Sixty years ago Sue and Jim Blake decided to build a house on Jervois Terrace, Marino. Jervois Tce at the time was a dirt road with a collection of letter boxes at the corner of Frank Street, as the postman didn’t venture east of there for a while.
In their 32 years at Marino, they saw a treeless landscape with a few houses convert to a fully developed suburb, covered with trees.
Check out the photos Sue and Jim have kindly provided showing the difference.
Compare photos of Dring Crescent and Jervois Terrace taken around 1963 and 2023.
These photos capture the view to the north-west along Jervois Terrace in the same periods.
Look at the views here on Jervois Terrace to the south in about 1963 and the tremendous difference in 2023.
Here towards the lighthouse in Marino hills in approx 1974 and 2023 – see the change in the coverage of houses and trees on the hills.