The Shire of Pakenham Municipal Offices and Council Chambers, in Henty Way, were officially opened by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Brian Murray on July 28th, 1983. We have a series of photographs that were taken before the Offices were built, on its commanding position on the hill, that show what Pakenham was like in 1983. The group of photographs were labelled 'Photos of Pakenham outside our Office, before it was built'
This is looking east towards the Pakenham Consolidated School, (the white roofed building just left of centre) which was located between Main Street and McGregor Road and moved to Rundell way in 1997.
This is also looking east and adjoins the photo above.
Looking nearly south east, this photograph adjoins the one above. The house you can see on the left of the photograph (white house, silver roof) is on the corner of Rogers Street and McGregor and the McGregor Road Railway crossing.
Looking south - this photo adjoins the one above.
Looking north towards St James' Anglican Church on the corner of Main Street and McGregor Road.
Looking north again towards St Patrick's Catholic Church on the Highway.
Looking down the hill to Pakenham High School
Looking north east to the Lily Pond
I believe the photograph above and the three below complete the view from the hill so they looking from east (Cardinia Road) to south (HenryRoad) - or vice versa.