Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising units 1-8 Harrison St., Mitcham
The property has be listed as having sold for $127,500 in 1994.

Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.

Trained as a cartographic draftsman within the mining industry, Margaret Picken is an artist who worked producing property illustrations for real estate agencies in eastern suburbs of Victoria from 1983-2005. Retiring from the industry as technological changes favored coloured photography over illustrations, and commissioning companies over sole contractors.


This artwork is of Historical Significance as a record of local domestic architecture.

Physical description

A black ink line drawing on drafters film by Margaret Picken, of 54 Hedge End Rd., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a weatherboard house with front garden, and a carport and garage on the right.

There are two holepunch holes centered just under the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

54 Hedge End Rd., Mitcham
Margaret Picken - 94
Woodards - b/burn