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Monument and park dedicated to Sir Albert Victor  (AV) Jennings.

Sir Albert Victor Jennings (1897-1993) pioneered mass-produced and mass-marketed housing in Australia. Jennings began selling house and land 'packages' on housing estates in 1933. When domestic building was banned during the Second World War, he won tenders for war-related structures. During the Menzies era he built government-funded estates in Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra, where his company had built 20% of the houses in place by 1965. Homeowners in Jennings's 'residential communities' were easily satirised, with their uniform prefabricated homes, station wagons and electrical appliances. Nonetheless, Jennings had for the first time made modern luxuries like built-in wardrobes available to the average home buyer. By 1980 it was claimed that the A.V. Jennings Construction Co had built 80 000 Australian homes that offered 'millionaire enjoyment for working-class value.'


Address:Sandown Road & Querrin Avenue, Sir Albert Jennings Park , Willetton, 6155
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.046667
Long: 115.889167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Source: MA
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