6 Palm Ave now Chaffey Ave.Typical house until late 1950s. Palms once lined this street. Chaffey Brothers house on bank of Murray River- museum Country Week Cricket 1938 Uncle Harwood Furze in centre 1938. From a museum house very close to where my gran, Eve Francis Bingham nee Muntz Furze lived in Palm Ave about 2 or 3 houses from the train line, diagonally opposite Chaffey's house - Chaffey Ave Slightly Germanic style - built 1920 interesting details Unusual windows Dismal weather from our Balcony at the Grand Hotel c1891, towards river Murray Chaffeys Beach - now Apex Park -swum there as kids c.1943-1946 Lock opens More photos including the Chinese Museum and Gardens and Temple Bendigo here
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
At the river end of Palm Avenue and in front of the Chaffey's House the Murray river bank was close . There was a mostly sunken old paddle wheeler with its name on the bow showing Gem. That fascinated me as a kid c 1946. It has been repaired - massively - and I think it is at Echuca or Swan Hill.