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Content

Albert Purchas was an architect and civil engineer in the early colonial period of Victoria and was responsible for many of the early buildings both within the area of Kew, but also throughout Melbourne all the way down to Geelong. He immigrated to Australia in 1851, and would help design banks, churches, offices, and homes. He would serve for several years as the vice-President of the Victorian Institute of Architects, before being elected as President in 1887. The file includes: A recreation of a monthly meteorological journal that mentions him as a weather surveyor for Kew, as well as research notes completed by the Kew Historical Society.