Historical information

No 122 MARCH 2018. The Springthorpe Memorial / Pauline Turville p1. Historical Society News p3. 2018 Kew Festival Events p4. Nettie & Vance Palmer: Literary giants of Kew / Desley Reid p5. The Artistic Sensibility: Works of art & manuscripts in the Vaughan-Smith Collection / Robert Baker p7. Kew Residents Leave Their Beautiful Borough for Federation Activities in Melbourne / Suzanne McWha p10. Membership & Donations p12.


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.