Historical information

A Kew Patriotic Carnival was held in Victoria Park in 1941. The event was promoted in the Argus newspaper as: "KEW CARNIVAL - A carnival, at which more than 25 local organisations will co-operate in raising funds for Kew Patriotic Society, will be opened at Victoria Park. Kew this afternoon. The carnival will begin at 2 p.m. to-day and will continue to-morrow. There will be afternoon and evening sessions each day. Arrangements have been made for open-air dances, bicycle races, athletic events, tennis tournaments, folk dancing, miniature golf, and a shooting gallery. Flowers, sweets, cakes, and re-freshments will be sold at stalls conducted by auxiliaries, and lucky envelopes, darts competitions, spinning-wheels, and games will be among the attractions." The Argus (Melbourne) Friday 28 March 1941, Page 6.

Significance

Rare example of Second World War local Kew memorabilia

Physical description

Patriotic button. Kew Patriotic Carnival March 28-29 1941. Victoria Park. Numbered 2427. The design incorporates the British and Australian flags.

Inscriptions & markings

Title: "Kew Patriotic Carnival, Victoria Park, March 28-29 1941". Number "2427"