State Library of South Australia logo Did you know?
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Garden of a Housing Trust home.
Title : Garden of a Housing Trust home. Garden of a Housing Trust home.
Add To My SA Memory
Creator : Pearce, Ian J.; photographer
Date of creation : 1956
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 150 x 200mm
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of Housing SA. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from Housing SA and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Back garden of a Housing Trust home with a Hills hoist in the centre, 9 April 1956.

The Hills Hoist clothsline was developed in Glenunga, Adelaide, by Lance Hill in 1945. It is a rotary clothesline that can be raised and lowered by a winding mechanism. This feature, in addition to the rotating square frame, allows the washing to dry more effectively in the breeze. The Hills Hoist also makes the most of limited space in suburban backyards. Hills celebrated the sale of the five millionth Hills Hoist in 1994 and now export the clothesline around the world. The Hills Hoist has become an Australian suburban icon. The South Australian Housing Trust was formed in 1936 as the first state housing authority in Australia. By 1957 the Housing Trust had completed more than 30,000 houses, and the suburb of Elizabeth was established with homes, factories and shops.

Coverage year : 1956
Period : 1946-1979
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Harris, David. What a line! : the story of the people who made the hoist an Australian icon : fifty years of Hills Melrose Park, S. Aust. : Hills Printing Services, 1996

Internet links :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on