Berwick War Memorial, High Street, June 1986.
You can see one of the lions to the left of the Memorial.
The lions were a yellowish colour and were thought to be oamaru. They were in Middle Park until the family home was sold in 1961. The lions were sold for 100 pounds by Ellen Trestail's then elderly daughter-in-law to what sounds like a smooth talking stranger, so they went out of the family and the family had no idea where they went. The statues were painted white when they were in Berwick.
Brentwood gates, Clyde Road, Berwick
Photographer: John T. Collins. Photo date June 22, 1968.
State Library of Victoria Image H90.100/1962
This is High Street Berwick, dated June 1975 and you can see the lions near the War Memorial, but not as close as they are today. I had loookd at this photograph many times and never noticed the Lions before, so I am grateful to Paul Poulton, who follows this blog and our Casey Cardinia Heritage Facebook page for pointing them out to me.
This is an aerial of Brentwood farm, taken sometime before 1988
This is an aerial of the Brentwood area taken January 9, 1978. You can see the Brentwood farm property at bottom left, sadly we can't see the lions, and the start of Bemersyde Drive (sorry, incorrectly spelt on this map!) Click on image to enlarge.
Here's a later aerial dated May 4, 1994. Bemersyde Drive (incorrectly spelt on this map) is almost around to Brentwood farm. There has been a lot of development in the 16 years since the 1978 aerial, shown above.
You can see photographs of the re-installation of the Lions in High Street, Berwick, here.