Historical information

This yearly train ticket was issued to Frederick Noble to travel from the Kew Railway Station to Melbourne. The Kew Branch Line ceased operations as a passenger service in 1952, the year after the ticket was issued. The Kew Railway Station was demolished in 1957. The ticket was donated to the Society by the City of Kew in 1989.

Physical description

Brass VR First Class Rail ticket issued to Frederick Noble. The token is dated 1.1.51. It names the owner as Mr F.H. Noble. Frederick Noble lived in Molesworth Street at this time and worked as a sports journalist on The Age.

Inscriptions & markings

1-1-51 / Kew / Mr F.H. Noble / Melbourne
1-1-51 / Kew / First Class / Melbourne