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Brochure - A.V. Jennings Industries (Aust) Ltd, 'Architect-designed Homes at Prices You Can Afford!', Burwood, early 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 12554

Summary:
Colour brochure for A.V. Jennings Industries (Aust) Ltd. architecturally designed homes, produced in the early 1960s. It contains photos, sketches and floor plans of the following 13 homes: Cambrian, Kingston, Beauvista, Avon, Beauglen, Beauview, Beaulyn, Beauville, Beauvale, Windsor, Beaurama, Beaumont, and Chiltern.

This document 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 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 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 Mr Graeme Fullarton and his wife while looking for an appropriate house to build in the early 1960s. They ultimately built a small house in East Keilor in 1964. The actual house design on which his built home was finally based is also in this collection.

The head office for AV Jennings Industries was located at Trent Street in Burwood, Victoria.
Description:
Brochure for an A.V. Jennings Industries (Aust) Ltd. Architecturally designed homes. Brochure folds-out, and is printed on a white, green and black coloured paper with black and white lettering. Brochure features heading on front "Architect-designed homes at prices you can afford!", and contains photos, sketches and floor plans of the following 13 homes: Cambrian, Kingston, Beauvista, Avon, Beauglen, Beauview, Beaulyn, Beauville, Beauvale, Windsor, Beaurama, Beaumont, and Chiltern.
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: 18.5 cm (Width), 21. cm (Length)

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Tagged with: architecture, building construction, promotional materials, meditaranian 240
Themes this item is part of: Graeme Fullarton, 1960s Suburban Pioneer, Domestic & Community Life Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Architectural Design
Tertiary Classification: model homes
Inscriptions: Printed on front: "Architect - designed homes at prices you can afford! / A.V.JENNINGS INDUSTRIES (AUST.) LTD.......extended text on front and inside"

Printed on back: "VICTORIA: HEAD OFFICE - TRENT STREET / BURWOOD. BX 3721 / CANBERRA A.C.T. / 15 Geelong Street / Fyshwick. X0071 / SOUTH AUSTRALIA: / 4 Rose Street / Cudmore Park. UM 2431 / WESTERN AUSTRALIA / 2 Bishop Street / Wembley. WU 2341 / INSPECT THE A.V.JENNINGS HOMES AT THESE LOCATIONS EACH WEEKEND / (WEEKDAY INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT) / GREENWOOD VILLAGE / WESTERFIELD VILLAGE / NEPEAN HIGHWAY FRANKSTON / KARINGAL"

Extended text throughout brochure will need to be transcribed.
Issued By: AV Jennings Industries Australia Limited, Burwood, Victoria, Australia, early 1960s

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

Comments

Pam McDiarmid Posted on 04 Apr 2010 11:00 PM
Is it possible to send me a digital image of the floor plans included in this brochure please. Details:
Brochure - A.V. Jennings Industries (Aust) Ltd, 'Architect-designed Homes at Prices You Can Afford!', Burwood, early 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 12554
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Apr 2010 12:23 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Pam. If you complete an image request for these plans, detailing why you wish to access them, we will pass this on to Trade Literature Collections staff.
Mark Brundell Posted on 09 Jun 2010 9:32 AM
I have lived in a house @ 6 Airdrie Mews, Greenvale and fell in love the the house at that address. I have moved to Cairns and now want to repicate the exact house up here. I have tried to get the plans but cannot but have been told that it was built as a display home by AV Jennings. Is this correct and where can I purchase the plans from?
Belinda Posted on 20 Jun 2010 12:00 AM
Is it possible to obtain a photocopy of this brochure or even a PDF? We have recently purchased a house in Gladstone park and believe it's a Jennings home and would like to see if if is and if the floorplan is in the brochure
Discovery Centre Posted on 21 Jun 2010 12:31 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Mark & Belinda. If you would like to access copies of this brochure, please click on the Ask the Experts link below and then on Collection Access at left. If your homes are not in the brochure, we suggest that you contact AV Jennings directly.
Joel williams Posted on 12 Nov 2013 10:57 PM
Hi, we have recently purchased an early 60's jennings estate home in bundoora but cannot track down a floor plan. Is there a pdf that can be passed on? any info would be a great help. Joel

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