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Archive File - Fernhurst (Kew)

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Archive file containing research related to George Wharton (q.v) and his house Fernhurst, originally situated on the corner of Princess Street and Studley Park Road, but later subdivided. The house was in the 20th century converted into flats and later bought by the Catholic Church, who established St Paul’s School for the Blind on the site. The situation was complicated as the Church also bought the neighbouring Neama (q.v.) and Mandalay. Villa Maria and St Paul’s School currently occupy the site. Part of the site was later subdivided to create Elphinstone Street. The file contains photocopied extracts from histories and detailed research and correspondence between the School, the Kew Historical Society, the National Trust of Victoria, and the Historic Buildings Preservation Council relating to both Neama and Fernhurst. There is a reference in a letter from St Paul’s inviting the Society to collect artefacts from the site. There are no known current items in the collection relating to the collection of these.
Size
A4 Vertical File
Object Registration
2017.0418
Keywords
kew (vic) - history, george wharton, victorian architects - george wharton, fernhurst (kew), st paul’s school for the blind, neama
Historical information
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.
When Made
1973-78
Last updated
12 Nov 2018 at 4:22PM