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Quotation - Postmaster-General's Department, Telecommunications Division, Mr Graeme Fullarton, November 1966 Document Reg. No: HT 14405

Summary:
This quotation for telephone service was sent by the Postmaster-General's Department, Telecommunications Division to Mr Graeme Fullarton in November 1966. It showed that 6 months advance rental on the telephone service would be $20 and the service connection fee was $30.

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.
Description:
White paper bill printed in black ink, with purple stamp, and written in pencil.
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.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Graeme Fullarton, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.0 cm (Width), 20.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: housing, telephones
Themes this item is part of: Graeme Fullarton, 1960s Suburban Pioneer, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Home Management
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Stamped in purple: "TELECOMMUNICATIONS / INFORMATION CENTRE / 11 NOV 1966 / MELBOURNE" / [EXTENDED TEXT WILL NEED TO BE TRANSCRIBED]
Issued By: Postmaster-General's Department Telecommunications Division, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1966

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