Historical information

Studley Park Road, like most streets in Kew, was originally a dirt road. Street works during the Great Depression included bituminising major roads in the district. This photograph of Council works originated in the City of Kew Engineers Department as a record of works undertaken. It was given to the collection by a Mrs Fisher in 1998.

Significance

Well provenanced photograph of Council-funded public works in Kew during the Great Depression.

Physical description

Original sepia monochrome positive of Studley Park Road, Kew.

Inscriptions & markings

Typed reverse: "B4 / Kew C.C. / Studley Park Road after surfacing with one coat of premixed material spread with drag, March 1934"