Eliza’s Vision – A History of Wattle Park – by Ray Peace
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: PMI Press (2006)
Trim size: 250 x 176 mm
Wattle Park is a jewel of the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Adorned by wattle it combines man made landscape and historic buildings with natural bushland containing much remnant indigenous flora and fauna.
Eliza’s Vision puts on public record for the first time the complete story of this tramway park from the colourful early days of its settlement to the present day. The story also comprises the construction of the Wattle Park tramway, the development of the public facilities, the effects of economic depression and war and community groups closely linked with the park such as the Melbourne Tramways Band and the Field Naturalists’ Club.