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Heidelberg Grows Towards Rosanna- a MYSTERY!!

Posted on Wednesday, 13th October 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

It’s your turn now. Can you make sense of this picture?

This postcard, estimated date 1924-1930 is labelled ‘Heidelberg Grows Out to Rosanna’ but where is it taken from? There is what appears to be a brick church on the left hand side (similar in appearance to the brick church that used to be in Rosanna Road where Warringal Shopping Centre is now) and a wooden church in the middle of the photo. The only wooden church in Rosanna at that time would have been St Andrews. These two churches are not located close to each other, so that doesn’t work. Are we looking towards Rosanna, or Heidelberg? Is it taken from near where the Old Rosanna Fire Station is? I feel as if the ridge along the top of the photo should be Upper Heidelberg Road, but that doesn’t look right either.

In fact, is this even Rosanna and Heidelberg? What do you think?

Source: State Library of Victoria Accession no: H2019.50/76 You can download a high-resolution copy at http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/4181736 if you want to inspect it more closely.

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