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Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958.

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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

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1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958. Its extensive collection of audiovisual resources, costumes, textiles, books, documents, maps and artefacts have been donated by individuals, families, groups and institutions (including local government) over a sixty-year period. The Society was declared a Class-B Place of Deposit for Government Records in August 2019. The collection includes items of local, statewide and national significance (Russell E, Significance Assessment, 2018) and in 2019/20 received a further grant for a Preservation Needs Assessment from the National Library of Australia. 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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Artwork - Roberts House [Trinity Grammar School] / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Preliminary sketch of 'Roberts House' [Trinity Grammar School] by the artist Joy Stewart.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Roberts House". Another ink drawing by the artist of Roberts House is 1980.0037. A finished watercolour is 1980.0018. Signed by the artist: "JStewart".

Artwork - House, Princess Street / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Preliminary sketch of the two storey house on the corner of Fellows and Princess Street, Kew by the artist Joy Stewart.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Cn Princess and Fellow St". Unsigned.

Artwork - Merritt House, Roberts House and Roxeth House, Trinity Grammar School / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Pencil, pen and ink drawing of Victorian buildings that comprise Trinity Grammar School - Merritt House, Roberts House and Roxeth House by the artist Joy Stewart. c.1978

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: Trinity Grammar School". Unsigned.

Artwork - 1. Survey Team / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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1. Survey Team. A Handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the first of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "8th February 1803. SURVEY. Grimes, Flemming (sic), Robbins and McCallum explored the river (Yarra) to the falls (Dights), sighting several friendly aborigines, and were the first Europeans to set foot in the area now known as Kew". Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 3. East Kew State School / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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3. East Kew State School. A Handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the third of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "EAST KEW STATE SCHOOL. Typical country school attended by children from surrounding farms and market gardens". Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 5. Kew Railway Station (1887-1958) / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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5. Kew Railway Station (1887-1958). A Handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the fifth of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "KEW RAILWAY STATION (1887-1958). Established to transport passengers and produce too and from the city ... Kew developed as a residential suburb which included cottages an dlarge homes such as Villa Alba". Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 6. War Memorial: Unveiled 1925 / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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6. War Memorial: Unveiled 1925. A Handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the sixth of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "WAR MEMORIAL: Unveiled 1925. Post Office, Court House and Police Station erected 1888. ... The Junction of High Street and Cotham Road became the commercial heart of Kew." Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 7. Churches / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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7. Churches. A Handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the seventh of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "CHURCHES. Religion has played an important part in the lives of Kew residents. The churches established schools and caring institutions." Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 8. Kew: City of Parks and Gardens / by Joy Stewart, 1988

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8. Kew. City of Parks and Gardens. A handcoloured cartoon created by the artist Joy Stewart as a template for the seventh of a series of embroidered panels depicting the history of Kew. Wool colour codes at left.

Historical information

Kew Tapestry The eight panels depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Proclaimed a Municipality - 18th December 1860 / Created a Borough - 1st October 1863 / Gazetted a Town - 14th December 1910 / Declared a City - 9th March 1921". Signed by the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - 5. Kew Railway Station (1887-1958), Framed Embroidery, 1988

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

5. Kew Railway Station (1887-1958). A framed embroidery created by adults and children of the City of Kew as a Bicentennial project, based on a design by the artist Joy Stewart. Other completed embroideries created in the project are/were displayed in the Kew Library.

Historical information

The eight panels of which six were completed depict the history of Kew. This was a 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Project carried out under the auspices of City of Kew Council and the Kew Historical Society Incorporated. Nearly 600 citizens including many children participated in the production by adding a few or more stitches. A book records their names and the panels upon which they worked. Artist: Joy Stewart Co-ordinator: Dorothy Benyei

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "KEW RAILWAY STATION (1887-1958). Established to transport passengers and produce too and from the city ... Kew developed as a residential suburb which included cottages and large homes such as Villa Alba". Embroidered signature of the artist "(c) JStewart, 1988"

Artwork - Park Street [Adeney Avenue, Kew], circa 1896

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‘Adeney Avenue’ was the title given to this painting following its donation to the Kew Historical Society, yet the work’s origins predate the naming of Adeney Avenue in 1907 [originally gazetted as ‘Park Street’ (1865) and ‘Park Street South’ (1875).] Park Street ran between High Street and Parkhill Road beside what was later to become ‘Victoria Park’. This area was described in 1851 as “…a dense forest of gums and wattles which were to be largely cleared by 1888 after the naming of a recreation reserve”. The Reserve was still bisected by an unnamed creek in 1896, when the area was surveyed by the MMBW. The panoramic vista selected by the artist would appear to include ‘Eborensis’ (c.1895) on the corner of Parkhill Road and what was then Park Street, with views across cleared land towards the distant ranges. In the 19th century, north Kew was largely undeveloped farms stretching down to the Yarra. The artist of this important painting was inspired by the classical aesthetic tradition, exemplified by the art of Eugene von Guerard and his contemporaries.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on rear of frame states "House on corner of Adeney Ave & Parkhill. [Regd. 254"]. Otherwise unsigned and undated

Artwork - Near Kew Junction Circa 1905 / by Jenny Edmonds, 1984

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Framed picture, [photograph or artwork TBC] of the 'Commercial Heart of Kew', copied and painted from an early postcard published 1905, researched and donated by Mr Lawrie Koelmeyer, to Kew Historical Society. Smaller copy of the Kew historical photo displayed in the Kew Library.

Historical information

Shows premises of T W Burrage, the Draper and outfitter Cooper’s cycle works Bradshaw’s liquor advertising Fosters Lager The Council Family Hotel The local baker and confectioner Hornby the jeweller Green hill the grocer Woolard’s the boot mart The Greyhound Hotel

Inscriptions & Markings

Newspaper article glued to backing board: HERITAGE WEEK - HISTORICAL PHOTO COLLECTION The launch Heritage Week (April 8-15 [1984]), the Kew Historical Society has arranged the display of large colour photographs (the Koelmeyer-Edmonds Collection) of early suburban Melbourne Street scenes. This important collection may be viewed during Heritage Week at the City of Kew Library, Charles Street, Kew. Laurie Koelmayer, a collector old and rare photographs, commissioned Jenny Edmonds, a noted local artist, to paint scenes such as Kew Junction, Auburn Village and the Hawthorn Railway Station in historical detail from old photographs. The paintings were then colour photographed for the heritage Week display. Kew residents will see twenty photos in all at the Kew Library. We should feel honoured that our suburb has been chosen for this display. The Koelmeyer-Edmonds team was invited to launch the public exhibition in Kew at the instigation of the Historical Society and its President, Rae Brunette, who are to be congratulated for their efforts in arranging this special collection. The State Bank has indicated its support for the photographic display. Later it is proposed that the completed paintings will be excited at the Head Office of the Bank to coincide with Victoria’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The display at the Kew Library is a significant honour for our City and is one which you should not miss. The Kew Historical Society can be contacted on ’80 3657.”

Artwork - Low Relief Framed Plaster Profile of George V

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Painted and framed low-relief plaster sculpture of King George V.

Inscriptions & Markings

Artist initials "J S D" lower right

Artwork - John Halfey (1825-89) / Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame, circa 1882

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small, full-length portrait of John Halfey in an original gilded frame. Donated by a descendant of John Halfey.

Historical information

John Halfey (1825-89) was born in Southport, Lancashire and migrated to Victoria in 1852. After finding gold at Sandhurst, and representing the latter in the Victorian Parliament, he moved to Melbourne to engage in various commercial pursuits, including directorships of insurance, mining and banking companies. A resident of Kew from the late 1850s, he was known for the hospitality provided at his house Ordsall (later Southesk) in Cotham Road. On 14 December 1860, Halfey chaired a public meeting calling for separation from the Boroondara Roads Board, which led, four days later, to the proclamation of Kew as a separate municipality. He was elected to the Council in 1861, replacing Cr. Oswin, and subsequently served as the second Chairman of the Municipality in 1862-1863. John Halfey became a trustee of Holy Trinity Church in Bulleen Road (now High Street) in 1862. He was to resign from Council after four years in 1865. Twenty-four years later in January 1889, he died aged 63 from a seizure, at his rooms at the Herald Office. He was interred in the Boroondara General Cemetery where his monument is the tallest in the Cemetery.

Significance

This is a rare and authenticated picture of the 19th Century Victorian parliamentarian and civic leader, John Halfey. The provenance of the artwork has been established through descent from John Halfey.

Artwork - Farmyard Scene

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Oil on canvas mounted in an elaborate gilt wooden frame. The painting depicts a donkey and chickens in a barn. Donated by Rosemary Vaughan-Smith. A label on the frame is partially readable. It indicates that the frame was supplied by *.*. Hambleton, Kents Building, cnr Adelaide and Albert Streets, Brisbane.

Historical information

The painter of the work is unidentified. While the frame was made in Brisbane, the artwork is likely to be European in origin.

Inscriptions & Markings

See note on label above

Artwork - Neapolitan Fisherman and Dog, Oil on Canvas, circa 1841-1861

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Oil on board of a Neapolitan fisherman his dog. A label inside the frame states that the painting is mounted on "Prepared Mill Board / Windsor & Newton / Artists' Colourmen / to Her Majesty / and / His Royal Highness Prince Albert / 38, Rahbone Place, London." This would indicate that the artist was British and working between 1841-61. Handwritten on the label is the name W.O. Harland. Modern frame. The painting may have been donated by Rosemary Vaughan-Smith who was a neighbour of Mrs Dorman (sic).

Artwork - Home of Nettie and Vance Palmer, 7 Ridgeway Avenue, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of the home in Ridgeway Avenue of Nettie and Vance Palmer.

Historical information

At the time when the watercolour was created, Joy Stewart was Secretary of the Kew Historical Society.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Home of Nettie and Vance Palmer / 7 Ridgeway Avenue, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - Sackville Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a house in Sackville Street, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Sackville Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - 74 Charles Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a Victorian villa at 74 Charles Street, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "74 Charles Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - Doorway - 45 Cotham Road, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of 45 Cotham Road, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Doorway -, 45 Cotham Road, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - Peel Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a distinctive two-storey Victorian-era house in Peel Street, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Peel Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart 1978"

Artwork - High Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on Paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a pair of two-storey terrace houses in High Street, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "High Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - "Farmhouse" - St. Paul's School for the Blind / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a building in Studley Park Road, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Farmhouse" - St. Paul's School for the Blind." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - Southesk / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on Paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of 'Southesk' (demolished), Cotham Road, Kew.

Historical information

Southesk was demolished in 1960.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Southesk." Signed lower right: "JStewart"

Artwork - 74 Charles Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a Victorian-era villa at 74 Charles Street, Kew.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "74 Charles Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - 63 Wellington Street, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a two-storey Victorian-era residence located at 63 Wellington Street, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "63 Wellington Street, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart".

Artwork - Hall - St. Paul's School for the Blind / by Joy Stewart, 1978

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Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of the historic house 'Neama', (now demolished) Studley Park Road, Kew.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Hall - St. Paul's School for the Blind." Signed lower right: "JStewart 78".

Artwork - Studley Park, Kew / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of a modernist house in Studley Park.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Studley Park, Kew." Signed lower right: "JStewart"

Artwork - Roberts House, Trinity Grammar School / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Watercolour, Pen & Ink on paper by the artist and local historian Joy Stewart of 'Roberts House', Trinity Grammar School.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Roberts House / Trinity Grammar School." Signed lower right: "JStewart"

Artwork - [Black Hall] Sackville Street / by Joy Stewart, circa 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pencil, pen & ink sketch on paper of 'Black Hall' (now part of Preshil) in Sackville Street, Kew by the artist Joy Stewart.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Sackville Street, Kew". Signed lower right: "JStewart".