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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958.

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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1. KHS Office & Archive - 1 Civic Drive, Kew VIC 3101. Wednesdays 10.00am - 4.00pm / 2. Exhibitions & Public enquiries - 188 High Street, Kew VIC 3101. Fridays & Saturdays 11am - 1 pm.

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1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958. Its extensive collection of audiovisual resources, costumes, textiles, books, documents, maps and artefacts have been donated by individuals, families, groups and institutions (including local government) over a sixty-year period. The Society was declared a Class-B Place of Deposit for Government Records in August 2019. The collection includes items of local, statewide and national significance (Russell E, Significance Assessment, 2018) and in 2019/20 received a further grant for a Preservation Needs Assessment from the National Library of Australia. These records are digitised by the Kew Historical Society on Victorian Collections for the purposes of education and preservation. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.

Significance

The collection as a whole fulfills the criteria for very strong historical, aesthetic and research significance at a local level. It also has many outstanding associations with state themes, figures and events and quite a few that resonate at a national level. The costume and textiles, map and picture collections each have very strong historical, research and aesthetic significance of their own accord. The degree of their significance is greatly enhanced by all of the comparative criteria: interpretive value, provenance, condition, integrity, rarity and representativeness.

The costume collection has a very high degree of aesthetic significance for its beauty, quality and workmanship. There are some items that are associated with nationally significant designers, or with Kew donors who have made an impact on society at a local and a state level (ie Prue Acton, Jinoel of Melbourne, Oggi Fashion House). The strong degree of provenance and high quality of the design and dressmaking that went into the production of these clothes strengthens the research significance of this sub-collection for those interested in fashion, textiles and dressmaking. This costume collection includes items that date back to the 1850s (patchwork Denbigh quilt) through to the 1980s, and that reflect changing styles, technologies, textiles and production methods.

The picture collection has some items that have high local significance such as the Josiah Barnes photograph ‘Kew proclaimed a city’, which was taken on that day – 10 March 1921, and the ‘Unveiling of the Kew War Memorial’ on August 30 1925 in front of an audience of over 5,000 people and presided over by the Kew Mayor and the Governor of Victoria. Both of these important images also have significance to state and national processes of municipal development and memorializing war. The mayoral portraits (part of the picture collection) have a very high degree of historical and research significance for their associations, enhanced by strong provenance and technical qualities. Eminent photographers took many of the portraits and the subjects are people who have made a significant contribution to the welfare and development of Kew and, in the case of some of the Mayors in this collection, of the state or even the nation. This includes people such as Stanley Argyle (Premier of Victoria 1932-35) and William Kerr (influential businessman and federal government advisor in the early decades of the 20th century). The significance threshold of this sub-collection is therefore likely to be of state significance at the least.

The maps and plans number some 300 or more and include some fascinating and important maps beyond the MMBW sub-collection that, itself, holds some unique items and has been discussed at length in this report. Other much earlier and hand drawn maps such as ‘Back to Kew’ (c.1875) and ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ (undated) are historically fascinating. In the case of ‘Back to Kew’ it is the detail of the built, natural and social landscape of Kew, which was also annotated and added to several times in subsequent decades to show the development of the area. In the case of ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ it is the careful recording of the garden layout and the nature of domesticity in these early days of European settlement that is both fascinating and rare to find in any local history collection. While not all the items are original the map and plan collection has a very high degree of historical and research significance.

Provenance for much of the collection is strong, and therefore supportive of its historical, research and interpretive value. Certainly the interpretive capacity for understanding a detailed and nuanced history of Kew on many levels, as well as touching or reflecting on wider stories on a state or national stage is very high.

Russell, Emma, 'Kew Historical Society Significance Assessment | Collection', [email protected], 2018

Cameron Auty 26 April 2016 9:48 AM

Amazing hat collection, these are a great addition to the site - Site admin.

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Folder - Children's Cottages Kew IHC 01-01

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Historical information

Born in Polish Ukraine in 1914, Irena Higgins completed her degree in social work at the University of Lwow. Migrating to Australia in 1939, she lived in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney before moving with her family to Melbourne in 1945. She initially worked at the Victorian Society for Crippled Children, then in 1951, applied for a mental health position at the Kew Cottages. Her appointment also involved working as a social worker at Willsmere. In these pioneering roles, she was the first social worker employed by the Victorian Mental Health Authority to work with children with an intellectual disability. She remained at Kew for seventeen years, becoming Senior Social Worker with a staff of three other social workers, a secretary and a number of aides. Two of her significant innovations at the Cottages were the establishment of a Parents’ Association, and the development of a network of volunteers trained to work with families in the community. Irena Higgins remained committed to social reform following her retirement, working actively to establish the first emergency housing in Kew. In 2016, her daughter donated a number of her papers to the Kew Historical Society. These documents are designated as the Irena Higgins Collection.

Significance

The personal papers of Irena Higgins relating to the Children's Cottages at Kew contain rare, and in a number of instances, unique handwritten or printed material relating to mental health and psychiatric treatment in Victoria in the second half of the Twentieth Century. They complement other major collections held by the Department of Health & Human Services (Victoria) and by the State Archives (PROV). They have particular significance due to their provenance as the personal papers of a significant actor in the development of trained social work in mental health institutions in Victoria.

Mallet - Wooden Croquet Mallet

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Croquet mallet, Shaft made of a number of separate rectangular sections of pale wood, mostly wrapped with cotton cord and strips of leather. The rectangular head is made of a darker heavier wood and it is banded with a strip of lighter wood.

Historical information

Sports Clubs in Kew in the final decades of the 19th century and in the early 20th century were often umbrella organisations with facilities for a number of sports. Typically in Kew, this included teams in lawn bowls, tennis and croquet. The Kew Bowling Club was formed in 1880 while the privately owned Auburn Heights Recreation Club was opened in 1904. The croquet courts at the Kew Recreation Club were opened in 1906, two years after the Club's formation. By 1998, the two Clubs decided to amalgamate at the Auburn Heights site in Barkers Road, forming the Kew Heights Sports Club. The combined club was itself taken over by the Melbourne Cricket Club in 2012 becoming MCC Kew Sports Club. In 2017 MCC Kew closed and its landholding was subsequently sold to Carey Baptist Grammar School. Both the Kew and Auburn Heights Clubs assembled important collections. These historically significant and large collections were donated to the Society in 2020. The collections include manuscripts, pictures, trophies, plans, honour boards etc. References Barnard FGA 1910, 'Sports and Pastimes' in Jubilee History of Kew Victoria: Its origin & progress 1803-1910. Chapman J & C 1999, The history of the Auburn Heights Recreation Club, 1904 to 1908. Reeve S 2012, City of Boroondara: Thematic Environmental History, p.216.

Significance

The combined collections of the four sporting clubs making up the collection number hundreds of items that are historically significant locally. They are also significant to the sporting history of the greater Melbourne area and to the sports of lawn bowls and tennis in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection illuminates two of the Victorian historic themes - 'Building community life' through forming community organisations and 'Shaping cultural and creative life' by participating in sport and recreation.

Property Illustration - 33 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 33 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

33 WOOLCOCK AVE., KEW E. / MARGARET PICKEN ~ 2000 (C) / WOODARDS ~ C'WELL

Property Illustration - 19 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 19 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

19 WOOLCOCK AVE., E KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 10 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 10 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

10 WOOOLCOCK AVE., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 5 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 5 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

5 WOOLCOCK AVE., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~99 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Property Illustration - 7 Woodlands Avenue, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 7 Woodlands Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

7 WOODLANDS AVE., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2000 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Property Illustration - 9 Wishart Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 9 Wishart Street, Kew, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

9 WISHART ST., EAST KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~88 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 1/5 Windsor Street, Kew

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 1/5 Windsor Street, Kew, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

1/5 WINDSOR ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2001 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Property Illustration - 77 Windella Avenue, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 77 Windella Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

77 WINDELLA AVE., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~96 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Property Illustration - 75 Windella Avenue, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 75 Windella Avenue, Kew East, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

75 WINDELLA AVE., E KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~88 / WOODARDS ~ KEW ~ 'B'

Property Illustration - 126 Willsmere Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 126 Willsmere Road, Kew, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

126 WILLSMERE RD., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~96 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 114 Willsmere Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 114 Willsmere Road, Kew, by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

114 WILLSMERE RD., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~89 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 59 Willow Grove, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 59 Willow Grove, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

59 WILLOW GVE., EAST KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 52 Willow Grove, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 52 Willow Grove, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

52 WILLOW GVE., E KEW / MARG PICKEN '88 / WOODARDS ~ KEW ~ M.P.

Property Illustration - 64 White Avenue, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 64 White Avenue, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

64 WHITE AVE., EAST KEW / MARG PICKEN '87

Property Illustration - 26 White Avenue, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 26 White Avenue, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

26 WHITE AVE., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~95 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 63 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 63 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

63 WESTBROOK ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN ~95 / WOODARDS ~ BALWYN

Property Illustration - 1/61 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 1/61 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

1/61 WESTBROOK ST., E KEW / M PICKEN (c) 2002 / FLETCHERS

Property Illustration - 4/57 Westbrook Street, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 4/57 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

4/57 WESTBROOK ST, E KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~92 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 50B Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 50B Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

50B WESTBROOK ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2000 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Property Illustration - 15 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 15 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

15 WESTBROOK ST, KEW E / MARG PICKEN '88 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 2/13 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 2/13 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

2/13 WESTBROOK ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2001 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Property Illustration - 2/5 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 2/5 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

2/5 WESTBROOK ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2001 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Property Illustration - 1 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 1 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

1 WESTBROOK ST., E KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~91 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Property Illustration - 49 Westbrook Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 49 Westbrook Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

49 WESTBROOK ST., E KEW

Property Illustration - 5 Walbundry Drive, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 5 Walbundry Drive, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

5 WALBUNDRY DVE., E KEW / MARGARET PICKEN (c) 2000 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Property Illustration - 4 Walbundry Drive, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 4 Walbundry Drive, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

4 WALBUNDRY DVE., KEW E / PICKEN (c) 2003 / FLETCHERS

Property Illustration - 4/34 Strathalbyn Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 4/34 Strathalbyn Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

4/34 STRATHALBYN ST., KEW E / MARGARET PICKEN '99 / WOODARDS ~

Property Illustration - 1/34 Strathalbyn Street, Kew East

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Pen and ink drawing on drafting film of 1/34 Strathalbyn Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2006. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the work was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

1/34 STRATHALBYN ST., KEW EAST / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS ~ KEW