Historical information

The property is in the area that later became Delta Street, on the north side of Back Creek. Once roads were made and streets numbered, this became 1 Delta Road, Surrey Hills. Part of the undeveloped land would become part of South Surrey Park. According to Alan Holt's property register the house was built in c1920 and was demolished after having been neglected in 1991.
He records it having had various names: 'Westward Ho', 'Pembroke' and 'The Oaks'.
The first owner from 1920 was Eric Rowland Handyside Long who married Agnes May Hay Murray in March 1920. They had one son James Murray Long, born in September 1921. They divorced in 1937 and thereafter the property is listed in the name of Mrs Mary Hay Long, James M Long or Miss Mary Hay Long.
According to Alan Holt, the house featured in the television series 'Carson's Law' in c1984.


This is one of relatively few photos which record the transformation of rural land into the suburb that became Surrey Hills.

Physical description

A simple dark-stained timber house with a veranda and tiled roof. It is simply fenced with posts and wire mess. There are other houses in the background but part of the area remains as open space.