Historical information

No.132 SEPTEMBER 2020: There once was a creek [Connors Creek] / Julie King p1. History news [Coronavirus (COVID-19), Michael Tuck grandstand, grants,] p3. The men who bought Kew: the Fenwicks and Edward Bell / David White p4. The Henty Garden at Tarring: Ruyton Girls’ School / Felicity Renowden p6. Paddocks, parks and bye-laws: regulating behaviours by and within municipalities / Robert Baker p8. A significant donation [Margaret Picken’s drawing of Boroondara] / Robert Baker p10. From the collection [North Indian scarf embroidered with a needle] / Robert Baker p10. The albums of Eva Grant: photographs and descriptions of historic houses / Robert Baker p11.


The newsletters of the Kew Historical Society contain significant research by members that explores aspects of the Victorian and Australian Framework of Historical Themes. Frequently, articles on people, places and artefacts are the only source of information about an aspect of Kew, and Melbourne’s history. The contents of each newsletter as such is often significant historically, aesthetically, socially and or spiritually.