See library catalogue record for more information. ‘Buy the plan and build it’, Australian Women’s Weekly, 11 September 1957. Some partnerships were short-lived – the Sunday Telegraph’s plan service, offered with architect John P Ley in November 1953, lasted only a few months – but the Small Homes Service initiated by the NSW chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, and the plan bureaus established by Grace Brothers and The Australian Women’s Weekly, endured into the 1960s. The 1940’s house had both an indoor toilet and bathroom which were still quite unusual at that time. Queensland House Designs, 1940 to 1959 Continuing the collection of Queensland House Design catalogues, this page includes documents from 1940 through to 1959. Spooner & C.T. 34 home plans (series 4), Grace Bros Home Plans Service in association with the Sunday Telegraph, 1955. ), Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW chapter), Sydney, c1955. This was described as ‘a simple but adequate home, which any man with common sense and the basic knowledge of the use of tools could build himself’. Bathroom products such as soap and shampoo were rationed from 1942. google_ad_client="pub-5024488362119680";google_ad_slot="8497482224";google_ad_width=160;google_ad_height=600;The first half of the 1940s was absorbed with World War II. Grace Bros Home Plans Service, established in association with the Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, was launched in April 1954 and operated from the ground floor of Grace Bros furniture store in Broadway. From suitcases to tea sets, youre sure to find items that can be enjoyed for many years to come. We did not experience manufactured toys until after the war. See library catalogue record for more information. ‘A creation for modern living’, from H L Divola, Truth’s home plans book: selected designs from Anthony Hordern’s Home Plans Bureau, Invincible Press, Sydney, 1954. The first, issued in 1955, was titled Book of small homes. The folded plan includes elevations and floor plan, is titled 'Daily Telegraph home, working drawing, timber & asbestos cement construction', signed by Samuel Lipson and Albert H.A. See library catalogue record for more information. See library catalogue record for more information. ), Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW chapter), Sydney, c1955. The house won the Sir John Sulman Medal in 1951 and is today preserved as a museum as a very influential house. It was a service, according to Truth, ‘whereby the man in the street, striving to build his own home, may have the expert help of a leading Australian architect at absolute minimum cost’. The plans published in response were often described as ‘basic’ or ‘minimum’ but were designed to allow for future extension. It offered the prospective home builder an architectural advisory service, a range of stock plans, and specially prepared plans drawn to the client’s individual requirements. 22 home plans, Australian Women’s Weekly in association with Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd, Sydney, 1958. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. The War was over and the men were coming home. The service published home-plan booklets, and a plan in the Australian Women’s Weekly each week. These are some of the elements that make up Australian homes built by scores of Southern European migrants in the post-war period. They were described as ‘ideal Australian homes: neither ultra-modern, nor stuffily conservative’. See library catalogue record for more information. From 1938 to 1944 he edited the modernist journal Decoration and Glass, and in the post-war period was the architecture editor of Australian House and Garden magazine. Norman Reed, Homes and plans: suggested designs for post war homes, Norman Reed, Sydney, c1945. 22-23. On 1 December 1953 the NSW chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects opened a Small Homes Service, which it had been trying to get off the ground since 1945, in collaboration with Australian Home Beautiful and the Sun-Herald. The Austere style reflected the lack of availability of building materials and labour in the years following World War II. But that's pretty much how things were in the 1940s. Plans for 26 small holiday homes: Vol. H L Divola, Truth home plan book, Invincible Press, Sydney, 1951. School Days See library catalogue record for more information. This post-war decade saw Australian architects and homeowners embrace a wave of modernism. A great way to commemorate this time is to collect vintage and retro collectables from the 1940s for your home. See library catalogue record for more information. Fuelled by low interest rates, there was also a rise in home ownership, from 10% of families in 1914 to 31% by 1939. Designs were displayed at the Small Homes Bureau or published in the Sun-Herald anonymously, but architects received royalties from the sale of their plans. Post-war Sydney Home Plans, 1945 to 1959 For architects and prospective homeowners alike, the most seductive promise of the immediate postwar years was the prospect of a clean slate, an opportunity to build new, light-filled, houses appropriate to Australian conditions. See library catalogue record for more information. Sep 15, 2018 - Explore Laura's board "1940s House", followed by 541 people on Pinterest. Strangely enough, there was a greater respect and consideration afforded other people from all walks of life. This was the first home plan published in the Australian Women's Weekly's new series. The government issued coupons which had to be presented to the shopkeeper when you were buying things like tea, sugar, butter etc. On 7 December 1941, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was bombed by the Japanese, signalling the entry of the USA into the Second World War. Rationing was kept in place for some time after the war. The idea was that state housing should not all look the same, in order to avoid the appearance of mass-produced government housing. ‘Your own home – build it yourself’, house design by W Watson Sharp, Australian House and Garden, February 1952, pp.16-17. It looks like wrapping their heads around the eras is something the teams will struggle with, judging by the tears in the first promo. Thirty home plans (detail), Grace Bros Home Plans Service in association with the Sunday Telegraph, 1954. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. As far as I was concerned, they had always been there. Holiday homes: thirty-five different designs (detail), Grace Bros Home Plans Service in association with the Sunday Telegraph, 1956. Significant towns along the northern coast of Australia, particularly Darwin, were bombed, resulting in more than 200 deaths. People pulled together and shared what they had, to make things a bit easier for all. After the war the 1940's Get an expert building report for federation and bungalow buildings in Sydney and understand the common issues with buildings from this period. The coupons were about half the size of a postage stamp. Eeles, Practical Homes, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1947. For architects and prospective homeowners alike, the most seductive promise of the immediate postwar years was the prospect of a clean slate, an opportunity to build new, light-filled, houses appropriate to Australian conditions. Folded booklet of 20 home plans produced for the Grace Bros Home Plans Service in association with the Sunday Telegraph. See library catalogue record for more information. The first half of the 1940s was absorbed with World War II. During the 1920s, the American-inspired Californian bungalow became the design of choice for homes, with Mediterranean and Spanish Mission influences also making themselves known. This was followed in 1946 by Cavalcade houses, a compilation of plans published in the magazine Cavalcade from 1944 to 1946. See library catalogue record for more information. In the 1950s the scale of architectural advice available to home builders grew enormously, as architects, department stores, home magazines and the Sunday newspapers formed a series of partnerships to provide home-plan services. While these days just about everybody has a mobile phone, in the 1940s most houses didn't have a phone at all. Norman J Jenkins, The Australian house, W J Nesbit, Sydney, 1946. They were issued according to the type, 1lb of butter, 1lb of tea, etc., and the number of coupons for each family was allotted according to the size of the family. Your post-war home, by W. Watson Sharp, K.G. The plans were given labels such as ‘Simple charm’, ‘Controlled sunlight’, ‘Economical simplicity’, ‘Flat roof’, ‘Future extension’, ‘Home with a garage’, ‘Cross ventilation’, ‘Work saver’ and ‘Utility dwelling’. Head Office, The Mint10 Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000T +61 2 8239 2288E info@slm.com.au, SLM BookingsT +61 2 8239 2211E bookings@slm.com.au. Men frequently referred to each other as Mister, unless they were close friends, and women spoke of and to each other as Mrs. even when they were friends and neighbours. There were great shortages of food and other essential commodities for civilians during the war. After World War II a shortage of building supplies and labour led to a variety of more austere or simple homes. Murray, Sydney, 1958. State housing dominated much of New Zealand building between 1940 and 1960, and a wide range of state house plans was available. Its success led to the publication and sale by Australian House and Garden of more plans for small homes, and gave rise to a series of booklets. See library catalogue record for more information. Detail from: Architects' signature plans: Series 3: March 1959, Australian Women's Weekly, Sydney, 1959. See library catalogue record for more information. The store also ran a free decorating advisory bureau beside a full-sized, fully furnished Hudson’s ‘Ready- Cut’ model home. Designs of small homes, Sydney, Wunderlich Limited, 1956. From the late 1940s to the 1980s, the first waves of Italian, Greek and Balkan migrants to Australia planted literal and figurative roots that would go on to fundamentally alter cities across the continent. Hanson as joint architects, and dated 23.8.1945. Because of World War II restrictions, it would not be until the late 1940s and into the 1950s that many of these new materials found their way into home design. See library catalogue record for more information. Sometimes there was a cleaning lady to help with the cleaning, or an ironing lady, or someone to help on At the same time, the institute intended the plan service to raise the standard and appreciation of good domestic design. A specification of works is also available. See library catalogue record for more information. Still there were shortages and rationing continued for several years. In no greater space were these trends seen than in the architectural styles of Australian houses as 1920s houses in Australia moved away from the designs of their predecessors. See library catalogue record for more information. Its staff included interior decorators and ‘home advisory experts’. It is a statutory authority of, and principally funded by, the New South Wales Government. Typical features of the 1940s–1960s house include: shallow, boxed eaves; three or four-paned casement windows; shallow recessed porches at front and back; a piled subfloor; hipped or gabled roofs – typically with a 30–40 o roof slope Advertisement for Anthony Hordern’s Modern Home Plans Bureau in Australian House and Garden, January 1954. The 45 home plans published in this book included plans from Australian architects ‘noted for their freshness and originality’, as well as designs from ‘foremost American architects’. See library catalogue record for more information. Family living in Australia in the latter part of the 1940s was pretty easy for most families. ‘House of tomorrow’, design by John P Ley from Australian House and Garden book of budget home plans, Sydney, 1957. Having selected a design, the client of the Small Homes Service paid £10 10s for a full set of plans and specifications, a standard building contract and a guide sheet containing practical advice on how to go about building, particularly as an owner-builder. Most families were living on one income. Cover detail of: Eve Gye, ed., The Australian Women's Weekly presents home plan, 1946. 33 Houses in Melbourne from $480. In February 1960 Melbourne architects Borland and Trewenack became the new directors, operating the service until it was discontinued in November 1965. Other objectives included adding more storage, particularly in the existing two bedrooms which had none, adding a third bedroom/study, a second bathroom, bring the outside laundry inside house and then creating a backyard that could be used for entertaining. A man's wage was usually sufficient to support the whole family. Following the austerity of war, Australians in the 1950s were focused more than ever on building families and homes. The 1940s House was a similar ratings hit in Australia. See library catalogue record for more information. 21 home plans, Australian Women’s Weekly in association with Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd, Sydney, 1957. State sales manager Peter Robinson and his sales professional wife Taj purchased this house in October 2014 under remarkable circumstances. For most women, the position of housewife gave them complete responsibility for the day to day management of the home. The Australian Women’s Weekly launched its first home-plans service in November 1954, with architect John P Ley adapting a series of US designs for Australian conditions. I accepted the uniforms of the servicemen, the military vehicles, the warships in the bay and the planes flying overhead as a normal part of my life. My father was a volunteer Air-raid Warden, whose job it was to go out with a steel helmet on, when the Air-raid Siren sounded, and scour our neighbourhood for any sign of light escaping from any of the blacked out houses, and to watch for any explosions or fires. The bureau was located next to Hordern’s recently opened ‘Contemporary Shop’ and was a showpiece for homemakers. A housewife's activities of daily living included cleaning, mending, cooking, washing and ironing, making clothes for themselves and the children, managing the family budget. As a little boy I knew that there was something called a war going on, and that my parents were worried about it, but I understood little of it. See library catalogue record for more information. Because of this, a 1940's wedding required special planning. Australian House and Garden plans for your dream home, edited by Beryl Guertner, K.G. Fortunately we didn't need the Machine-gun, and the Air Raid Shelter was used only on a few occasions, which is just as well as it used to fill up with water during wet weather and could not be occupied for weeks at a time. 'Australian House and Garden book of Budget Home Plans' (cover), published around September 1957 as no.4 in their 'Practical planning series'. Fun Activities on offer these Summer holidays, Library treasures on display at Museum of Sydney, ‘Go women!’ Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. Older styles and materials were quickly replaced. ), Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW chapter), Sydney, c1955. to prove that you were not getting more than your fair share. Murray, Sydney, 1960. How we used to hover by the window of Doyle's, in Stokes Street, staring at the beautifully made Dinky cars. 728.370994 SPO. Parents were responsible for their children, and children were nurtured by family, not strangers. New ideas took hold, and the kitchen was transformed. Homes for every taste, no 1, Small Homes Service (N.S.W. Family living in the first half of the decade saw many people face difficulties beyond measure. Designs were displayed at the Small Homes Bureau or published in the Sun-Herald anonymously, but architects received royalties from the sale of their plans. changed rapidly from dull green and khaki to more flamboyant colours and styles. google_ad_client="pub-5024488362119680";google_ad_slot="3521383863";google_ad_width=468;google_ad_height=60; Please contact us to leave your comments or have your say. Garages, carports (detail), published by the Grace Bros Home Plans Service, 1960. The war was a time of worry and heartache for people around the world, but life went on in spite of the senseless, tragic conflict that consumed the lives of so many loved ones, destroyed homes and livelihoods, and scattered families around the globe. R.L. See library catalogue record for more information. Building materials manufacturer Wunderlich featured them in a brochure advertising its building material ‘Durabestos’. See more ideas about 1940s home, 1930s decor, Home. The Australian architects were S E Ancher, Albert Hanson, Samuel Lipson and Edwin R Orchard from NSW, and Trevor Bain, Robert C Coxhead, Edgar Gurney, John P Mockridge and L E Rowell from Victoria. Apr 14, 2018 - Also includes 1930s decor. Still there was an importance placed upon formality and good manners that has disappeared today. I guess there was a common bond between people who were united against a common enemy. The 1940s House was nominated for a Huw Weldon Award for Specialist Factual at the 2002 British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs). Truth’s architect was Harry Divola, a prominent designer of modernist houses in Sydney and director of the home-planning bureau of the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women. 20-21. It's funny that they always asked to use the phone, not your phone, almost as if, even though you owned it, it was community property. William Watson Sharp (1905–1984) was a Sydney architect and architecture writer. An interior designer has given this 1940s Art Deco-style home in Newcastle, a time-sensitive makeover. See library catalogue record for more information. See library catalogue record for more information. Ot… Its success led to its expansion into Sydney with a Home Planning Centre established in September 1957 on the third floor of Anthony Hordern & Sons department store. Learn about the construction techniques and common pitfalls related to federation buildings in Sydney during 1900 through to the 1930's. To find out how you can build your own website click the link below. Architectural competitions called for designs suited to immediate postwar building. This is the era of the 1940’s and 50’s double brick cottage, the fibro home, the waterfall style with curved brickwork, and later the triple fronted brick home. My sister and I recall the time when we were visiting Melbourne in 1948, when our parents would stop in front of Butchers' Shops and marvel at the range and quality of the meat displayed in the windows. The 1940s was an iconic era of history for many reasons, most notably wartime, but it was also a great period for fashion and homemaking. Living in the 1940s. They were irresistible, if only we could save the few shillings to start a collection. In the early 1940s, Australia found itself in danger of a Japanese invasion. See library catalogue record for more information. Though layout and form varied, common themes included fairly small size, efficient layout, orientation for sun, small windows and a roof with a 30-degree pitch. Aug 12, 2020 2:50am. ... Coastal is a popular style in Australia. in the 1940s commenced for most children about age five. In homes where the mother was working, perhaps helping to run a family business, a housekeeper might be engaged to do the housework, or a lady to look after the kids. First home buyers will find an enchanting 1950s starter home with potential to grow. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, incorporating Sydney Living Museums, cares for significant historic places, buildings, landscapes and collections. The institute explained to its members that good designs were well worth the time involved. An advisory bureau offered assistance to intending home owners on such issues as the selection of plans to suit each site, types of materials required and interior decoration. See library catalogue record for more information. The hallmarks of classic late 1950s Australian architecture. For a deep dive into the taxonomy of Queensland worker's homes you can't go past the comprehensive "Brisbane House Styles 1880 to 1940, A Guide to the Affordable House" (Judy Gale Rechner, Brisbane History Group) and for non-Queensland regions the excellent "Identifying Australian Architecture, Styles and Terms from 1788 to the recent" (Apperly, Irving & Reynolds; 1989). See more ideas about weatherboard house, facade house, house. 'Portfolio of small houses' by Eva Buhrich from Australian House & Garden, January 1954,  pp.44-45. See library catalogue record for more information. 1 series 5, The Australian Women's Weekly Home Planning Services, Sydney, c1961. This was a publication intended for home builders of ‘moderate means’. The Rose Seidler House built by Harry Seidler for his parents between 1948 and 1950 in Sydney incorporated Modernist features of open planning, a minimal colour scheme, and labour saving devices that were new to Australia at the time. The 1940s–1960s style was built from World War 2 until the 1960s and is typified by the early state house style. Children's toys were almost non existent, except for those handed down from older children, or pieced together from bits of wood, string and nails. See library catalogue record for more information. Small Homes Service design published in Australian Home Beautiful, December 1953, pp. During the War we had an Air-raid Shelter built in our back yard that was big enough for our family and some of our neighbours, and some soldiers arrived one day and dug two slit trenches in our front yard, where they could mount a Machine-gun. In November 1953 Sydney’s Sunday Truth newspaper launched a new home-plans service for readers, in association with the department store Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. The Small Homes Service designs were widely used. [728.370994 JEN]. See library catalogue record for more information. In 1945 he published a guide to Planning home and garden, and Your post-war home, a book of 19 home plans. See library catalogue record for more information. Homes for every taste, no 2, Small Homes Service (N.S.W. Neighbours without a phone would come around with sixpence to ask if they might use the phone, and they were never refused. [RB 728.6 DAI]. Who: Milliner Carla Murley, her husband Troy, and their young children Ruby and Oscar Where: Beaumaris, Victoria Without the specific ration coupons, you could not buy the goods you wanted. Small Homes Service design published in Australian Home Beautiful, December 1953, pp. Designs prepared by the Southern Planning & Drafting Co, South Yarra, Victoria. 33 home plans, Grace Bros Home Plans Service in association with the Sunday Telegraph [Variant title:Thirty three home plans], Sydney, 1954-55. 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