Cranbourne Post Office

Joan Ingpen Bognuda
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Watercolour depicting the Cranbourne Post Office. The title is inscribed in the lower left and the artist's signature and date appear in the lower right. The work is framed with dual mats of coffee and cream colours.

The Cranbourne Post Office, Court House and Shire Offices (former) complex, constructed in stages between 1875 and 1913, are located at Sladen Street, Cranbourne. Historically, the building is significant as the first permanent offices of the Shire of Cranbourne and is the oldest municipal building in the West Gippsland region. Socially, it is significant as a building that was the focus of civic and community life in Cranbourne over a long period and has strong associations with the local community. It is an integral part of the identity of the former Shire of Cranbourne.
Artist/Maker and role
Joan Ingpen Bognuda: Artist
Media/Materials description
watercolour on paper
30.5 x 45.5 cm (sight), 64 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm (frame)
Signature & date
Signed and dated lower right "Joan Ingpen Bognuda, 1980" and titled lower left "Cranbourne Post Office".

Card taped on reverse states "Joan Ingpen Bognuda/ Cranbourne Post Office/ $**".
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
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Part of 2 highlight sets