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St Helier's Street and the Johnston Street bridge

1864 - 1876 St Helier's Street and the Johnston Street bridge

ID: 9379
Copyright: Image held by La Trobe Library
Org ID: CL PIC 51

Description: Size: 170 x 243 mm Taken from the Studley Park side of the Yarra River with the first Johnston Street bridge in the foreground (the wooden one built in the 1850s and replaced in 1876). Four houses on the north side of St Helier's Street can be seen as well as one in the distance which could be Edward Curr's house, St. Helier's, one of the early houses built along the river in the 1840s. Curr had been an agent of the Van Diemen's Land Company in Tasmania before coming to Melbourne and that company's chief surveyor was called Hellyer. As Hellyer designed Curr's Tasmanian house there might be some connection with the naming of his Abbotsford residence which in turn gave its name to the street. Alternatively it relates to the town of St Helier on the island of Jersey. On the other side of St Helier's Street is a double storey building, part of the Convent of the Good Shepherd. Content of image: St Helier's Street ; Convent of the Good Shepherd ; Yarra River Source of image: Original held in the LaTrobe Library Small Picture File MFN 71 H11829 views - abbotsford
Subject: bridges

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