Archival file containing correspondence, reports, newspaper articles/clippings, a City of Boroondara Heritage Action Plan (2012) relating to heritage in Kew, Victoria. The earliest item dates from 1964, and is a letter from W. D. Birrell, Town Clerk to the Secretary of the Historical Society. The file also includes a National Trust of Victoria listing of classified buildings as of 1981. The most interesting documents in the file are the City of Kew Heritage Advice Note 1-4, compiled in 1991 and which provides advice on Protecting Heritage through Planning, Victorian Buildings, Edwardian Buildings, and 1930s-1940s houses. The latter would benefit from digitisation and publication.
Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.
The file provides evidence of early heritage activities in the City of Kew in relation to statewide and national heritage initiatives.