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Aerial view of Fortrose Harbour
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Aerial view of Fortrose Harbour

Aerial view of Fortrose Harbour. We do not have a date for this image - can anyone spot anything that might give a clue ?
Picture added on 06 July 2013 at 01:36
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Could be mid 1960's. Fulton's market garden can be seen on Precincts Road. Also, old Tom Macdonald's Farm Dairy can be seen behind the old railway bridge on Bishops Road. White building with red roof.
Added by David Sutherland on 06 July 2013
The railway has been lifted, but Tom MacDonald's byre is still there, so it was before the bungalows now on site were built. The byre is just above the railway bridge at the top of Bishop's Road. There used to be a path through the wood above the byre which came out at the cemetery on the Killen road.
Added by John mackenzie on 06 July 2013
Many thanks David and John, most helpful. Please keep the comments coming !
Added by GHM webmaster on 07 July 2013
I agree with John & David, I left Fortrose in Feb 1967 and I am sure the old Fire station was still at the Harbour but I don't think the new cottages on extreme right at the railway were there, and the barn behind Toms Byre seems different I am sure all three roofs were red. so my guess is closer to 1970. great photo. John Sutherland Brisbane.
Added by John Sutherland on 10 July 2013
More like the early 60's late 50's I think. That looks like one of Robert Macrae's buses behind his house bottom left.
Added by Robin Whyte on 10 July 2013
I can't remember 3 buildings at Tom's Dairy with red roofs. You can see the entrance to the dairy on the middle building (The Dairy.)
There were gates in front of the Dairy, I opened them many times to let the cattle in to be milked and I don't remember the building on the left of the Dairy being there at all.
Can anyone tell me what it was or what it was used for.??

Added by Robin Whyte on 13 July 2013
Had a chat with Kenny Smith 30yrs.Fortrose Fire Brigade,
The new Fire Sation was built in 1968, they moved in early 1969.
The old Station at the harbour stood for a few years after that.
So the picture could date from 1973-74.
Added by Robin Whyte on 16 July 2013
I'm told that's one of Morris Newton's buses behind his house.
Robert Macrae's house is further over to the left/west, and I thought I knew Fortrose.
Added by Robin Whyte on 20 July 2013
I think it's 1971 as my dad Attie Matheson was building our house then in station cres . Looks like it's not finished yet no windows in . Love this pic .
Added by Catriona Ure (Matheson) on 11 January 2014
I loved finding this photo as we are about to move into the east cottage which were of course shops,selling cola and ironmongery .i see the old coal store is still present and tracks to the stores area. I would love to find any images or details of the shops front he front.
Added by Lorraine Dutton on 13 June 2015
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