Prefab History

Content on this website will not replicate the contents of  “Homes for the Workers, the History of the Narrabundah Prefabs” by Alan Foskett. Material may have been omitted because of size due to limits on the book or received after publication. If you zoom into the Aerial 1955 image, below left, you can see the roofs of the Murray Dairy where is now the Monaro Hgwy.

Acknowledgements to Mark Dawson from Archives ACT, Ann & Robina Guglar and Alan & the Prefab History Project Group.

Narrabundah boy Rod Campbell, fearless Canberra Times journalist, worked on his typewriter with this article. MY SUBURB by Rod Campbell

Photo of Tuckerman’s Store courtesy of Jim Tuckerman:

Photo of Tuckerman’s Shop – Courtesy Jim Tuckerman

Residents of the Prefabs

Included below are some electoral rolls courtesy of Ann Guglar and a list from Housing courtesy. Many people are missing as they may not have been on the electoral roll at the time or there was a mistake.

Residents of the Prefabs 1949-1955-1959 -1967- 1981