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Photograph - A.J. McConchie, Mayor [of Kew] 1927-8

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Framed portrait of Cr. A.J. McConchie, Mayor of Kew 1927-8, 1945-6. The mounting and framing of the photograph follows a typical layout or style in that each is framed in dark wood, glazed, and laid down on an inscribed board. The inscription identifies the name of the mayor and the year/s that he/she served.
Object Registration
1993.0070
Keywords
mayors of kew (vic), cr. a.j. mcconchie, australian photographers -burlington - melbourne (vic)
Historical information
Kew achieved independence from the Boroondara Roads Board in 1860. As a new municipality, its first three leaders were designated as chairmen. On becoming a borough in 1863, its leaders were identified as mayors. The earliest photographs date from ca.1906, when the Town of Kew commissioned the noted local photographer Josiah E Barnes to produce standardised portraits of former mayors to be displayed in the Mayoral Chamber of the Town Hall. The collection also includes photographs by other well-known photographic studios such as Burlington Studios, Melba – Melbourne, Stuart Tompkins, Spencer Shier and Talma & Co. The majority of mounts identify the photographer. Eighty photographs are housed in their original frames.
When Made
ca. 1928
Made By
Burlington (Maker)
Significance
This portrait is one of a large series of civic portraits of the mayors of Kew, dating from 1863 to 1969. The portraits in the series have been declared Permanent Government Records of the State of Victoria and are held by the Kew Historical Society with the permission of the City of Boroondara. A Significance Assessment in 2018, funded by the National Library of Australia confirmed the historic, and often artistic significance of the series.
Inscriptions & Markings
[Inscription] A.J. McConchie, Mayor 1927-8
Photographer] "Burlington / Melbourne"
Last updated
22 May 2020 at 1:21AM