Historical information

An 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.


While not all of the photographs are of Studley Park, Kew or East Kew, each photo provides a fine snapshot of the work of local government engineering departments of the period. 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

Public works. A photograph of a suburban street under construction using a steamroller. Neither the street nor the location has been identified. It is believed that the photograph can be dated to the 1920s.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription on reverse: "Road making. (?1920s cars)".