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Olivers Hill

(3199, 41 km S, Frankston City)

This area of rising ground on the coast just south of Frankston, apparently named after the Olivers, a prominent family of local fishermen, was purchased together with the nearby area of Mount Eliza by pastoralists, James and William Davey. The development of these hilly areas for housing was slow until after World War II when motor cars and improved roads made access easier. This is a blue-chip piece of real estate, the site of many splendid houses built to take advantage of one of the best natural views in Melbourne.

Lionel Frost