Reference File - Histories of Kew
From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria
- An archive file containing short general histories of Kew, or geographic parts thereof, and timelines compiled by various individuals, some of who were members of the Kew Historical Society. Authors of content include Isaac Selby, Dorothy Rogers, Dione McIntyre and Graeme Lindsay. Other authors are not identified. Some of these histories were used on annual bus trips of the suburb during the Kew Festival. Notes on specific aspects of Kew’s history relate to early exploration, settlement in Cotham Road, the influence of the environment, northern and eastern Kew and Studley Park. The majority of these monographs remain unpublished texts. The file also contains summaries and or transcripts of talks given to the Society by Geoff Clarke (1975) and Allan Wakefield about their recollections of Kew’s history.
- A4 Vertical File
- kew (vic) - history, kew - early landowners, kew - environmental history, geoff clarke, allan wakefield, kew historical society - members, kew historical society - research
- 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.
- A closer inspection may reveal information of regional or statewide significance. The importance of the content is that it has not otherwise been published.
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