Historical information

Kew Primary School is the oldest school in Kew and was established on November 1, 1870. It predates the commencement of State education with its genesis lying in the year the colony was founded, namely, 1851. Nicholas Fenwick was recognized as the founder of Kew when he purchased an area of 122 acres (Lot 87) on which Kew Primary School now stands.

Physical description

Grade 2, Kew State School, 1915. One student, Ray Watson, front row, sixth from left is identified by an arrow and cross.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscriptions front: "Kew State School. Grade 2. Year 1915. Ray Watson. Presented to the Kew Historic Society by Ray Watson, Oct 1978." Inscriptions reverse: "KH-229. Kew State School, Melbourne, Victoria. Grade 2 1915. Teacher Miss Thomas. Albert Raymond Watson. Age 7 years. Mrs Ivory's brother."