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Documents - Visitor Books (4), Fairyland, 1949-1950

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

4 pads recording the names and comments of children and adults to a tourist attraction named Fairyland in Malmsbury Street, Kew.
L 26cm x W 13 cm
Object Registration
jim tabulo, grace tabulo, 67 malmsbury street (kew), fairyland, tourism - kew - 1945-1965, gardens - kew (vic)
Historical information
Fairyland, the home and garden of Jim and Grace Tabulo was a major local, state and international tourist attraction from the 1940s to the mid 1960s. The visitor books record the messages of visitors to the house from the 1940s to the 1960s. The visitor books are believed to have formed part of the Dorothy Rogers Collection which entered the Society's collection following her death in 1973.
When Made
These are amongst the earliest primary sources relating to the internationally renowned 'Fairyland' cottage in Malmsbury Street, Kew. Their social significance is that they record in the immediate post war period the values and beliefs of children and adults who visited this historically significant tourist attraction.
Last updated
9 Apr 2020 at 8:01AM