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Hi Daniel, by 2 star I guess you are talking about a frame with the stars cut into the head tube lugs. It could be a roadster that was ridden every day to work of school or it could have been a more up-market frame used for racing. I think they came in a variety of specifications. A photo(s) is important in this case.
Hi Daniel, I'm no Malvern Star expert but I would be guessing that your frame is a Roadster frame from the 1930's or, perhaps, the 1940's. I say a roadster frame but I probably would suggest that it is a bike that was used as a commuter to work or school. The rear stays are bolted to the main frame and the rear forks are quite long suggesting a frame that is lower down the "pecking order". Also, the overall geometry with the long top tube in relation to the shorter seat tube and the relaxed frame angles suggest a 'daily rider'.
I would guess that it originally had a footbrake and mudguards fitted as well as a steel bar and stem.
Have you tried googling "Malvern Star, Vintage, 1930's, old, etc"? There used to be a Malvern Star register online too. There used to be a Canberra bicycle museum that had a website that featured various Aust. bicycle brands and did have a fair bit of info on Malvern Stars - perhaps the website is still on line? There is a fellow that lives in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia that knows 'everything' about Malvern Stars - he had a bikeshop called 'Bicyclepassion" - perhaps you could look him up.