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Archive File - ALLEN, Alva & Frances

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive & 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Information file containing information about Alva and Frances Allen, including notes taken at a talk to the Society by Mr. Alva Allen (undated) and books published by his wife, Frances Allen (nee Johnston): the autobiographical Eyes in the Back of My Head (1979), and Verses Versatile (1985). Frances Allen was a graduate of Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers College and became the first kindergartner to work in a children’s home (White Hills, Bendigo). She also established the first country kindergarten at Euroa. The undated talk records Alva Allen’s first hand memories of Billy Hughes and Robert Menzies. There is also an unusual reference to Gough Whitlam “living down Stevenson Street way”. Both Alva and Frances were members of the Kew Historical Society.
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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.
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28 Oct 2018 at 4:58PM