Historical information

‘Garmure’, 26 Russell Street, Surrey Hills was built c. 1887 and renovated c1988. This photo was taken after renovation of the rear of the house when the corner tower was added.
1890: Mr Caffin
1910: Miss Agnes Campbell Hutchinson Orr
1930 – 1988: Sextons
Miss Orr was born in Hutchesontown, Glasgow to Francis Orr (1834-1859) and Jane McDonald. Her father died soon after her birth and her mother married Thomas Blood. She had a half-brother Robert McDonald Blood. In 1903 she, her brother and mother were living in Boundary Road. She is buried with them in Kew Cemetery. She died aged 57 on 1 December 1926.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a Queen Anne Style weatherboard house with a return veranda. The roof is corrugated iron. There is a picket fence along the front and a driveway on the left had side of the building.