On the Street Where You Live Project

Over the last few years the pace of natural change in the built environment we live in has accelerated.  The 3127 Street Project was an ambitious one which aimed to capture a snapshot of Surrey Hills and Mont Albert in 2013 by photographically recording the street view of all of the houses, businesses, schools, churches and other buildings in post code 3127.  Over 40 volunteers registered as photographers or assistants. They recorded well over 80% of the area covered by 3127. As a result we have a huge archive of ‘contemporary’ images, although already many are already historic. The comparatively large blocks in this area are attractive to developers and many of the timber Californian bungalows have disappeared.One of the wonderful unexpected outcomes of the project was that a number of people send in historic black and white photos of their homes, which in a number of cases are no longer extant.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to Stage 1 of this project.

One of the wonderful unexpected outcomes of the project was that a number of people send in historic black and white photos of their homes, which in a number of cases are no longer extant.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to Stage 1 of this project.

Anyone interested in looking at these or other records of houses, businesses, schools, churches and other buildings in post code 3127 is welcome to make an appointment on a Monday

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Please contact the Centre during term time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.30pm, or email heritage@surreyhillsnc.org.au, if you:

  • are interested in volunteering for the Heritage Collection
  • have a query regarding the collection
  • are willing to share aspects of your family’s history with the public through this collection
  • donated material to the collection in the past – as we wish to update our records regarding past donations.

Heritage

A wonderful collection of photos which give us glimpses of what Surrey Hills was like over time.

This is thanks to those who have lent family photos for copying and to people like Ken Hall whose photos of the 1980’s are now quite historic.  The photos are accessed regularly for a wide variety of purposes.  Over the past year the number of research enquiries has increased quite dramatically with many coming from family historians, students and local residents.

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