Events in the History of Altona & Laverton
Laverton Property for Sale - 100 Years AgoMr. Langdon,.who for the past 24 yrs. has been a resident of Laverton, intends taking up his residence in one of the eastern suburbs, and is offering his property at Laverton for sale. The property, which-is situated between two railway stations, and within easy walking distance of Altona Bay, consists of a comfortable 8 roomed residence, with all conveniences, including bath and scullery, two-stall stable, feed-room, wood shed, and buggy shed, along with flower and vegetable gardens, fowl run, etc. (Werribee Shire Banner 17 Jan 1918) Just about everything you could want in a rural house!
Large Sunfish Captured - 100 Years Ago in AltonaGreat excitement prevailed on Thursday evening among the campers at Altona each. At dusk a large fin was seen in the water in line with the end of the pier. A boat party, armed with harpoon, shot gun and revolvers, put off, and several shots were fired without effect. Early next morning another attempt-was made for a capture, which proved successful, when it was found that the stranded marine monster was a large sunfish, about 10 feet long, and with a depth of over 9 feet. A draught horse was employed to tow the fish to shore on tin rising tide. Its estimated weight was from 20 to 30 cwt [1000 to 1500 kg]. It will be on view at Altona Beach to-day. (Footscray Chronicle 9 Feb 1918) Now that's something you won't likely see in the Bay today!
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