ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0273 Government Housing in Canberra 1962

Scope and Contents Note 

Call Number

HMSS 0273

Collection 

Government Housing in Canberra 1962

Date Range

1960-1962

Quantity

0.09m  (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 

In 1963, the Department of Defence moved its operations to Canberra. In anticipation of moving their family to Canberra, Dorothy Wood and her husband Alan Wood, visited in 1962.

They took photographs of the government housing types, known locally as "guvvies", available to them on transfer and collected publications and ephemera about government housing in Canberra, planning regulations and Department of Defence entitlements.

Box List 

Item Number

Description

Quantity

Date Range

1

National Capital Development Commission. Fifth Annual Report

1

1962

2

Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Supply, Stores and Transport Branch, Hand Book. Guidance to Commonwealth Officers and Service Personnel having household furniture and effects removed or stored at Commonwealth expense. booklet

1

1961

3

National Capital Development Commission. Building Your Home in Canberra. booklet

1

circa 1961

4

National Capital Development Commission. Build Your Own Timber Carport. booklet

1

circa 1960

5

National Capital Development Commission. Build Your Own Timber Garage. booklet

1

circa 1960

6

Department of Defence. Information Circular No. 3. Transfer to Canberra – Sixth Move. Conditions governing Transfer of Civilian Staff.

1

27/08/1962

7

Canberra Move – Household Items. Additional Items (table of household furnishings and fittings, name of supplier and amount of subsidy available)

1

1962

8

Education in the ACT. General Information Bulletin. Primary Schools

1

circa 1962

9

Information concerning the Housing Loans Scheme in the Australian Capital Territory

1

circa 1962

10

Parks and Gardens Section Department of the Interior. Trees and Shrubs 1961

1

1961

11

Department of Defence. Information Circular No. 10.14th December 1962. Sixth Canberra Move. Delivery of Furniture, Signing of Tenancy Agreements, etc.

1

1962

12

Floor plan and elevation of house type A52

1

circa 1962

13

Floor plans of house type 404, 403, 405, 406, 407, 410, 411, 413, 412, 414, F, H, K, L, M, N, T, W, U, V

1

circa 1962

14

Floor plans and elevations of house types 1/2BV, E2BV, 401, 408/2BV

1

circa 1962

15

Floor plans and elevations of house types 406/4BV, 407/4BV, 411/4BV, F/4BV

1

circa 1962

16

Sixth Flight. Department of Navy – Department of Army. Transfer from Melbourne. Summary of houses Available

1

1962

17

Block and Section plans of Watson, Downer, Lyneham, Ainslie, Campbell and Red Hill. The Woods have annotated the plans with housing types and their impressions. (The photographs in this collection are referred to on the plans)

1

1962

18

Transit List. Locality, block, section, address and rent payable. Annotated with some names of occupants

1

1962

19

Black and White photographs of available houses taken by Alan Woods

1962

Type 412R, 32 Knox Street, Watson

1

1962

Type 403, 51 Atherton Street, Downer

1

1962

Kitchen Type K

1

1962

Type L-R, 14 Pera Place Red Hill

1

1962

Kitchen Type G

1

1962

Type 410, 47 Molesworth Street, Watson

1

1962

Type 409R, 11 Hood Place, Watson

1

1962

Type L, Rear View, 8 Endeavour Street, Red Hill

1

1962

Type G-R, 7 Cooper Place, Watson

1

1962

Type 410R, Rear View, 11 Molesworth Street, Watson

1

1962

Type K, 15 Fox Place, Lyneham

1

1962

Type K, 24 Winnecke Street, Ainslie

1

1962

Type G – R, 31 Woolcock Street, Watson, rear view

1

1962

Type 412 – A, 79 and 81 Atherton Street, Downer

1

1962

Unlabelled photo

1

1962