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Breaking the Mould: The first police women in Victoria

30 Oct 2017

An account of the first police women in Victoria.

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Volunteer, Victoria Police Museum

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of the interior of the mortuary table in the Mortuary in Church Street, just prior to demolition of the building.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Red Photo Album" At bottom right on photo: "6 5 '03"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of the Mortuary in Church Street, just prior to demolition

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Mortuary, Church St, Rutherglen"

Business card - Digital Image - Plenty Valley Printing Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Coloured business card

Historical information

Plenty Valley Printing is a Greensborough graphic design and printing business.

Business card - Digital Image - Clements Avenue Automotive, Bundoora

Greensborough Historical Society,

Coloured business card

Historical information

Clements Avenue Automotive is a Bundoora automotive repair business.

Business card - Digital Image - All things safety wear Briar Hill

Greensborough Historical Society,

Coloured business card

Historical information

All Things Safety Wear is a Briar Hill business selling work wear and safety equipment.

Photograph - Winners Double Maiden Eight, Upper Yarra & Albert Park Regattas 1915. Presented to Chas Donald Esq By the Crew as a mark of appreciation in recognition of his services as COACH

Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club, Albert Park Lake

A black and white studio portrait of the members of "C" Company, No 7 Training Battalion. The photograph is under glass in a wooden frame with a green cardboard mounting.

Inscriptions & Markings

A. Perlestein, F.G. Bartholomew (bow), L.A. Payne (2), A. McLaurin (3), H.H. Macknight (S), W.J. Taylor / T. McManamny, C. Donald (COACH), Capt E.V. Nixon, C. Short, A. McGill / J. Bruce, F.C. Wilson (COX) / Presented to Mr C. Donald / As a small mark of appreciation & as a memento of Sept 18, 1915

Photograph - "C" Company, No 7 Training Battalion / Albert Park, Melbourne

Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club, Albert Park Lake

A black and white studio portrait of the members of "C" Company, No 7 Training Battalion. The photograph is under glass in a wooden frame with a green cardboard mounting.

Inscriptions & Markings

A. Perlestein, F.G. Bartholomew (bow), L.A. Payne (2), A. McLaurin (3), H.H. Macknight (S), W.J. Taylor / T. McManamny, C. Donald (COACH), Capt E.V. Nixon, C. Short, A. McGill / J. Bruce, F.C. Wilson (COX) / Presented to Mr C. Donald / As a small mark of appreciation & as a memento of Sept 18, 1915

Photograph - 1914 South Melbourne Rowing Club Photo

Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club, Albert Park Lake

A black and white photograph depicting five rows of men, standing and seated in uniforms and suits. The photograph is under glass with a brown wooden frame.

Historical information

This photograph was taken after the first members of the South Melbourne Rowing Club enlisted in World War One. It was originally published in 'Punch' on 3 December, 1914 on page 19. The names of the men are as follows: Top Row.—Messrs. E. Staff, W. McCabe, C. Wolff, N. Jackson, W. Giles, V. Whelan, G. Tully (Hon. Treasurer), S. Thompson, H. Jones, T. Moves, J. Sherman. Second Row.—Messrs. G. A. Firman, C. Clarke, C. C. King, D. A. Bowman, A. Payne, W. Theil, V. Harcourt, B. Tribe, G. McKay, L. F. Bligh, W. Curtis, B. Haines. Third Row.—Messrs. F. Tobitt, J. J. Scanlan, P. Lohan, A. Jamieson, F. J. G. Maher, J. Bernet, H. Tribe, R. Cazaly, A. Henry, J. Meens, F. Mardell, T. Barrell, C. Bond, A. Casey. Sitting.—Messrs. C. De Fraga, A. Crook (Asst. Hon. Secretary), C. Borrman, R. C. Curwen, P. C. Shaw, W. McKay (Vice-President), A. H. Warland (President), G. T. Hastie (Vice-President), G. Anderson (Captain), H. C. Kennett, Fred L. Loud (Hon. Secretary), H. Dixon, G. Barrell (Vice-Captain). Front.—Coxswains D. Fereday, N. Tobitt, J. Maddock, N. Campbell, D. Donaldson.

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse: N. Giles top row, 4th from left.

Honour Board - SMRC / Roll of Honour

Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club, Albert Park Lake

A wooden honour board depicting the names of the World War One enlistments from the South Melbourne Rowing Club. The names are written in gold lettering.

Inscriptions & Markings

G. Anderson, W. Allen (K), C. Bond, A. Crook, W. Curtis, C.C. Clarke, N. Campbell, H. Dehn, J. Hadaway, S. Hutcheson, H.E. Jones (K), N. Jackson (K), H.C. Kennett, F.L. Loud (K), L. Lowe, J. Minford, P.J.G. Maher, J. Meens (K), J.G. McKay, W. Nolan (K), V. Rees, Dr J.W. Rock, J.J. Scanlon, A. Ternes, G. Turnbull, G. Tully, V. Whelan (K), W.T. Wilkinson, C.C. King, W.A. Graham, W.A. Maxwell

memorial plaque - Mary Danne memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Large rectangular brass plaque with smaller plaque mounted onto it of Mission to Seamen insignia. The Larger plaque is mounted to a brick wall.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mission to Seamen. To the glory of God In loving memory of Mary Danne member of the executive committee of the Victoria Missions to Seamen from 1905 to 1920 and daughter of the REv. Kerr Johnston Saint chaplain of the Victorian Seamen's Mission 1857 to 1883 "The greatest of these is love"

memorial plaque - Linda Begg memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Rectangular memorial plaque dedicated to Linda Begg who died in 1954 after many years of service. Her husband was J.W. Begg.

Inscriptions & Markings

In loving memory of Linda Begg a member of the Harbour Lights Guild from 1909, secretary for East Malvern 1919-1920, and first secretary for Gardenvale. Died 17th October 1954. I know that my redeemer liveth.

Memorial Plaque - Florence Rule Memorial Plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Small rectangular brass plaque mounted on wooden board.

Inscriptions & Markings

In appreciation of the interest and generosity of Miss Florence Rule February 1885.

Watering can

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Mold Growing from the top of watering can handle, Hook attached to it metal Plug

Pressure Gauge for Pump

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Worn Missing hand plastic cover is Gone

Paymasters Sign

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

2 Handles to hang the sign from All the Writing is in Capitals

Inscriptions & Markings

PAY MASTERS OFFICE

Metal Pole

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hammered Ends Two pronged Metal Grip

Untitled

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Long Handle Metal thing at the bottom

Metal Pole

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

hammered ends Two metal prong grips

Wheel Hub and Leg - Wheel Hub andLag

B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc, Werribee

Metal wheel hub and leg minus tyre.

Historical information

These wheels were fitted to the B24 Liberator

Memorial Plaque - Alice (Micky) Nicholls memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Small rectangular metal plaque attached to wooden stool.

Historical information

Alice (Micky) Nicholls was a voluntary helper for the Flying Angel League for a number of years together with her sister Gwen. The memorial plaque was dedicated to her in December, 1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

In loving memory of Alice (Micky) Nicholls from her friends in the mission. 10th September, 1974.

Dip pens

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Four dip pens

Historical information

Found under the floorboards of a classroom when it was being demolished in 2012, accompanied by wooden ruler (Item 0007).

Significance

The interest lies in the location the items were found. Somebody (a child or children?) must have pushed these items through a gap in the floorboards.

Inscriptions & Markings

"U" inscribed on top of cap in one of the pens

memorial plaque - Williamstown Lightkeeper's Auxiliary memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Small rectangular brass plaque mounted on a wooden board.

Historical information

The Williamstown Lightkeepers' was largely formed by the wives of local seafarers and came to an end in 1966 after 23 years.

Inscriptions & Markings

The standard lights in this sanctuary were given by the Williamstown Lightkeepers' Auxiliary to commemorate 23 years of devoted work for seafarers in the Williamstown Mission 1966.

Register - Register of Luncheon Speakers 1988-2004

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap hardcover, lined pages with ruled columns, tabbed alphabetically. Black plastic covered card cover, red spine and corners. Column headings: Name, Subject, Date, Intro., Remarks

Historical information

Covers the period at the end of the 20th century.

Significance

A record of Melbourne Legacy Club speakers programme which illustrates the social and cultural interests at the end of the 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: INDEX (gold lettering)

Memorial Plaque - Olive Cramer

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

small rectangular plaque mounted on a wooden board.

Historical information

Olive Cramer who passed away in August 1966, this plaque along with an Organ Lamp were dedicated to her on the 2nd of April 1967. Two vases were later added as well.

Inscriptions & Markings

In loving memory of Olive Cramer who gave over 40 years of devoted service as organist of this church. 2nd April 1967

Memorial Plaque - Australian Navy Windows memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Rectangular memorial plaque. The plaque is brass with bronze edged frame and bronze raised lettering on a black background. The plaque is mounted to a brick wall.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Navy Windows Dedicated by RT. Rev. Bishop Jeremy Ashton - 1st March 2007 Celebrating 106th Anniversary year of the foundation of the Australian Navy. Windows designed, crafted, installed by Commodore Dacre Smyth AO Legion D'Honneur Ran in conjunction with Victoria Division - Navy League of Australia during the 150th Anniversary year of Mission to Seafarers - Melbourne

Untitled

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Long handle metal object at the bottom

Bowler Hat in Glass Case

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Black felt bowler hat displayed in Glass Case

Historical information

Black felt bowler hat donated by Mr. H. Rickard - Hat displayed in glass case

Inscriptions & Markings

Trademark on inside of hat "St.Elmo" Superior Manfacture Reg No. 3410 Size 6 7/8 Extra Light

Book - The Plenty Bushrangers of 1842: the first Europeans hanged in Victoria

Whittlesea Historical Society Inc., Doreen

Blue paperback book with watercolour cover picture

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the author, Lindsay Mann

Bucket

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusted handle Sealed Shut

Wooden ruler

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Wooden 8 inch ruler with Westex brand. Faded scribbles in red,pink and blue on front. On back, diagram of angles and markings/scribbles. Two corners broken.

Historical information

Found by a builder (with four dip-nib pens) underneath the floorboards of a classroom in 2012. The classroom was in the process of being demolished

Significance

The ruler (and the pens that accompanied it) look to be from the earlier phase of the school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Westex brand on fron, angles diagram on back. Scribbles on both sides, mostly capital letters.

Mortar and Pastel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusted

Crutches

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wooden Tall

Costume - Nurses uniform and cape

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

.1) Mid pink waisted and darted uniform with a front pocket (with H H embroidered) on left breast and side pockets on skirt. Buttoned up the front, with three buttons on top and a placket with four hidden buttons on skirt. There is a hook and eye at the waist and a separate belt with two buttons and buttonholes. There is a collar and cuffed short sleeves, a back yoke and a center inverted pleat. .2) A lined (double layer) woollen royal blue cape with collar and neck tie and a hook and eye clasp.

Historical information

This uniform was worn by student nurses at the Hillcrest Psychiatric Hospital in Adelaide in the early 1970s. In 1964, Northfield Mental Hospital was renamed Hillcrest Hospital.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embroidered on top pocket - H H

Crank Handle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hammered end and a spear like end

Memorial Plaque - Rev. Alfred Gurney Goldsmith memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Long rectangular brass plaque mounted to brick wall.

Historical information

Reverend Alfred Gurney Goldsmith has two memorial plaques at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria. One in the the Mission's club room and this one in the Chapel of Saint Peter. He served as Chaplain from 1905 to 1924. For more information see 0639 an invitation to the laying of the foundation stone, 0704 a photograph of Reverend Goldsmith and his wife as well as the Mission's annual report from 1925 or contact the curator.

Inscriptions & Markings

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Rev. Alfred Gurney Goldsmith M.A. Chaplain 1905 to 1924

Memorial Plaque - Captain Willaim T. Pitcher memorial plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

rectangular brass plaque mounted on a wooden board.

Inscriptions & Markings

In dear memory of Captain William T. Pitcher Shipmaster in blue star line. England from April 1956 - November 1980

Register - Register of Luncheon Speakers 1924-1970

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap hardcover, lined pages with ruled columns, tabbed alphabetically, additional page glued in at the beginning. Dark green plastic covered card cover, taped down the spine with brown plastic tape. Five loose quarto typed pages inserted: Copies of letter from J. Rex Hall dated March 3 1970, 30/5/63, 20th November 1958, Copy of a letter from Stan Savige dated 20/2/30, Copy of Committee memo dated 12 February 1930.

Historical information

Lists all the speakers and some of the guests of honour from the inception of the Melbourne Legacy Club until 1970 when J. Rex Hall retired from the Programme Committee. Includes an unsigned letter from Stan Savige about the work of The Committee.

Significance

An unbroken record of Melbourne Legacy Club programme which illustrates social and cultural interests through nearly fifty years.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: "The Legacy Club Melbourne Club Guests and Speakers from 1924" Inside front cover: list of entry dates and ratings Opposite front cover: "Please redirect to Melbourne Legacy, 293 Swanston St, Melbourne. Thank you. or J.Rex Hall, 1638 Malvern Rd, Glen Iris 256350"

Object - Breech Loading Martini-Enfield Rifle, Mark III (Operating mechanism removed)

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Memorial Plaque - Patrick Hearn Memorial Plaque

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Rectangular brass plaque mounted on wooden frame.

Inscriptions & Markings

UK AUS 26.8.27 5.5.07 Patrick Hearn UK 17.7.48 Merchant Navy 11.8.45 AUS 5.8.48 Victoria Police 26.5.87 May '68 U.N. Police in Cyprus May '75 His ashes scattered in the surf at his ??? Separation Creek Lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Pamphlet - Training pamphlet

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Royal Armoured Corps Tactics training pamphlet Vol. 1 No.6 1955 issue. Troop leading via Royal Armoured Corps

Inscriptions & Markings

Tank gunnery wing

Discharge Certificate

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force - completed 3 years & 63 days on Service abroad before discharge

Inscriptions & Markings

Alfred Edward Fayle born at Hay and enlisted and medically accepted at Coolamon NSW in 1916

Pay Book

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

WW1 Soldiers Pay Book A .I, F. Normal Pay Book period 27-19-1918 -- 15-01-1920. Canvas Cover. Information faded away. Binding starting to wear - Part of the Rutledge collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Pay book No. 500197 Surname Rutledge. Christian names William Robert Reg. No. 6935a Unit 35 Battalion

Card Folder

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Aircraft Description " Telnor - cad. Prepared by 1A. Eastern Command. Defence Print, Sydney

Inscriptions & Markings

Illustrated Examples in order of Importance

Costume - Nurse uniform and apron

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

.1) White princess style uniform with central front zipper and set in side pockets. It has machine embroidery around the collar and short sleeves. It has a back yoke with side pleats. .2) The apron is junior navy in colour with green binding and an orange emblem on the front left breast. It has a full back and front with ties at the side.

Historical information

This uniform was made for the students of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education, School of Nursing. It was probably used in about 1986, then put on display in the School of Nursing until 2005.

Inscriptions & Markings

Apron is printed in orange with - Ballarat C.A.E. Nursing

Clothing - Scarf : Black Chiffon with Multicoloured Silk Embroidery, 1920s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Very long, doubled chiffon evening scarf with a silk tassle at one end and multicoloured hand embroidered flowers at the other. The scarf was owned by Edith Mary Weir.

Historical information

An item forming part of a collection of costumes, photographs and documents relating to the Weir family who lived in the mansion originally named Illapa, 84 Princess Street, Kew, from c.1917 to 1950. This historically significant collection includes items relating to both George Weir (1866-1937) and his wife Edith Mary Weir (1867-1948). George Weir attained national prominence in the mining industry, becoming General Manager of the North Broken Hill Silver Mining Company in 1903 (later renamed North Broken Hill Mining Company 1905-12, and North Broken Hill Ltd 1912-1988), and subsequently President of the Mine Owners Association. He was to remain General Manager of North Broken Hill Ltd until his retirement in 1926.

Significance

This scarf is part of a 30-piece collection of women’s clothing owned by Edith Mary Weir (nee Betteridge), who was born in Clare, South Australia in 1867 and who died in Kew at the age of 81 in 1948. The items of clothing in the collection date from the 1880s to the 1940s and constitute outstanding examples of dressmaker’s skills from each of these decades. The collection includes day dresses, evening dresses, evening coats, capes, shoes and undergarments. As the wife of a mining engineer, and later mine manager, Edith Weir’s clothing has historic significance as examples of clothing worn by upper middle class Australian women in domestic circumstances and at social and civic events. The costumes in the collection represent the periods when Edith Weir lived in Broken Hill, New South Wales, and in Kew, Melbourne. A number of the costumes from the 1920s to the 1940s are of a particularly fine quality, being both rare, representative and intact examples of Australian fashion of the period. The garments in the Weir Collection were donated to the Kew Historical Society by the granddaughter of Edith Weir.

Clothing - Wedding Shoes : White Satin, Leather, 1891

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pair of white satin shoes, worn by Edith Mary Betteridge at her marriage to George Weir in Broken Hill in 1891. The shoes were worn with the white wedding dress - Item 2017.0048.

Historical information

An item forming part of a collection of costumes, photographs and documents relating to the Weir family who lived in the mansion originally named Illapa, 84 Princess Street, Kew, from c.1917 to 1950. This historically significant collection includes items relating to both George Weir (1866-1937) and his wife Edith Mary Weir (1867-1948). George Weir attained national prominence in the mining industry, becoming General Manager of the North Broken Hill Silver Mining Company in 1903 (later renamed North Broken Hill Mining Company 1905-12, and North Broken Hill Ltd 1912-1988), and subsequently President of the Mine Owners Association. He was to remain General Manager of North Broken Hill Ltd until his retirement in 1926.

Significance

These shoes are significant as they are part of a 30-piece collection of women’s clothing owned by Edith Mary Weir (nee Betteridge), who was born in Clare, South Australia in 1867 and who died in Kew at the age of 81 in 1948. The items of clothing in the collection date from the 1880s to the 1940s and constitute outstanding examples of dressmaker’s skills from each of these decades. The collection includes day dresses, evening dresses, evening coats, capes, shoes and undergarments. As the wife of a mining engineer, and later mine manager, Edith Weir’s clothing has historic significance as examples of clothing worn by upper middle class Australian women in domestic circumstances and at social and civic events. The costumes in the collection represent the periods when Edith Weir lived in Broken Hill, New South Wales, and in Kew, Melbourne. A number of the costumes from the 1920s to the 1940s are of a particularly fine quality, being both rare, representative and intact examples of Australian fashion of the period. The garments in the Weir Collection were donated to the Kew Historical Society by the granddaughter of Edith Weir.

Archive Files - Victoria Park : Concept Management Plan, Research Papers, 2004

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Red cardboard wallett containing historical research by Graeme Butler, heritage architect, into the history of Victoria Park, Kew. The file also includes a draft Victoria Park Concept Master Plan, 2004. The research includes memoranda, maps, photocopies of plans, forms, notes, aerial photos, and sundry references.

Historical information

Graeme Butler is a heritage architect who has practiced in Melbourne, Australia for near to 40 years. He is principal of the heritage firm Graeme Butler & Associates, and author of many urban conservation and heritage studies and the authority on the Californian bungalow in Australia, which has been described as ...the quintessential work on the form. Butler studied architecture at the University of Melbourne being one of only three who graduated (1972) with a major in history. This was one result of the Architecture School's broader curriculum, emanating in part from the student strikes at Melbourne University in the 1960s. After graduating he worked as a design assistant at Yuncken Freeman Architects (YFA)on the interior fit-out of the Austin Hospital ward block under the eccentric but brilliant Tony Woodhouse, eventually taking a lead design role on the completion of the Toorak Teachers College library and theatre building under YFA partner Roy Simpson. This building was in the YFA office style as shown by their own superb offices at 411 King Street, Melbourne and BHP house, only white in place of the standard matte black. Simpson said he wanted some `magic' in the new building - so the designer tried for some internal 2 storey spaces and floating stairs, following the firm's preferred Ludwig Mies van der Rohe model. Butler then worked with McIntyre & McIntyre, on the pioneering recycling of the Henry Jones Jam Factory at Chapel street, Prahran, as a shopping centre cinema. However his major architectural role was as the project designer of the Museum Underground Railway Station fit-out and MURLA graphics documentation, with Perrott Lyon Timlock & Kesa, under associate David Simpson. The design of the Victorian Teachers Union offices in Camberwell was his last major architectural work before taking a professional role in his growing interest in urban conservation. Before forming his own heritage consulting practice and still working for the architecture and planning firm Perrott Lyon Mathieson, Butler completed one of the first heritage studies of the Melbourne Central Business District, undertaken for the newly created Historic Buildings Preservation Council, in the mid 1970s. He has undertaken numerous other heritage studies in Victoria including many Melbourne suburbs as well as Geelong, Bendigo, and the Macedon Ranges. He has been described as one of ...Australia’s most significant practitioners and researchers in heritage and conservation.[4] He was the founding Secretary of the Council for the Historic Environment and later editor of the Council Journal Historic Environment, which launched in 1980.

Significance

While final heritage reports or master plans are frequently made available by the authorities, institutions or organisations that commission them, these reports, developed by heritage consultants, include information based on extensive research that may or may not be footnoted in the research. The Butler papers provide an important, and increasingly significant body of heritage research relating to Kew.

Archive Files - Kew Heritage Review, Residential Places Graded B, Volume 3, 1999

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black 4-Ring binder that includes research about, and an assessment of buildings previously graded B in the City of Kew Urban Conservation Study 1988 by Pru Sanderson Design Pty Ltd. The files were created by the heritage architect Graeme Butler and the paper files include maps, correspondence, title searches, readings, reviews of prior classifications, newspaper and journal articles, directories etc for each property assessed. Buildings researched include: 4 Cameron Court (Kew), 2 Hodgson Street (Kew), 20 Fellows Street (Kew), 26 Fellows Street (Kew), 34 Wrixon Street (Kew), 23 Highbury Grove (Kew), 24 Milfay Avenue (Kew), 82 Molesworth Street (Kew), 37 Pakington Street (Kew), Kew Lunatic Asylum, 36 Stawell Street, 13 Studley Avenue (Kew), 16 Studley Avenue (Kew), 20 Studley Avenue (Kew), Raheen, Beament House, 20 Yarra Street (Kew).

Historical information

Graeme Butler is a heritage architect who has practiced in Melbourne, Australia for near to 40 years. He is principal of the heritage firm Graeme Butler & Associates, and author of many urban conservation and heritage studies and the authority on the Californian bungalow in Australia, which has been described as ...the quintessential work on the form. Butler studied architecture at the University of Melbourne being one of only three who graduated (1972) with a major in history. This was one result of the Architecture School's broader curriculum, emanating in part from the student strikes at Melbourne University in the 1960s. After graduating he worked as a design assistant at Yuncken Freeman Architects (YFA)on the interior fit-out of the Austin Hospital ward block under the eccentric but brilliant Tony Woodhouse, eventually taking a lead design role on the completion of the Toorak Teachers College library and theatre building under YFA partner Roy Simpson. This building was in the YFA office style as shown by their own superb offices at 411 King Street, Melbourne and BHP house, only white in place of the standard matte black. Simpson said he wanted some `magic' in the new building - so the designer tried for some internal 2 storey spaces and floating stairs, following the firm's preferred Ludwig Mies van der Rohe model. Butler then worked with McIntyre & McIntyre, on the pioneering recycling of the Henry Jones Jam Factory at Chapel street, Prahran, as a shopping centre cinema. However his major architectural role was as the project designer of the Museum Underground Railway Station fit-out and MURLA graphics documentation, with Perrott Lyon Timlock & Kesa, under associate David Simpson. The design of the Victorian Teachers Union offices in Camberwell was his last major architectural work before taking a professional role in his growing interest in urban conservation. Before forming his own heritage consulting practice and still working for the architecture and planning firm Perrott Lyon Mathieson, Butler completed one of the first heritage studies of the Melbourne Central Business District, undertaken for the newly created Historic Buildings Preservation Council, in the mid 1970s. He has undertaken numerous other heritage studies in Victoria including many Melbourne suburbs as well as Geelong, Bendigo, and the Macedon Ranges. He has been described as one of ...Australia’s most significant practitioners and researchers in heritage and conservation.[4] He was the founding Secretary of the Council for the Historic Environment and later editor of the Council Journal Historic Environment, which launched in 1980.

Significance

While final heritage reports are frequently made available by the authorities, institutions or organisations that commission them, these reports, developed by heritage consultants, include information based on extensive research that may or may not be footnoted in the research. The Butler papers provide an important, and increasingly significant body of heritage research relating to Kew.

Archive Files - Kew Heritage Review, Residential Places Graded B, Volume 2, 1999

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black 4-Ring binder that includes research about, and an assessment of buildings previously graded B in the City of Kew Urban Conservation Study 1988 by Pru Sanderson Design Pty Ltd. The files were created by the heritage architect Graeme Butler and the paper files include maps, correspondence, title searches, readings, reviews of prior classifications, newspaper and journal articles, directories etc for each property assessed. Buildings researched include: 25 Mary Street (Kew), 4 Merrion Grove (Kew), 8 Milfay Avenue (Kew), 24 Milfay Avenue (Kew), 24 Miller Grove (Kew), 26 Miller Grove (Kew), 28 Miller Grove (Kew), 82 Molesworth Street (Kew), 27 Princess Street (Kew), 16 Queen Street (Kew), 11 Redmond Street (Kew), 21 Redmond Street (Kew), 34 Rowland Street (Kew), 2 Second Avenue (Kew), 3 Second Avenue (Kew), 11 Second Avenue (Kew), 36 Stawell Street (Kew), 12 Stevenson Street (Kew), 34 Stevenson Street (Kew), 71 Stevenson Street (Kew), 21 Stoke Avenue (Kew), 13 Studley Avenue (Kew), 25 Studley Park Road (Kew), 44 Studley Park Road (Kew), 75 Studley Park Road (Kew), 89 Studley Park Road (Kew), 12 Tara Avenue, 14 Vista Avenue (Kew), 51 Walpole Street (Kew), 52 Walpole Street (Kew), 63 Walpole Street (Kew), 83 Walpole Street (Kew), 84 Walpole Street (Kew), 118 Walpole Street (Kew), 11 Wellington Street (Kew), 25 Wellington Street (Kew), 33 Wills Street (Kew), 8 Yarra Street (Kew), 20 Yarra Street (Kew).

Historical information

Graeme Butler is a heritage architect who has practiced in Melbourne, Australia for near to 40 years. He is principal of the heritage firm Graeme Butler & Associates, and author of many urban conservation and heritage studies and the authority on the Californian bungalow in Australia, which has been described as ...the quintessential work on the form. Butler studied architecture at the University of Melbourne being one of only three who graduated (1972) with a major in history. This was one result of the Architecture School's broader curriculum, emanating in part from the student strikes at Melbourne University in the 1960s. After graduating he worked as a design assistant at Yuncken Freeman Architects (YFA)on the interior fit-out of the Austin Hospital ward block under the eccentric but brilliant Tony Woodhouse, eventually taking a lead design role on the completion of the Toorak Teachers College library and theatre building under YFA partner Roy Simpson. This building was in the YFA office style as shown by their own superb offices at 411 King Street, Melbourne and BHP house, only white in place of the standard matte black. Simpson said he wanted some `magic' in the new building - so the designer tried for some internal 2 storey spaces and floating stairs, following the firm's preferred Ludwig Mies van der Rohe model. Butler then worked with McIntyre & McIntyre, on the pioneering recycling of the Henry Jones Jam Factory at Chapel street, Prahran, as a shopping centre cinema. However his major architectural role was as the project designer of the Museum Underground Railway Station fit-out and MURLA graphics documentation, with Perrott Lyon Timlock & Kesa, under associate David Simpson. The design of the Victorian Teachers Union offices in Camberwell was his last major architectural work before taking a professional role in his growing interest in urban conservation. Before forming his own heritage consulting practice and still working for the architecture and planning firm Perrott Lyon Mathieson, Butler completed one of the first heritage studies of the Melbourne Central Business District, undertaken for the newly created Historic Buildings Preservation Council, in the mid 1970s. He has undertaken numerous other heritage studies in Victoria including many Melbourne suburbs as well as Geelong, Bendigo, and the Macedon Ranges. He has been described as one of ...Australia’s most significant practitioners and researchers in heritage and conservation.[4] He was the founding Secretary of the Council for the Historic Environment and later editor of the Council Journal Historic Environment, which launched in 1980.

Significance

While final heritage reports are frequently made available by the authorities, institutions or organisations that commission them, these reports, developed by heritage consultants, include information based on extensive research that may or may not be footnoted in the research. The Butler papers provide an important, and increasingly significant body of heritage research relating to Kew.

Archive Files - Kew Heritage Review, Residential Places Graded B, Volume 1, 1999

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black 4-Ring binder that includes research about, and an assessment of buildings previously graded B in the City of Kew Urban Conservation Study 1988 by Pru Sanderson Design Pty Ltd. The files were created by the heritage architect Graeme Butler and the paper files include maps, correspondence, title searches, readings, reviews of prior classifications, newspaper and journal articles, directories etc for each property assessed. Buildings researched in Volume 1 include: 6 A'Beckett Street, 15 Adeney Avenue, 83-85 Barkers Road, 231 Barkers Road, 311 Barkers Road, 387 Barkers Road, 389 Barkers Road, 35-37 Belford Road, 5 Bowen Street, 1205 Burke Road, 1223 Burke Road, 1291 Burke Road, 4 Cameron Court, 46 Clyde Street, 135-137 Cotham Road, 161 Cotham Road, 167 Cotham Road, 171 Cotham Road, 180 Cotham Road, 193 Cotham Road, 208 Cotham Road, 221-229 Cotham Road, 241 Cotham Road, 294 Cotham Road, 340 Cotham Road, 2 Daniel Place, 2 Daracomb Avenue, 1 Denmark Street, 8 Denmark Street, 167 Derby Street, 23 Dunlop Avenue, 5-7 Edgecombe Street, 21-23 Edgecombe Street, 25-27 Edgecombe Street, 9 Eglinton Street, 48 Foley Street, 6 Gellibrand Street, 53 Harp Road, 6 High Street, 35 High Street, 69 High Street, 73 High Street, 12 Holroyd Street, 26 Holroyd Street, 2 Howard Street, 10 Howard Street, 19 Howard Street, 20 Howard Street, 24 Howard Street, 7 Hume Street, 9 Hume Street, 2 John Street, 24 Lister Avenue, 25 Mary Street, 4 Merrion Grove, 8 Milfay Avenue, 24 Milfay Avenue, 24 Miller Grove, 26 Miller Grove, 28 Miller Grove, 82 Molesworth Street, 27 Princess Street, 16 Queen Street, 11 Redmond Street, 21 Redmond Street, 34 Rowland Street, 2 Second Avenue, 3 Second Avenue, 11 Second Avenue, 36 Stawell Street, 12 Stevenson Street, 34 Stevenson Street, 71 Stevenson Street, 21 Stoke Avenue, 13 Studley Avenue, 25 Studley Park Road, 44 Studley Park Road, 75 Studley Park Road, 89 Studley Park Road, 12 Tara Avenue, 14 Vista Avenue, 51 Walpole Street, 52 Walpole Street, 63 Walpole Street, 83 Walpole Street, 84 Walpole Street, 118 Walpole Street, 11 Wellington Street, 25 Wellington Street, 33 Wills Street, 8 Yarra Street, 20 Yarra Street.

Historical information

Graeme Butler is a heritage architect who has practiced in Melbourne, Australia for near to 40 years. He is principal of the heritage firm Graeme Butler & Associates, and author of many urban conservation and heritage studies and the authority on the Californian bungalow in Australia, which has been described as ...the quintessential work on the form. Butler studied architecture at the University of Melbourne being one of only three who graduated (1972) with a major in history. This was one result of the Architecture School's broader curriculum, emanating in part from the student strikes at Melbourne University in the 1960s. After graduating he worked as a design assistant at Yuncken Freeman Architects (YFA)on the interior fit-out of the Austin Hospital ward block under the eccentric but brilliant Tony Woodhouse, eventually taking a lead design role on the completion of the Toorak Teachers College library and theatre building under YFA partner Roy Simpson. This building was in the YFA office style as shown by their own superb offices at 411 King Street, Melbourne and BHP house, only white in place of the standard matte black. Simpson said he wanted some `magic' in the new building - so the designer tried for some internal 2 storey spaces and floating stairs, following the firm's preferred Ludwig Mies van der Rohe model. Butler then worked with McIntyre & McIntyre, on the pioneering recycling of the Henry Jones Jam Factory at Chapel street, Prahran, as a shopping centre cinema. However his major architectural role was as the project designer of the Museum Underground Railway Station fit-out and MURLA graphics documentation, with Perrott Lyon Timlock & Kesa, under associate David Simpson. The design of the Victorian Teachers Union offices in Camberwell was his last major architectural work before taking a professional role in his growing interest in urban conservation. Before forming his own heritage consulting practice and still working for the architecture and planning firm Perrott Lyon Mathieson, Butler completed one of the first heritage studies of the Melbourne Central Business District, undertaken for the newly created Historic Buildings Preservation Council, in the mid 1970s. He has undertaken numerous other heritage studies in Victoria including many Melbourne suburbs as well as Geelong, Bendigo, and the Macedon Ranges. He has been described as one of ...Australia’s most significant practitioners and researchers in heritage and conservation.[4] He was the founding Secretary of the Council for the Historic Environment and later editor of the Council Journal Historic Environment, which launched in 1980.

Significance

While final heritage reports are frequently made available by the authorities, institutions or organisations that commission them, these reports, developed by heritage consultants, include information based on extensive research that may or may not be footnoted in the research. The Butler papers provide an important, and increasingly significant body of heritage research relating to Kew.