Historical information

Original photograph donated to the Kew Historical Society by the City's Engineering Department before the amalgamation of Kew into the City of Boroondara in 1994.


This 1955 photograph provides a fine snapshot of the work of local government engineering departments in the 1950s. They reveal they types of labour conducted, the techniques used and the equipment and machinery in the possession of the local government authority.

Physical description

Trees in Barry Street, Kew. Barry Street, Kew, looking south to the intersection of Stawell Street.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription [pencil] B1955. Stamped: "Please quote No. Gx2320 when ordering. Laurie Richards JW 1528"