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Competition Form - Home & Land By Exposition Homes Document Reg. No: HT 12475

Summary:
Competition form stub for GTV 9 'In Melbourne Tonight' television show. The prize, to be drawn during the television show on 'The Darrods Wheel', was a £6,000 Home & Land package by Exposition Homes, featuring Stegbar aluminium windows and Radiata pine timbers. The ticket's 'Lucky Number' was 8560 HH.

This form stub is part of a collection of documents and photographs that relates to the purchase of land, and the construction and setting up of a family home by Mr Graeme Fullarton in Keilor East, in the period from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. The collection tracks the 'great Australian dream' of owning a home. Graeme Fullarton submitted this competition form and kept the stub, in an attempt to win the competitions's prize of a new house, however, he did not win.

Graeme Fullarton bought adjoining land with his brother Bruce Fullarton in 1959 on Quinn Grove and David Street in East Keilor. In 1964 they both built homes using the same builder. The items in this collection include legal documents relating to Graeme's land purchase; brochures from builders; his subsequent house construction plan; mortgage repayment, land valuation, rates and sanitary services accounts; a quotation relating to the connection of the telephone service; house content insurance accounts; and gas and electricity accounts from the first years in the home. Family photographs show the house being built, from its footings through to the roof being put on.

This particular brochure is part of a sub-set of about 100 housing brochures, issued by project builders and developers in the early 1960s in Melbourne, and collected by Graeme Fullarton and his wife while looking for an appropriate house to build in the early 1960s. They ultimately built a house in East Keilor in 1964. The actual house design on which his built home was finally based is also in this collection.
Description:
Raffle Ticket to win a £6,000 Home & Land By Exposition Homes. Ticket is made of a brown cardboard, with black lettering. By registering your name and address on the bottom half in this card you could became eligible for a valuable prize on the Darrods Wheel during "In Melbourne Tonight".
Statement Of Significance:
This object is part of a document and photograph collection which tracks the 'great Australian dream' of owning a home through the experience of Mr Graeme Fullarton, during the period from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. This collection includes some of the legal documents relating to Graeme's land purchase; his subsequent house construction plan; brochures from builders; mortgage repayment, land valuation, rates and sanitary services accounts; a quotation relating to the connection of the telephone service; house content insurance accounts; and gas and electricity accounts from the first years in the home. Family photographs show the house being built, from its footings through to the roof being put on.

This collection includes about 100 housing brochures, issued by project builders and developers in the early 1960s in Melbourne. This sub-set of housing brochures is a great addition to the domestic life collection. It provides an overview of the surveying process that many young couples went through whilst seeking their own home in the post war period, and provides an excellent representation of the types of house designs available to build yourself or buy from an architect, builder or developer. The brochures show the floor plan spaces and arrangement, design aesthetic, materials and finishes, sizes, and costs of housing in the early 1960s, and reveal how architects, builders and developers promoted the idea of the home to Melburnians.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Graeme Fullarton, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.9 cm (Width), 12.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: architecture, plans, promotional materials, real estate agents
Themes this item is part of: Graeme Fullarton, 1960s Suburban Pioneer, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Architectural Design
Tertiary Classification: plans
Inscriptions: Printed on front: "LUCKY NUMBER WIN A 6,000 / HOME & LAND BY / EXPOSITION HOMES / NO. 8560 / HH/ featuring Stegbar Aluminium windows and Radiata pine timbers / DARRODS THE STYLE STORE / presents / THE DARRODS GIRL / I.M.T. GTV 9 I.M.T. / MONDAY TO THURSDAY ...../ extended text / Nightingale Nylons / for longer life in top fashion colors"
Advertiser: Exposition Homes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, early 1960s

The donor bought land in 1959 and built his house in 1964, so this ticket stub originates from the period between these two dates.

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