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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Founded in 1958, the Kew Historical Society is one of the oldest suburban historical societies in Melbourne. The Society was formed to assist in the preparations for Kew’s 100th Anniversary in 1960. Today, the Society continues to work with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage. It publishes, in print and online, information and resources about Kew’s history, as well as organising events relevant to our heritage. The Society cooperates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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Opening Hours

1. KHS Office & Archive - 1 Civic Drive, Kew VIC 3101. Weekdays 10.00am to 4.00pm 2. Exhibitions & Public inquiries - 188 High Street, Kew VIC 3101. Fridays & Saturdays 11am to 1 pm.

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Free entry

Location

1 Civic Drive & 188 High Street Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958. The collection has sometimes grown gradually, or significantly, the latter through key donations (eg The Rogers Collection), or due to events such as the amalgamation of the former City of Kew into the new City of Boroondara in 1994. Many ‘civic’ items were donated before, during or after the amalgamation. These records are digitised by the Kew Historical Society on Victorian Collections for the purposes of education and preservation. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.

Significance

The collection as a whole fulfills the criteria for very strong historical, aesthetic and research significance at a local level. It also has many outstanding associations with state themes, figures and events and quite a few that resonate at a national level. The costume and textiles, map and picture collections each have very strong historical, research and aesthetic significance of their own accord. The degree of their significance is greatly enhanced by all of the comparative criteria: interpretive value, provenance, condition, integrity, rarity and representativeness.

The costume collection has a very high degree of aesthetic significance for its beauty, quality and workmanship. There are some items that are associated with nationally significant designers, or with Kew donors who have made an impact on society at a local and a state level (ie Prue Acton, Jinoel of Melbourne, Oggi Fashion House). The strong degree of provenance and high quality of the design and dressmaking that went into the production of these clothes strengthens the research significance of this sub-collection for those interested in fashion, textiles and dressmaking. This costume collection includes items that date back to the 1850s (patchwork Denbigh quilt) through to the 1980s, and that reflect changing styles, technologies, textiles and production methods.

The picture collection has some items that have high local significance such as the Josiah Barnes photograph ‘Kew proclaimed a city’, which was taken on that day – 10 March 1921, and the ‘Unveiling of the Kew War Memorial’ on August 30 1925 in front of an audience of over 5,000 people and presided over by the Kew Mayor and the Governor of Victoria. Both of these important images also have significance to state and national processes of municipal development and memorializing war. The mayoral portraits (part of the picture collection) have a very high degree of historical and research significance for their associations, enhanced by strong provenance and technical qualities. Eminent photographers took many of the portraits and the subjects are people who have made a significant contribution to the welfare and development of Kew and, in the case of some of the Mayors in this collection, of the state or even the nation. This includes people such as Stanley Argyle (Premier of Victoria 1932-35) and William Kerr (influential businessman and federal government advisor in the early decades of the 20th century). The significance threshold of this sub-collection is therefore likely to be of state significance at the least.

The maps and plans number some 300 or more and include some fascinating and important maps beyond the MMBW sub-collection that, itself, holds some unique items and has been discussed at length in this report. Other much earlier and hand drawn maps such as ‘Back to Kew’ (c.1875) and ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ (undated) are historically fascinating. In the case of ‘Back to Kew’ it is the detail of the built, natural and social landscape of Kew, which was also annotated and added to several times in subsequent decades to show the development of the area. In the case of ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ it is the careful recording of the garden layout and the nature of domesticity in these early days of European settlement that is both fascinating and rare to find in any local history collection. While not all the items are original the map and plan collection has a very high degree of historical and research significance.

Provenance for much of the collection is strong, and therefore supportive of its historical, research and interpretive value. Certainly the interpretive capacity for understanding a detailed and nuanced history of Kew on many levels, as well as touching or reflecting on wider stories on a state or national stage is very high.

Russell, Emma, 'Kew Historical Society Significance Assessment | Collection', [email protected], 2018

Cameron Auty 26 April 2016 9:48 AM

Amazing hat collection, these are a great addition to the site - Site admin.

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2781 items

Archive File - Hawthorn & Kew Sketchbook

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file including an index to the ‘Hawthorn and Kew Sketchbook’ (Powell, Ian G, 1982) and correspondence from, to and or between the Kew Historical Society, Rigby Publishing and A. Roger-Gernersh relating to permission to use illustrations from the text on the Society’s letterhead. There is no response on file from the author providing permission.

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.

Archive File - HALL, Winifred

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Winifred Hall was at one stage a President of the Kew Historical Society. The archive file includes written reports that she made to the Society (1977-78), and notes that after her death (c.1983) that a trust account was opened in her name to which the Penguin Club of Australia and other parties contributed amounts.

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.

Archive File - Hays Paddock (Kew East)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing many newspaper/magazine articles/clippings (1979-2016), some published by the City of Boroondara, and maps, summaries of reports (KNews, 1980) and proposals to create an ‘integrated playground’ at Hays Paddock.

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.

Archive File - Handicrafts (Victorian)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Single item archive file containing a National Trust of Victoria exhibition catalogue - Hearth and Home: Handicrafts and Pastimes of the Victorian Era (TOY, Ann [Asst. Curator, Extension Galleries], NTV, 1980)

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.

Archive File - HAWKINS, Cr Leo

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a letter from the Kew Historical Society to Cr Hawkins congratulating him on his election to the office of Mayor (1971) and his obituary by Noel Tennison, published in the Age newspaper (5 May, 2006).

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.

Archive File - HARRISON, Anne

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Anne Harrison was a milliner with shops in Kew from the 1940s to the 1950s. The collection includes five hats made in her shop. The archive file contains two photocopies of a newspaper article and a printout of a record from Museums Victoria.

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.

Archive File - HARRISON, Henry Colden Anthill

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Established archive file with no contents.

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.

Archive File - Hamer Court (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A large archive file containing material relating to Hamer Court Hostel for the Aged in Childers Street / High Street, Kew. The materials date from the early 1970s before Hamer Court was opened. The file contains correspondence to and from the Society and original [very frail] plans for the construction of the hostel (1972) and later plans for extensions (undated). Other original documents in the file include a programme for the official opening (of the extensions?) in 1983, agendas and minutes of meetings and promotional materials. Many of the items filed also relate to the Kew Elderly Citizens Association.

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.

Archive File - ANDERSON, Alice Elizabeth Foley (1897-1926)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing printed material and correspondence, newspaper articles/clippings, research, publications, reprints of photos and original Realia relating to Alice Anderson and her motor garage at 67 and later 88 Cotham Road, Kew. The business cards are dated 10/5/18 (No.67), 1/8/18 (No.67), 17/5/20 (No.88). The business cards have a printed statement on the back listing her tariffs for a range of services. The file contains a letter from Miss Hazel Parker that came with the donation of the cards (sic), dated 4 June 1974.

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.

Archive File - ANDERSON, William Nicholls (1873-1927)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

William Nicholls Anderson (1873-1927) was an Australian painter, one of whose works from the 1906 series River + Rail is in the Kew Historical Society’s art collection (donated 1984). The archive file contains correspondence, biographical information (written by his niece), and locations in Kew where he lived. Much of the correspondence between the Society and the City of Kew relates to the painting and its location in the Mayor’s Room at the Kew Civic Offices in Charles Street, where it was on loan from the Society. Lucy M (Jean) Hornby, the artist’s niece was a resident of 5 and 20 Queens Street, Kew.

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.

Archive File - ANNEAR, Harold Desbrowe (1865-1933)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Information file containing a single text by Ms. Kirby A. Foreman, entitled Harold Desbrowe Annear’s Early Works, (completed as a major project (AJ901) in the Department of Architecture of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Ms Foreman donated a copy of the Study to the Society in 1991. The 147-page project report includes a history, and appendixes of documents, designs and photographs of buildings.

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.

Archive File - ANDERSON, Harold H (1897-1956)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a 2-page article, published in Australian Family Tree Connections (November 2005). The article describes Harold and his brother Sydney’s military experiences in the First World War. The article includes an image of Harold’s Town of Kew Roll of Honor certificate. It notes that he is listed on the Kew War Memorial.

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.

Archive File - Authors (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Information file containing Sundry information about authors (poets, novelists, playwrights, historians, politicians, journalists) who were born, educated, lived or died in Kew, initially compiled by Society member Elizabeth Mackie who had previously researched the artists of Kew. Since the file was created, various items including correspondence and newspaper articles/cuttings have been added. Some information relates to organisations rather than individuals, such as that Kew was once the headquarters of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (1/317 Barkers Road). Within the file there is correspondence and curriculum vitae supplied by: Allan Aldous, Lillian Wood, Michele Nayman (1981), Yetta Rothberg (1981), Judith Rodriguez (1981), Rev Dr Arthur de Quetteville Robin (1982). The File also includes a photocopy of a letter supplied by Prof A D Hope (1981) relating to his memories of Kew. Authors mentioned in the file include: Allan Aldous, F G A Barnard, James Bonwick, Martin Boyd, Vincent Buckley, Sir Macfarlane Burnet, Anne M Carson, John Clements, Rita Erlich, Barbara Giles, Alison Goding, A D Hope, Wendy Jacobs, Lally Katz, Jill Manton, Philip Martin, James McAuley, Pauline McKinnon, Philip Mendez, Marrion Miller, Michele Nayman, Brenda Niall, Mark O’Connor, Nettie Palmer, Vance Palmer, Rev Dr Arthur de Quetteville Robin, Judith Rodriguez, Myra Roper, Dorothy Rogers, Yetta Rothberg, Frederick Sinnett, John Stanley, Peter Steele, W D Vaughan, Gwen Walker, J M Walsh, Lillian Wood.

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.

Archive File - Auburn Heights Bowling Club (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Information file containing correspondence between the Club and the Society relating to the 1906 glass negatives, in the Society’s collection of the opening of the greens in 1906. Also newspaper articles about the Kew Heights Sports Club (2011) and the MCC Sports Club (2013).

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.

Archive File - BALE, Alice [Marion Emily]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file relating to the Australian artist A M E Bale who lived at 83 Walpole Street, Kew (Vic). The file contains a great deal of photocopied biographical information, as well as some newspaper articles/clippings. In 1981, the Kew Historical Society applied for the house to be registered by the Historic Buildings Preservation Council of Victoria. Accompanying the application was a citation by Timothy Hubbard (1981). A reply by the Boyce Pizzey, from the Council (1 May 1981) indicated that the building was of “insufficient architectural or historic importance” to warrant registration. The letter also indicated that the current owners had been requested to provide “a professional photographic record of the house and contents and submit these, along with all specifications and drawings, to the Latrobe Library, Melbourne”. The file includes an anonymous handwritten record of the contents of the house, which were sold at auction in 1981.

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.

Archive File - Baptist Church (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file including a number of original and reproduced primary sources relating to the Kew Baptist Church in Highbury Grove, and the East Kew Baptist Church in Woodlands Avenue. These include ‘Kew Baptist: Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavour - Golden Jubilee 1890 to 1940’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church: The Achievements and Progress during 75 years’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church History 1856-1906’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church: A Record of 75 Years 1856-1931’ [1st edition], and ‘Tested Recipes: Compiled by the Members of the East Kew Baptist Ladies Guild’ [original copy donated by Christine Pitt, Nunawading, 2013). In addition to these publications, three of which were donated in 1982 by Rev and Mrs Manton, the file contains research notes on Ministers (2015) and a letter relating to Church records.

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.

Archive File - Banks (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file including notes and newspaper/newsletter articles on banks in Kew, including the National Bank of Australasia (High Street, Kew), ES&A Bank (High Street, Kew), Bank of New South Wales / Westpac Bank (Cotham Road, then 150 High Street, Kew), Commonwealth Savings Bank/Commonwealth Trading Bank (193 High Street, Kew). An Eastern Suburbs Standard article records the donation to KHS of the National Bank of Australasia Signatory books (1885-1922). A photocopy of an email (2015) from Adrian Rigg refers to the donation of buttons and badges belonging to his grandfather Francis H Rigg (manager of the ES&A Bank, High Street), to the Society.

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.

Archive File - BARNES, Josiah Earl (1858-1921)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

J E Barnes was the preeminent Kew (Vic) photographer in the first decades of the 20th century. His ‘embarkation’ photographs are a major asset of the Australian War Memorial’s Collection. The Society also owns original copies of a number of his photos, including numerous mayoral and civic photos. In 2014, the Society mounted a major exhibition of his photos, a number of which were sourced from his descendants. The file includes two CD-ROMs of these images. There are also two copies of an article by D. Darbyshire - ‘Diggers at Sea’, originally published in the Port of Melbourne Quarterly. Dates of embarkations and a photocopy of one of the photographer’s advertisements are included in the file.

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.

Archive File - BENYEI Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Dorothy (1926-) and Dr. Laszlo Benyei (1920-2006) became members of the Kew Historical Society in 1980. Laszlo and Dorothy were both key members of the Management Committee of the Society, Dorothy performing the role of Society Archivist 1983-2013. During this period she was to be a Founding Member of the Friends of Villa Alba, was active in raising funds for Hamer Court and the main organiser of the Historical Society’s contributions to the Bicentennial on 1988. The archive file contains correspondence, biographical material, newspaper articles/clippings, and printed ephemera.

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.

Archive File - Belford Farm (Kew East)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing genealogical research material on the Wades of Belford Farm, all photocopied. One item was prepared for a reunion of the descendants of Peter Robert & Mary Ann Mansergh (Blair) and James & Maria Mullins (Dartnell) who arrived in the Colony on the Sailing Ship ‘China’ on 1 May 1840. The item includes lists of passenger names and the names of their descendants. The other item is an inquiry from Elvania Balcombe, which includes her own research into the Wade family.

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.

Archive File - Bibliographies (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a typed list of published histories (undated), a copy of ‘Brief Guide to Local History Resources held at the [Kew] Municipal Library’ (Green, D. & Tarr, A.,1984, 11pp) and ‘An Annotated List of Kew Newspapers from 1860-1985 (Green, Deidre, April 1985, 26pp)

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.

Archive File - Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery - Burials

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing published and unpublished secondary sources / research about individuals and families buried in the Boroondara General Cemetery. Conglomerate files include: William Walton & family, Memories of the Linton Family (Lyne, J.A., 1997), and Sir Robert Wilson Knox (1934, 1969, 1973). There are notes and or photocopied information on Joseph Bosesto (1824-89), David Beath (1835-1922), Sir Robert Molesworth (1806-189?), Samuel Dougan Bird (1832-1904), Alexander Morrison, William Henry Archer ((1825-1909), Sir William Murray McPherson (1865-1932) and Sir Leo Cussen (1859-1933). The file also includes a single newspaper article/clipping on the burial of Sir Robert Knox (The Age, 1973). Held separately to this file is the Dorothy Rogers manuscript listing information inscribed on headstones of prominent citizens of Kew, with her annotations on these inscriptions.

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.

Archive File - Boroondara Bulletin

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file containing various copies of the City of Boroondara’s ‘Boroondara Bulletin’ including Volumes 1/1, 1/4 (1994), 2/2 (1995), 4 (1997) and Nov 2010. The file also includes some other, later Ward updates. The Bulletin was first issued by the City Commissioners following the forced amalgamation of the suburbs of Kew, Camberwell, Hawthorn etc. into the new City in 1994. The early Bulletins were like local newspapers and reported on community activities as well as Council policy. Additional copies of the Boroondara Bulletin are stored in the Society’s Library.

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.

Archive File - BONWICK, James (1817-1906)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file containing information about James Bonwick (1817-1906). The file contains a newspaper article/clipping on the book collection of Dr. H. Boyd Graham (The Age, Jan 19, 1963), which refers to Dr. Graham owning 47 separate items by Bonwick. The other is a publication called ‘Bonwick’s Boroondara: Annotations and Index to James Bonwick’s ‘A Sketch of Boroondara 1858’ by Gwen McWilliam (Camberwell City Libraries, 1989, 44pp, VII endpages)

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.

Archive File - BON, Ann (1838-1936)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Ann Bon (1838-1936) who for a period lived in Charles Street and is buried in the Boroondara General Cemetery. The file includes correspondence, printed articles, and typed secondary sources.

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.

Archive File - Bicycle Paths (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Two newspaper articles, the first a general article on cycling and the other on opposition to bike paths in Willsmere Park.

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.

Archive File - Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery - General

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing numerous newspaper articles/clippings, items of correspondence, unpublished research, pamphlets, a CD-ROM, notices of exhibitions and walks etc. The earliest manuscript is handwritten notes entitled ‘A Place in the Shade’, compiled in 1960, by members of the Kew Historical Society. Some of the topics covered in the file include the Rotunda restoration project, the Cemetery’s 150th anniversary, Von Mueller, the Peace Haven Mausoleum, etc. The file also includes a single copy of ‘Boroondara: A Place in the Shade’ published by the Kew Historical Society and the Trustees of the Boroondara general Cemetery in 1980. There is also a CD-ROM that is called the ‘Kew Cemetery Tree Report’ but probably contains an electronic copy of the Conservation Management Plan.

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.

Archive File - Boroondara, City of - Culture & Arts Register

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence between the Kew Historical Society and the City of Boroondara relating to the former Kew Art Collection that had been taken over by the City of Boroondara, newspaper articles/clippings, and a printout of part of a database listing items in the City of Boroondara Civic Collection that formerly belonged to the City of Kew, as of 2004.

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.

Archive File - Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery - Significance

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a photocopy of ‘The Historical Significance of the Boroondara General Cemetery, Kew - 1858-1900 (O’Neill, Frances, Monash University, 1985, 64pp with maps and plans)

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.

Archive File - Boroondara, City of - Community Directories

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing publications listing community services and groups within the City of Boroondara published in the 1990s. There are two editions of the so-called ‘Boroondara Book’, with amendments.

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.