, the parkland known as Barak Bushland and a traverse of the perimeter of the former Fabbro farm land in Bell Street.
They will discuss the former farmers such as the Falkiners, Wests, Fabbros and Bollas and note the locations of their houses. Maurie Fabbro was the last of the family members to use their land for market garden purposes. Some people may remember him in the fields tending his rows of artichokes and other plantings.
One of Eltham’s oldest houses is the former Souter farmhouse now incorporated into a modern house. Although hidden from the street we can walk past this property.
This walk is about 2.5 km in length and will take 2 to 2.5 hours.
It will start at 2pm at the corner of Ely Street and Falkiner Street. (Melway ref. 21 H8).
This free walk is open to the general public as well as Society members. Dogs are not permitted on Society excursions.
The phone number for contact on the day is 0409 021 063