I had a message today asking if I knew the origin of the name Blackgate Road. The Black Gate was a landmark on the Torquay Road from 1875 onwards. Black Gate Road (later named Blackgate Road), a road dividing Mount Duneed and Torquay, was named to perpetuate the memory of it. The last reference to the Black Gate appeared in the Geelong Advertiser in January 1906. Was the gate rebuilt after being destroyed in 1901?
Marilyn Scott is trying to track down a Mount Duneed State School photo, which would have been taken in the early 1920s. Among those photographed was her father Walter Robert Scott who was born in 1916.
She would be grateful for any assistance offered and can be contacted on 5229 4877 or 0423 721 462.
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