Historical information

One of a group of slides taken by members of the Society of built heritage in Kew in 1979-80. The selection of subject matter reflects the priorities of the period. The colour of some slides has degraded.


The slides represent a snapshot in time of built architecture in Kew, much of which has changed in the forty-plus period since they were created.

Physical description

Colour positive transparency (slide) of 4 Selbourne Road, Kew, the former home of Sir Wilfred Kent-Hughes (1895-1970) who was the State Member for Kew from 1927-1949. Subsequently he was elected to the Federal Parliament as the Member for Chisholm. The two-storey, double fronted, polychrome brick house is within the City of Boroondara's Glenferrie Road Precinct, which includes a number of individually significant architectural designs, the majority of which are Victorian mansions.