Evidence taken by the Royal Commission on the Housing Conditions of the People in the Metropolis and in the Populous Centres of the State

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission on the Housing Conditions of the People in the Metropolis and in the Populous Centres of the State
Other Authors: Solly, Robert Henry, 1859-1932, Aikman, John George, 1858-1928, Baird, Matthew, 1879-1930, Cotter, Edmund (Edmond) John, 1866-1947, Menzies, James, 1862-1945, Owen, John Herbert, b. 1868, Richardson, Horace Frank, 1854-1935, Sternberg, Joseph, 1852?-1928
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1917
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1917, no. 29
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Commission: R. H. Solly (chairman), J. G. Aikman, M. Baird, E. J. Cotter, J. Menzies, H. F. Richardson and J. Sternberg.
"J. H. Owen, Secretary"
Witnesses A-D: William Aldridge (police const. Geelong Sth), Emanuel Antonie (manager/sec. Property Owners Defence League), Dr William George Armstrong (NSW sr. medical officer), Albert Ernest Arnold (police const. Malvern), Alfred Astley (manager Colonial Sugar Refining Co.), Arthur Henry Austin (police const. Ballarat East in charge of Mt. Pleasant and Golden Point districts), Charles Bage (doctor/rep. Australian Health Society & Social Questions Committee, Melbourne Anglican Synod), Rev. John Thomas Baglin (Church of England Footscray), Robert Thomson Barbour (quantity surveyor/Hawthorn councillor), John Bawden (labourer West Coburg), William Beebe (architect/Bendigo councillor), John Clay Beeler (pres. Victorian Master Painters' Assoc./Associated Master Painters of Australia), Charles Leslie Bentley (sec. British-Australasian Tobacco Co.), Leonard Vivian Biggs (vice-chairman Social Questions Committee, Anglican Church), Richard Blanchfield (sr. const. Redan), Francis Bertie Boyce (archdeacon West Sydney Church of England), John Neale Breden (controller of city assets Sydney City Council), Frank Brennan (supt. State Labour Bureau/chairman Board of Control at Canvastown), Roderick Brown (const. Port Melbourne), Thomas Brown (Presbyterian clergyman Collingwood), William Brownbill (baker/councillor/mayor Geelong), James Burke (const. Port Melbourne), Matthew Burke (plain-clothes const. Hawthorn), Patrick T. Burke (const. Back Creek), William Burton (coachbuilder/alderman Melbourne City Council), William Richard Butcher (town clerk Collingwood), Rev. James Henry Cain (Wesley Church Melbourne), Dougal Cameron (asst. town clerk/city health inspector), William Cameron (managing director British-Australasian Tobacco Co.), John J. Caulfield (sr. const. Quarry Hill), John Clayton (town clerk Melbourne), Frederic Edward Theodore Cobb (civil engineer/asst. engineer/Public Health Dept. inspector), Arthur Alfred Clement Cocks (NSW MLA/ex-lord mayor Sydney), Richard Colenso (councillor Dandenong shire), Thomas Henry Colenso (hon. sec. Victorian Master Painters Assoc.), David Henry Crockett (const. Mentone), P. John B. Dalley (const. Bendigo), William Robert Davidge (London architect & surveyor London/Garden Cities and Town Planning Assoc. of Great Britain lecturer in connexion with Australasian Town Planning tour), Frederick Henry Davis (plain-clothes const. Footscray), Arthur James Disney (const. Broadmeadows camp), R. H. Dodds (officer in chargelLocal Govt. Branch Public Works Dept.) and Robert Richmond Dugdale (plain-clothes const. Brunswick)
Witnesses E-M: John M. Eadie (health officer Bendigo), George Victor Elliott (const. Ballarat), Michael English (borough inspector Eaglehawk), Sister Faith (Collingwood Mission), Lorna May Fielden (director Free Kindergarten, Exhibition St. Melbourne), Eileen Fitzgerald (school medical officer Education Dept.), John Daniel Fitzgerald (barrister/vice-pres. Town Planning Assoc. of N.S.W.), Henry A. Fowles (mounted const. Castlemaine), Thomas Fox (pres. Master Painters' Assoc. of N.S.W.), John Frawley (plain-clothes const. Northcote), Janie Freeman (Melbourne District Nursing Society), James Morrison Gardiner (health officer Ballarat East), John Garlick (officer in charge Local Government Office N.S.W.), James A. Gault (supt. Collingwood Methodist Mission), Frank Geach (solicitor Ascot Vale), John Gent (town clerk Ballarat East), John Good (clerk in holy orders St. Jude's, Carlton), Jane S. Greig (medical inspector Education Dept.), Frank Groves (councillor Dandenong shire), Thomas Clinton Gunn (const. Broadmeadows camp), Frederick Foster Hall (manager Government Resumed Properties/manager Housing Board), John Hooper (mining investor/ex-mayor Eaglehawk), Richard Irwin Halpin (plain-clothes const. Prahran), Janet Henderson (hon. deaconess Presbyterian Church/hon. treasurer Melbourne Ladies' Benevolent Society), Thomas Hennessy (const. Footscray), David Hickenbotham (inspector city of Geelong), Alexander Hunter (public accountant/city valuer Ballarat), Robert Francis Irvine (economics professor University of Sydney), Rev. Wesley Johns (North Melbourne), Alfred William Jones (manufacturer Gladstone Avenue Aspendale), Rev. Robert Stephen Joyce (Port Melbourne), John Kean (sec. Ballarat Trades and Labour Council), Michael Kelly (plain-clothes const. Sth. Melbourne), Duncan Donald Kennedy (const. Mordialloc), Thomas Kennedy (chairman Lands Purchase and Management Board), Thomas King (const. Ballarat Sth), Cleverly V. Kingwell (rate collector/inspector Geelong West), Rev. George A. Kitchen (Church of England Frankston/vice-president Frankston Progress Assoc.), Albert Edward Koetsveld (plain-clothes const. Richmond), David Laidlaw (const. Newtown), George Edwin Lamble (clerk in holy orders Richmond), William Thomas Lewis (ex-sec. Black Rock Progress Assoc.), Henry John Little (manager Richardson and Wrench Ltd.), John Little (hon. sec. Royal Victorian Institute of Architects/member Grain[g]er and Little (architects)), John Loorham (plain-clothes const. Nth. Melbourne), James L. Loughron (plain-clothes const.Geelong), Thomas Luxford (timber merchant/Collingwood councillor), Alexander Lyons (health officer Eaglehawk), Rev. Alexander McCallum (Wesley Church), Frank McClean (furrier/rep. Total Abstinence Society), William Henry McCormack (const. Frankston), Roderick McDonald (const. Chelsea), Roderick Kenneth McDonald (plain-clothes const. Collingwood), David James McDonough (joiner Chelsea/rep. Chelsea Progress Assoc.), Arthur McElhone (alderman Sydney City Council), Samuel H. McGowan (mining investor), Charles William McLean [i.e. Maclean] (retired engineer/pres. Carrum Progress Assoc.), Bartolo Mafferzoni (plain-clothes const. Fitzroy), Alfred Alexander Malone (const. Coburg), Lochy F. Manning (delegate Trades Hall Council), James Matthews (const. Moonee Ponds), Stedman G. Moore (city & building surveyor Bendigo), Mercie Moreton (sec. of women's rescue & slum work Salvation Army 69 Bourke St.), George Morgan (plain-clothes const. Ballarat East) and John B. Morris (police const. Essendon)
Witnesses N-W: Rev. Charles Neville (supt. Presbyterian Mission Fitzroy), James A. Nicol (temperance missioner Melbourne Total Abstinence Society), William Noble (inspector Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), James O'Brien (general sec. Federated Ship and House Painters), Thomas Oliver O'Gorman (const. Geelong West), William N. O'Mullane (const. Castlemaine), Edith C. Onians (hon. sec. City Newsboys' Society), Humphrey Osborne (const. Sebastopol), Joseph E. Paynter (chief city inspector of health Bendigo), R. Pearse (mayor Ballarat), George Henry Rae (const. Kew), William Rain (architect/pres. shire of Dandenong/councillor city of Collingwood), Charles Compton Reade (organizer Australasian Town Planning Tour on behalf of Garden Cities and Town Planning Assoc. of Great Britain), Sister Avis E. Rees (Church of England city mission worker), Herbert John Richardson (clerk Melbourne Hospital/sec. Aspendale Progress Assoc.), Edward C. Rigby (solicitor/councillor Hawthorn City/rep. Social Questions Committee, Anglican Synod, Diocese of Melbourne), W. J. Rogers (sr. const. Ballarat East), Joseph Rogerson (police sgt. Criminal Investigation Branch Ballarat), Augustine Bithray Rowed (clerk in holy orders St. Silas' Albert Park), George Scott (plain-clothes const. Russell St.), Edward William Sharp (plain-clothes const. Carlton), George Henry Shebler (const. Russell St.), Alfred Shepherd (insurance agent/miner/pres. Trades Hall Council), Thomas Walker Sinclair (ldoctor/health officer city of Melbourne since May 1913), Richard Stanton (real estate agent/auctioneer), Edward Milner Stephen (barrister/alderman city of Sydney/member Town Planning Assoc./member Economic Research Society), John Sulman (consulting architect/pres. Town Planning Assoc. of N.S.W.), William T. Sunderland (borough surveyor/health inspector Castlemaine), Harvey Sutton MD, ChB (school medical officer Education Dept.), Sir Allen Arthur Taylor (NSW MLC/timber merchant), Emily Taylor (known as Sister Emily, Methodist Mission Brunswick St. Fitzroy), George A. Taylor (hon. sec. Town Planning Assoc. of N.S.W.), Malcolm Taylor (land officer Geelong), Thomas Henry Thomas (sec. Workers' Homes Board in W.A.), Andrew Thomson (sec. Carters and Drivers Union/rep. Trades Hall Council), John Thorburn (const. Bendigo), Owen J. Trainor (sr. const. Geelong), Rev. Charles Tregear (supt. South Melbourne Methodist Mission), John Trevenna (councillor Eaglehawk), Percy Walker (const. Golden Square), William R. Walker (caretaker/health inspector Castlemaine), Henry Deane Walsh (commisioner/engineer-in-chief Sydney Harbor Trust), Thomas F. Walsh (const. in charge of Geelong East Station), William Ward (const. Ballarat North), Henry Watson (sec. Co-operative Painters' Union), Alfred Watt (town inspector Ballarat East), William Henry Webb (architect Ascot Vale/weekends & holidays Chelsea/ treasurer Chelsea Progress Assoc.), James Joseph West (const. Camberwell), Alfred G. White (grazier & farmer/councillor Shire of South Barwon), Thomas White (plain-clothes const. St. Kilda), William White (clerk in holy orders St. James' Old Cathedral, city/Metropolitan Mission Bourke St.), William Wilkie (investor/mayor Bendigo), Nellie Willoughby (Salvation Army captain stationed Nth. Fitzroy & Maternity Hospital), Fanny Maud Wilson (supt. kindergarten Bouverie St. Carlton), William Wilson (land agent Seaford) and George Talbot Woolley (doctor/health officer Castlemaine)
Evidence includes a letter from T. E. Nesbitt (town clerk Sydney) to J. J. Owen (sec. Royal Commission on the Housing Conditions of the People) p. 208-9, John Bawden's evidence includes a letter from residents of Pascoe Park Estate (James E. Roberts, William Gibbons, William Warde, Joseph Taylor, T. H. Robbins, James Lehrle, G. T. Pile & John Douglas Stuart) p. 248-9, Herbert John Richardson's evidence includes a letter sent from Marcus Smith (hon. sec. Aspendale Property Owners) to the president and councillors of the Shire of Dandenong p. 368, Constable Arthur J. Disney's evidence includes a letter from A. E. Young sent to the Sec. of the Housing Commission p. 441, and Alfred William Jones's evidence includes a letter from the Dandenong Shire Council (signed K. G. McAlpin) to the Foreshore Trust on behalf of the Chelsea Progress Association p. 446 and a letter from the Foreshore Trust (signed Alfred W. Jones, Acting Secretary) to the Dandenong Shire Council p. 447
Physical Description: iv, 507p. ; 33cm.