So many things can disappear without notice; the classic old fish’n’chips shop on the corner that for decades had its great old style advertising sign-writing painted over a drab, uniform cream; the classic old warehouse bulldozed for more concrete slab apartments. This afternoon I went out for a walk to try to capture some of the ordinary things around Oakleigh. The house next door before its demolition, the pioneer cemetery, the cobbled-together fences in the alleys, even the old electricity meter.

Start of demolition of number 10 Mill road

Ironwork in the Oakleigh pioneer cemetery

Fence, gate and vines in an Oakleigh alley

Meter series; one, the electricity meter