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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Founded in 1958, two years after the formation of the National Trust of Victoria, the Kew Historical Society is one of the oldest 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 has been affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria since 1959, and works with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.

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Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria
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Opening Hours

Kew Court House: Every Friday & Saturday from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

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Free entry

Location

Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and the collection predates and postdates that year. 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

When successfully applying in 2017 for funding for a Significance Assessment from a consortium of national cultural organisations led by the National Library of Australia the Society described its collections as:

Audio-visual recordings
A collection of unique addresses, lectures and oral history interviews of noted Australian men and women, many of whom achieved national prominence, including Sir Robert Menzies. Oral history interviews include one with Frances Dumaresq, the daughter of a pioneering Australian family (Tasmania, Victoria) and later an educator at PLC in Western Australia, and at schools in Victoria. The core part of the collection includes about 30 tapes, only a number of which have been digitised and or transcribed.

Archives Bound and Unbound
A major collection of bound and unbound documents lodged with the Society by private individuals and organisations operating within the municipal boundaries, as established from time to time. Significant sub-collections within these archives include those of the Kew Ladies Benevolent Society (1891-1969), the East Kew Women's Club (1945-73), the Lionesses of Kew (1979-88), and the Kew Elderly Citizens' Association (1951-present). Other sub-collections include the Irena Higgins collection (Kew Asylum, Kew Cottages), the Dorothy Rogers Collection (Victorian history), and the Jill O’Brien Collection (Politics). As a whole, these and other archives include publications of particular historical value, minute books, membership lists, minutes, records of activities, brochures, plans, etc.

Costumes and textiles
The most significant item in the textiles collection is a mid-19th Century colonial-era quilt, which was considered for inclusion by the curators of a recent quilt exhibition at
the NGV. The main component of the Fashion & Textiles collection, exceeding 500 items, is the costume collection. A sizeable component is the significant number of costumes that predate the First World War. The earliest of these date from the 1850s. A number of these 19th Century costumes entered the collection in the early 1960s. The best of these were exhibited in 2016, including at the Villa Alba Museum, and were supported by public lectures provided by past and present curators of Australian Fashion at the NGV.

Information files
More than 480 hanging files containing information in the form of reports, short histories of families and buildings, personal accounts, etc. relating to people, places and events. The largest single sub-collection areas include conservation studies, including those used to support the community campaign to preserve the nationally significant Kew Court House, reports and documents relating to the Kew Cottages and Kew Lunatic Asylum, and those that outline the creation and maintenance of the Villa Alba Museum.

Library
Approximately 350 works covering arrange of historic themes. Within this part of the collection unique or rare books, including two copies of ‘In Memoriam’ by Sir John Longstaff and Dr. John Springthorpe, celebrating the life of Annie Springthorpe (1867-97). These important copies are believed to be two of the four in public collections. The collection also includes a folio of images of Kew in the early 1890s, that includes photographs taken by the Victorian photographer J.F.C. Farquhar. The book is in need of urgent restoration and has been recently assessed by the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. The Book Collection also incorporates the professional library of the historian Dorothy Rogers.

Maps
Approximately 300 maps catalogued, including a highly significant and unique collection of Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) maps and plans dating from the 1890s to the 1920s. Thirty- five of the detail plans in the collection were the subject of a Victorian Local History Grant, provided though the Public Record Office Victoria, which enabled the digitising, reprinting, exhibiting and conserving of the plans. These plans are original contractors’ maps, which are hand-coloured and annotated with comments about land use and ownership. A number of these are not available through the State Library of Victoria. In addition to these MMBW plans, the society has almost 100 19th and 20th century subdivision plans, which are regularly accessed and used by researchers to investigate ‘Building Settlements Towns and Cities’.

Mounted works
Almost 200 original artworks and framed photographs, prints, etc. relating to significant people, places and events. One of these is the large, original framed iconic photograph of the ‘Unveiling of the Kew War Memorial, 1925’. Two recently acquired portraits of are of John Halfey and Annie Halfey. The distinctive portraits were painted in the 1880s and have recently been assessed for restoration by the Grimwade Centre. The majority of the mounted works are a collection of eighty-three framed photographs of mayors of the former City of Kew dating from 1861. This series of photographs includes examples taken by photographers such as Josiah Earl Barnes. A number of these mayors made significant wider contributions to the Australian community (eg William Warren Kerr, Sir Stanley Argyle, Herbert James Henty, and Marie Dalley). In a number of cases these are the only known portraits of these men and women.

Objects

Over 2,500 objects including domestic and commercial equipment etc.

Photographs
Over 3,000 photographs of people, places and events dating from the earliest days of European settlement in Australia, over 700 of which are available through Trove. While most of the photographs are of people, places and events, others have a wider significance. The Kew Historical Society was the largest contributor of historic photographs to ‘Remembering Melbourne’ (2016), produced by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

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

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2199 items

Archive File - Institute of Early Childhood Development [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a copy of the publication ‘Diamond Jubilee Institute of Early Childhood Development’, which includes a chronology and a brief history. Reproductions of early photographs of Mooroolbeek are included in the publication. The publication included research by Rosemary Bopreham and photographs by Gavin Fry. In the archive file are three invitations to graduation ceremonies issued in 1952 and 1953, donated by Mrs C.S. Dickins.

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 - Indigenous Heritage [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

File containing a number of publications, correspondence and newspaper articles/clippings relating to Indigenous heritage in Boroondara. The first major report in the file is ‘An Indigenous Heritage Study’ by Terra Culture in two volumes (City of Boroondara, 2002). An annotation on Volume 2 records that new legislation rendered information in volume 2 incorrect. The file also includes a draft copy of ‘Recognising Indigenous Culture and Heritage Policy 2009-2013’ and ‘Boroondara Connections: Stories of Aboriginal Connection by Residents of Boroondara (ANTaR Boroondara, 2008).

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 - Independent Order of Rechabites [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence relating to the centenary in 1982 of the Independent Order of Rechabites (I.O.R,) Star of Kew Tent No. 260 (1882). The file includes a 2-page history of the Tent and two copies of a pamphlet produced for a centenary function in 1982. [The Society also has a number of other items relating to the Rechabites that are listed separately on Victorian Collections.]

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 - HUSTON, Betty

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a three page typed monograph by Betty Huston entitled: ‘My early memories of Kew’. In addition to descriptions of houses and family members the document also lists her friends at Ruyton Girls School.

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 - Human Services [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a three-part ‘Field Analysis’ / Major Assignment for RMIT Coursework by Lisa D’Acri and Simon Chambers on the History of Kew. Part 1 covers a ‘Community Area Profile’ (8 pages), Part 2 covers ‘Community Issues - The Effects of Amalgamation’ (4 pages), Part 3 covers ‘Human Service Organisation: Kew Residential Services’ (9 Pages). The research includes an analysis of demographic change over time, and summaries of interviews with residents and council officers. The file also includes the text of a talk provided by Lisa D’Acri to the Society in 1997 on Researching Kew’s History. Specific organisations covered include: Kew Cottages, St Nicholas Parents Assn. Inc.

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 - HUGHES, W M ‘Billy’

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing three photocopied articles, dating from 1950, which formed part of a series written by his chauffer.

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 - HOWARD family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The file contains a single 3-page document donated by Mr A Atkyns containing his research on the Howard family of United Kingdom and Australia. The main point of interest in the file is the references to Frederick William Howard who was an early landowner in Studley Park, in Kew. The file also lists the marriages of Howard children into other families such as the Cussens. The file includes a brief family tree.

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 - Houses [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Assorted printed materials, some published, such as: ‘What House is That? A guide to Victorian housing’ (Heritage Victoria, 2004), and guidelines for researching the history of a house (Fact Sheet, City of Boroondara). There is an article from the Progress Press about the demolition of Ellesmore, 80 Princess Street in 1977 (the article includes photographs of the demolition), Elizabeth Mackie’s notes on Myrtle Hill, and an article on the restoration of Mynda, Molesworth Street that was published in the Trust News (1987). Mrs Sewell of Stawell Street wrote handwritten notes/recollections about Cradley in Studley Park Road in 1981. In the photocopy about Ellesmore, there is also a separate article on the proposed replacement of the Walmer Street Bridge. There is also correspondence and an article on Stanhope on the corner of Burke and Cotham Roads. The file includes general real estate information and data.

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 - Household Lists & Accounts [Kew et al]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Two miscellaneous sets of documents. One is an auction catalogue of the contents of Lauriston, 7 Laura Street, Moonee Ponds, by Graham & Harper (1923). The second includes items relating to 60 Normanby Road, owned by Mr Walter Joseph Martin (amongst others), and includes a copy of a Certificate of Title (including owners between 1923-80), insurance papers (1926, 1935-6), MMBW rates (1933, 1934) Council Rate Notices (1933, 1935), and mortgage payments (1928, 1929, 1933).

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 - 'Houghton', Princess Street [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archival file which includes histories of the weatherboard house, Houghton (erected 1853, now demolished), which once stood in Princess Street near Ivy Grange. The file includes a typescript of the chapter on Houghton by Dorothy Rogers published in ‘Lovely Old Homes of Kew’ (1960) and an undated document written by Louisa Hamilton which provides some information about the early history of Houghton but also records the development behind Houghton of 14 self-contained units for war widows. A Vasey newsletter (Circular No.144, August 1984) includes a quote from 1960 relating to the opening of the flats by Hon Hugh Robertson, Minister for Social Services. (Note that the KHS photo collection includes many photos of Houghton that predate the redevelopment)

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 - Hotels [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive files devoted to each hotel in Kew, including the Woodman Inn, Clifton Hotel, Greyhound Hotel, Princess Hotel, Harp of Erin, Kew Hotel, and the Council Family Hotel. Each file includes correspondence, histories, etc. The general section of the archive file includes a copy of McWilliam, Gwen, ‘Hotels, Vineyards and Licenses in Boroondara & neighbourhood in the Nineteenth Century (revised 1998) [21 pages]. The earliest original document is an original bound contract with costings, provided by E S Clementson Pty Ltd (1956) to Robert H McIntyre & Associates for rebuilding the Harp of Erin Hotel.

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 - Horse Trough & Hitching Post [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Correspondence and published articles relating to the horse trough and hitching post outside the gates of the Boroondara General Cemetery. The earliest item of correspondence is a typed and signed letter from the historian Dorothy Rogers to Mrs West, Secretary of the Kew Historical Society, dated 13 Feb 1966. It relates to transport, including horse trams that travelled through Kew. Another letter from B F Bade in 1986 identifies the hitching post as having been once located outside the old Kew Town Hall in Walpole Street, and dating from 1907. The latter was acquired in 1987 and installed in 1988 during the Bicentennial. The horse trough was originally located on this site and restored in 1988.

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 - Holy Trinity Church [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A large archive file containing original primary sources and a range of secondary sources including published and unpublished histories of the church or its parts. The earliest item is a Sunday School Association Certificate issued to Amy Gregg in 1899. Publications by the Church include ‘Holy Trinity Church Kew Jubilee Souvenir 1863-1913’ (1913) [which includes a chronicle of events], ‘Holy Trinity Church Kew 70 Years 1863-1933), ‘Holy Trinity Church Kew Restoration and Continuity of Worship - Stewardship Review’ (1974), ‘Centenary Holy Trinity Church of England Kew’ (1963), ‘150th Anniversary of the First Service in this Building March 5, 1863’ (2013). Other published histories include two copies of: McFarlane, G., Memories in Glass: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kew. The file also includes unpublished monographs about the church (Mavis Rolley, 1980). The file also includes various leaflets and orders of service.

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 - HOLT Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photocopies of handwritten and or typed research by Mavis Rolley relating to the Holt family, including William Holt and his and sons William and John, as well as various descendants. William Holt and his son John started the Sandhill Nursery in Cotham Road, Kew. William Jnr started the Sandhill Forge in Cotham Road.

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 - HOLT, Dame Zara

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Part 2 of a newspaper article, written by Dame Zara Holt, published in the Herald Sun in 1968. The article records aspects of her upbringing in 17 Ridgeway Avenue and at school at Ruyton.

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 - HODDLE Survey

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photocopied correspondence and maps (surveys) relating to surveys ordered by Robert Hoddle, Government Surveyor. Authors of letters and information include Gwen McWilliam and Jack Hackett. Much of the correspondence relates to the site of the ‘Hoddle Tree’, currently located in the Kew Golf Course. Jack Hackett’s original map is contained in the map drawers in the Society’s archive.

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 - History of Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Miscellaneous newspapers and newspapers articles clippings from the last third of the 20th Century and from the first decade of the 21st Century on aspects of Kew’s history. The file contains a copy of the souvenir issue of Progress Press celebrating Kew’s 125th anniversary.

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 - Histories of Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

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.

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.

Significance

A closer inspection may reveal information of regional or statewide significance. The importance of the content is that it has not otherwise been published.

Archive File - Historic Buildings Register (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file of correspondence between representatives of the University of Melbourne, the Council of Adult Education, and Kew Historical Society relating to buildings and parks in Kew, some of which at that time were listed on the Register of the National Estate. The file includes a list of buildings and very brief handwritten summaries of each.

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 - Heritage Studies [Kew & Boroondara]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archival file containing correspondence, reports, newspaper articles/clippings, a City of Boroondara Heritage Action Plan (2012) relating to heritage in Kew, Victoria. The earliest item dates from 1964, and is a letter from W. D. Birrell, Town Clerk to the Secretary of the Historical Society. The file also includes a National Trust of Victoria listing of classified buildings as of 1981. The most interesting documents in the file are the City of Kew Heritage Advice Note 1-4, compiled in 1991 and which provides advice on Protecting Heritage through Planning, Victorian Buildings, Edwardian Buildings, and 1930s-1940s houses. The latter would benefit from digitisation and publication.

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.

Significance

The file provides evidence of early heritage activities in the City of Kew in relation to statewide and national heritage initiatives.

Archive File - HENTY family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Comprehensive research file containing correspondence, research, articles, and newspaper articles/clippings compiled over time by various named and un-named researchers, separated into a number of files. In addition to genealogical information contained in brief handwritten biographies there are also transcriptions of cemetery records and a family tree (Sue Leong). The file also contains a copy of Suzanne McWha’s article on Marion Henty’s wedding dress and a long newspaper article. There is also a typed summary of a talk provided by Dr. and Mrs Scholes, who were descendants of James Henty. The value of the file is that it is comprehensive and mentions Henty relatives who are not named Henty.

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. The Hentys named in the archive file include: Marion Ruth Henty, Thomas Henry Armstrong, Kew, Thomas Henty, James Henty, Henry Henty, Harry Percy Henty, Charles James Henty, Ethel Maria Henty, Beatrice Charlotte Henty, Gabrielle Henty, Gilbert Waldergrave Henty, Ashley Oliver Henty, Alan McKellar Henty, Herbert James Henty, Herbert William Willie Henty, Ethel Mary Letttie Henty, Florence Emily Henty, Arthur Frederick Henty, June Angela Roxeth Henty, Hon Thomas Henty, Thomas Norman Henty, Herbert Denham Henty, Agnes Muriel Henty, Frances Charlotte Henty, Mary Jane Henty, Emily Henty, Edward Henty, Stephen George Henty, Mary Jane Henty, Percy Henty, Ernest George Henty, Eveline Agnes Henty, Edward Ellis Henty, John Henty, Eliza Whitfield Henty, Francis Henty, Louisa Henty, Caroline Henty, Alice Frances Henty, Ruby Alice Hindson, William Francis Hindson, Dora Henty Hindson, Louisa Charlotte Francis Hindson, Winifred Caroline Henty Hindson, and Elsie Mary Eliza Hindson. Henty houses mentioned in the file include: Laskey Villa, Findon, Mona, Field Place, Windella, Roxeth, Tarring

Archive File - HELLER, Madame Shi Shi

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence, newspaper articles/clippings and a book - ‘Les Naifs Haitiennes: An introduction to Haitian art and history’ (Madame Shishi, 1982, 63pp). Madame Shishi was at one stage a resident of Kew but had spent the previous twenty years in Haiti, and was the Haitian Consul General. Madame Shishi donated one of her paintings to the City of Kew in 1984 - ‘La Vie Haitienne’. The Mayor Cr Jill O’Brien accepted the donation. The painting, oil on Masonite is described 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 - Health & Welfare (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing newspaper articles/clippings relating to Headspace, World Breastfeeding Week, Life Resolutions - Kew, St George’s Hospital, a Flying the Flag exhibition, Vimy Private, and a Mothers’ Day Classic walk.

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 - HAYLES, John, Kate & Jean

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a newspaper article/clipping entitled ‘Jean’s passion for perfume bottles’ (Brewster, R, The Age, 6 May 2006) which refers to her parents owning an antique store in Kew Junction known as ‘John Hayles’. The article is about the sale of items from her collection.

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 - 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 - Hawthorn (Vic) - History

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing typescripts relating to the early history of Hawthorn. The files were donated to the Society from the Preshil School archives. Some of the files were subsequently moved to other files or archive boxes including ‘Maps of Kew’ (archive file) and the newspaper collection (boxed newspapers). The files currently stored in this archive file include: Allen, J Alex, ‘The Red Lion Inn and Early Hawthorn’ (RHSV 1946), Serpell, TE, ‘Early History of Hawthorn’ (5pp), and Bonwick, J, ‘A Sketch of Boroondara’ (1858).

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, 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - HALFEY, John

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small file on John Halfey, the second Chairman of Kew, comprised of draft undated correspondence from the then Secretary of the Society, Ms. Evelyn West, seeking information on John Halfey. The file also comprises a typed copy of the notice of his death from The Herald, January 4 1889, and a page of research notes on Halfey. These documents date from the 1960s. <q.v. Carnegie, David> <q.v. Ordsall>

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 - Guide Dogs (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file, largely comprised of secondary sources relating to the Guide Dog Association of Victoria and its headquarters in Kew. These include promotional brochures and newspaper articles/cuttings. In addition to these, the file also contains a copy of an Annual Report (1995), correspondence and promotions for social activities at the Centre.

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Archive File - Grip of Time

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing both primary and secondary sources relating to the sculpture by Peter Schipperheyn (b.1955) - Grip of Time (1979) - installed on the north wall of the Kew Town Hall (now the Kew Library) in 1983. Mrs Laurel Abercrombie, a Kew resident, donated the sculpture to the City of Kew in 1982, and it formed part of the ‘municipal collection’ of the former City of Kew (now City of Boroondara). A note in the file records that prior to its installation on its current site; it was attached to a brick wall at the side of Abercrombie Galleries, Johnson Street, Collingwood. It was restored by the sculptor c.1996. The file contains two colour photographs of the sculpture and newspaper articles recording controversy at the time of its installation. The file also contains correspondence between the Society and the City of Boroondara relating to the plaque that was beside the sculpture.

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Archive File - GRIMES, Charles

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Charles Grimes was acting Surveyor-General of the Colony of New South Wales. He was the first European cartographer to map the lower reaches of the Yarra River. The archival file contains both research on the ‘exploration’ by Grimes as well as information on a re-enactment, sponsored by the Kew Historical Society in 1978, to mark the 175th year of his party’s arrival in the area of what is now Dight’s Falls. In the file is a 13-page handwritten document to be used as a script for a speech during the reenactment, which also includes details of the costumes to be worn. There are additional unpublished manuscripts in the file about Grimes and his ‘journey’ by Mr Chinner and Mavis Rolley. The file also includes newspaper articles/clippings as well as sundry published articles.

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Archive File - GREENWOOD, ‘Bertie’

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file relating to the donation by Pamela Webster Bloom of her father’s tool chest and tools, largely made up of wooden molding planes. The file contains the donation record, genealogical records, an inventory of items donated, and a later newsletter article on Bertie Greenwood.

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Archive File - Green Acres Golf Club

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file on the Green Acres Golf Club containing newspaper articles/cuttings and some promotional brochures produced by the Club.

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Archive File - Greek Migrants (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence seeking information on Greek migrants in Kew in the 19th and 20th centuries up till 1940. The response by Laszlo Benyei was that no records had been discovered.

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Archive File - GRAY-WILSON, Agatha

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file on Agatha Gray-Wilson (1922-2007) who was Physiotherapist in Charge at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. She served in the Second World War. The file contains a portrait card issued after her death.

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Archive File - 'Goldthorns', Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing Executor's Auction, Sunday 24th October 1931, "Goldthorns", Normanby Road, Corner of Argyle Road, Kew’ - Four page flyer advertising the sale of Goldthorns in Normanby Road, Kew in October 1931. The flyer contains a photograph of the front of the house, a list of its rooms, a site plan (including possible subdivisions) and a photo of the extensive rear garden.

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Archive File - GODING, Alison

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a newspaper article on Alison Goding. She is also mentioned in the archive file ‘Authors ’, and is the author of the archive file ‘BOWDEN, Matthew (1779-1814)’. Her book, ‘This Bold Venture’ is about Lake Tyers, Victoria. Alison Goding lived at 24 Walpole Street, Kew.

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Archive File - Girl Guides (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing planned events for girl guides in 1971, written by Sandra Macellan, Commissioner.

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Archive File - GILES, Barbara

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing three newspaper articles/clippings, which provide biographical and bibliographic information on the Kew novelist and poet, Barbara Giles.

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Archive File - Geology (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing some secondary sources. These include a Parks Victoria brochure on the Geology of Yarra Bend Park and a printout of a web page about the Collingwood Children’s Farm that includes information about the geological formation of the region.

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Archive File - Genazzano FCJ

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on Genazzano FCJ, Cotham Road. The file includes old and new newspaper articles/clippings, and a history of the Stanislaus Room. The most interesting item in the file is a damaged copy of ‘The Junior Argus’ (Thursday 10 May 1934), which includes a full-page article on Scouts and Guides: A survey of the Jamboree (by Lone Woolf), and a small article on the Genazzano Badge.

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Archive File - GARRYOWEN

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing typed extracts from articles by the 19th century journalist and historian, Garryowen (Edmund Finn). The document is annotated by various members of the Society at a later stage.

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Archive File - GARDINER, John

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing photocopied notes, articles and a map relating to the Hawthorn pioneer, John Gardiner.

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Archive File - Gardens (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Correspondence and newspaper articles/clippings relating to historic gardens in Kew. The oldest item is a letter from the National Trust Victoria announcing their two-year garden study and seeking information on gardens in Kew. Mavis Rolley, Secretary of the Society, made handwritten notes in response, which are kept in the file. She refers to: the pear trees planted by William Oswin in c. 1845 near what is now the Burke Road Bridge (she notes that a search for the trees at the time of the construction of the Eastern Freeway was unsuccessful), a camellia planted by the Dannocks near the corner of Derby and High Street, a c.1876 pine tree in Field Place, Henty Court, an 1875 Moreton Bay fig at Tarring, Ruyton, a Moreton Bay fig at Roxeth, Trinity Grammar, an 1840s oak tree and a 120-year old olive tree at Fairholme, Barry Street, 1870 pine trees at D’Estaville, Barry Street, trees at Turinville, Barnard Grove, dating to 1846, pine trees dating from 1845-6 on the Willsmere Farm, red gums in Victoria Park, pine trees in the Cemetery dating from the 1860s, trees in the Alexandra Gardens and at Kew Primary School, palm trees at La Verna, Sackville Street dating from the 1890s, the trees and gardens at Ross House (Charleville), and the trees at Merridale, Sackville Street which date from the 1880s, a magnolia at Lalla Rookh. These dates are probably highly contestable. Other handwritten notes from 1979 about significant gardens included: 5 Molesworth Street, Red Bluff - Redmond Street (garden now destroyed), Campion House, Studley Park Road, Raheen, Studley Park Road, Ross House, Cotham Road (Charleville), 7 Adeney Avenue, 20-21 Belmont Avenue, 52 Mary Street, an Edna Walling garden on the corner of Argyle Road and Victor Avenue, Merridale, Sackville Street, Roseneath, and Reno, St John’s Parade.

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Archive File - GARDNER, Cr Charles

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Notes compiled by Miss Daisy Gardner in November 1958 and provided to the Society. The 5-page handwritten document describes Charles Gardener and his family who migrated to Australia in 1884. They moved to Kew and built a two-storey house, ‘Bassem’ on the corner of Cotham Road and Atkins Street. He and his son Edgar were managers of Messrs. Cassell & Co Ltd, publishers. A descendant, W. Gardener was an architect who built the Gardeners a house on the corner of Cotham Road and Edgevale Street in which WHS Dickinson once lived. There is some confusion in the document about the exact location of the house. On the document there is a later annotation/correction by E.L. Frazer.

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Archive File - GARDEN, Assoc. Prof. Don

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Assoc. Prof. Don Garden OAM was a Vice President of the Society. The single item file relates to the RHSV and it headquarters in the Drill Hall.

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Archive File - Garbage Disposal (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing primary resources/publications and newspaper articles/clippings. The oldest item in the file is a ‘Report on the Sub-Committee of the Conference of Municipalities on the Best Means of Disposing of Street and House Refuse, Street Sweepings and other Garbage of the Metropolitan Area (Brunswick, Slobom & Co., Printers, 1 Union Street, 1901). The other publication dates from 1993 and is City of Kew: Your guide to total waste management.

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Archive File - Gallipoli & Beyond 2015

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Gallipoli & Beyond was a Commonwealth funded project involving members of the Boroondara Historical Societies Association. The project involved roadshow, exhibitions, talks, and the publication of a history. The file contains newspaper and magazine, articles/clippings, promotional materials, certificates, etc. The Kew Historical Society participated in a number of events and held an exhibition on the embarkation photographs of Josiah Earl Barnes. The captions and the posters are held separately in the map drawers.

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Archive File - Galleries (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Various newspaper articles/clippings about exhibitions at Cotham Gallery, East West Art Gallery, Leo Baeck Arts Centre, Bird’s Gallery, QArtStudio, Galerie Tara, all of which were/are galleries in Kew.

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Archive File - FULLER, Alfred

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a one page article from Kewriosity (Dec 1985-Jan 1986) on Alfred Fuller, the brewer and organ builder who had his business in High Street South, next to the Clifton Hotel.

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Archive File - FRYDENBERG, Joshua

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Sundry newspaper photographs and articles on the Federal Member for the Electorate of Kew, Joshua Frydenberg.

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Archive File - FROST & MARTIN Families

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Large genealogical file with typed information provided by the donor, Mrs Faye Johnson, including correspondence, family trees, primary sources, photographs relating to the Martin and Frost families of Kew. The file contains specific information about Ellen Martin (1839-1885), Jessie Frost (1860-1903), William Henry Martin (1832-1910), James Frost (c.1855-1877), Francis Martin (1860-1917), and Charles P Frost (1853-1915). Charles Frost was a noted member of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. The file also includes a page of notes and some small photocopied photographs of the house Glendene and its garden at one stage owned by Mr & Mrs Hurlstone.

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Archive File - Friends of Walmer Street

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Single item archive file containing a newspaper article/clipping about a Friends of Walmer Street activity involving Xavier College students.

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Archive File - Friends of Kew Library

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file with material relating to the Friends of the Kew Library. The file includes correspondence, notices of meetings, and a collection of brass plates given by the Friends with gifts to the Library.

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Costume - Late Victorian Skirt, Black Silk, circa 1897

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black silk floor length skirt with black lining and internal tapes. The skirt is distinguished by a gathered hem giving the impression of ruffles. With the donation, there is also an accompanying group of copied photographs of the Courtney family, including one which shows Elizabeth Courtney, the owner of the skirt. The skirt was donated by Frances Courtney, a descendant by marriage of the original owner.

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Elizabeth Wilson met James Henry Courtney at the annual Lord Mayor's Ball on 28 August 1890. In 1892, Capt James Courtney moved to 'Courtland' an architect-designed house at 31 Jenkin Street, Northcote. James married Elizabeth at Nth Fitzroy. Several years later they moved to 108 McKean Street, Nth Fitzrory. Capt and Mrs Courtney were guests at the official opening of the Australian Parliament on 9 May 1901, the reception at the Exhibition Building that evening, and the Royal Review at Flemington the following day. Finally they moved to 'Lumeah', a brick villa at 11 Belmont Avenue, Kew.

Archive File - Friends of Boroondara Kew Cemetery

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The archive file contains sundry printouts and newspaper articles/clippings relating to activities of the Friends of Boroondara Kew Cemetery.

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Archive File - Foster Parents Plan (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Single item archive file, with a newspaper article/clipping stating that the organisation Foster Parents Plan of Australia (PLAN) was located on the corner of Cotham and Highbury Grove. The organisation was located in what had been the Kew Presbyterian Church.

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Archive File - Foley Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file containing information on the Foley family of Kew as well as reports, submissions, correspondence etc., relating to urban renewal in Kew in Foley Street, including the Council Depot, which became the Foley Street Reserve in1979. This area was of keen concern to the Triangle Residents Association of which Jim Tutt was a member.

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Archive File - Floral, Industrial and Art Society (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The Archive file contains six examples of printed ephemera, once owned by Amy Grigg of Pakington Street. Most of the items relate to awards given by the Kew Floral, Industrial and Arts Society, while another is a certificate issued by the Victorian Education Department as a ‘Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Education’, dated 1891. The latter was ‘dated’ at Kew. The five awards given by the Society were for achievement in baking, writing and sewing. A later hand has added the date 1889 to these certificates. Also in the file is a newspaper article donated by Miss Henty that describes the first exhibition of the Society.

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Archive File - Fire Brigades (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A small archive file containing a photocopy (presented by Trinity Grammar School to the Society) of the Rules of the Kew Volunteer Fire Brigade (established 1879), a photocopy of a photo of the Kew MFB officers on a Hupmobile at the entrance to the station, and sundry newspaper articles relating to the Brigade at its later location in Belford Road.

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Archive File - Findon (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file on Findon, an early mansion in Studley Park and its owners including the Hon Henry “Money” Miller. The two main items in the file are an extract from Victoria and Its Metropolis on Miller and an article on the organ that was once in the house and according to an article on the Organ Trust website, currently in the Wesley Uniting (formerly Methodist Church) in Box Hill.

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Archive File - FIGUEROLA, Alma

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

File containing materials relating to an early member of the Kew Historical Society, Alma Figuerola, a Victorian artist living in ‘D’Estaville’, Barry Street, Kew. A newspaper article with photographs, published in The Herald (1958) provides evidence for the dating of the press photographs of Alma Figuerola in the Society’s collection. The file contains dated correspondence between the Society and Alma Figuerola relating to her health and to the death of her mother. The file also contains a ‘Sincere Thanks’ card from Carmen and Silvia Figuerola to the Society following Alma Figuerola’s funeral, noting the date of her death on 8 December 1970. The card gives the address of the house, in 1970, as 4 Sir William Street. In the file there is a letter from 1971 pertaining to the return of wedding dresses and other materials stored at D’Estaville for the Society (which at that stage did not have its own archive). A solicitor’s note from 1973 to the Society contains a refutation of the information about the house contained in Dorothy Rogers’ A History of Kew.

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Archive File - Flora & Fauna (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing some information about fauna and flora in Kew. In addition to sundry newspaper articles, the file includes a City of Kew ‘Street Tree Masterplan file’ and a copy of L.G.C. Pearson’s ‘The Indigenous Plants of the Melbourne Region’ (1986).

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Archive File - Field Place (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing photographs, a newspaper article/clipping, correspondence and a report by the Society to the Historic Buildings Preservation Council (HBPC) into the classification or otherwise of Field Place, the home of Francis Henty in Studley Park Road, and now entered via Henty Court. The HBPC file contains a letter from the current owner expressing what he considers to be its heritage significance.

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Archive File - Fernhurst (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing research related to George Wharton (q.v) and his house Fernhurst, originally situated on the corner of Princess Street and Studley Park Road, but later subdivided. The house was in the 20th century converted into flats and later bought by the Catholic Church, who established St Paul’s School for the Blind on the site. The situation was complicated as the Church also bought the neighbouring Neama (q.v.) and Mandalay. Villa Maria and St Paul’s School currently occupy the site. Part of the site was later subdivided to create Elphinstone Street. The file contains photocopied extracts from histories and detailed research and correspondence between the School, the Kew Historical Society, the National Trust of Victoria, and the Historic Buildings Preservation Council relating to both Neama and Fernhurst. There is a reference in a letter from St Paul’s inviting the Society to collect artefacts from the site. There are no known current items in the collection relating to the collection of these.

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Archive File - FERGUSON, Cr Hugh George

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Hugh George Ferguson was born in June 1900 in Williamstown. He married in 1940 and subsequently joined the Australian Imperial Forces. After the war he worked as a Billeting Affairs Organiser for Dutch Government, resettling migrants in Australia. He also worked in Advertising as an account manager, and was campaign director for Arthur Rylah is Victorian politics. He organised the first major trade fairs at the Royal Exhibition Buildings after the Second World War, including a World Trade Fair in (DATE). He built a home in Brougham Street and represented North Ward on Kew Council from 1952 to 1968. He was elected Mayor for the 1959-60 term. He died in 1975, aged 75, and is buried in Boroondara Cemetery. The file on Cr. Ferguson includes newspaper articles relating to development in Kew, the new Kew Town Hall, and Cr. Ferguson’s retirement. Primary sources in the file include an original invitation to the 1959 Mayoral Dinner and the guest list, Cr Ferguson’s Registration card as a Justice of the Peace (1972), and electoral material for North Ward (1955, 1968)

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Archive File - FENWICK, Nicholas A

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file with a single copy of ‘Despatches to the Governor of New South Wales A1278’, notifying that Nicholas Fenwick is being sent to New South Wales to fill the role of Police Magistrate. The other item is a typed version of the advertisement for the Crown Lands Sale in Kew in 1851.

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Archive File - Farming (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a newspaper article/clipping called ‘Our Pastoral Routes’ by Jenny Brown.

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Archive File - Genealogical Inquiries (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing two items of correspondence requesting information on William Patrick O’Reilly and Elizabeth Lawler (who died at ‘Fernleigh, Disraeli Street, c.1897). The Lawler letter contains a small amount of information on other members of the family.

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Archive File - Fairyland - 57 Malmsbury Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file on ‘Fairyland’, 57 Malmsbury Street, Kew. Fairyland, when owned by the Tabulos was a noted local, state, national and international tourist attraction. The grandparents of the historian Dorothy Rogers had originally owned the house. The file contains a copy of Rogers’ history of the house. The file also contains sundry newspaper articles/clippings, correspondence between KHS and the City of Boroondara relating to heritage protection, personal email correspondence (not for distribution), poetry, research documents including timelines, and colour and black and white photographs (donated by Betty Morgan, Matt Dickerson, et al). Primary sources included in the file include photocopies of Jim Tabulo’s War records and Jim and Grace Tabulo’s wedding certificate. The Tabulos collected and displayed in their garden many items of porcelain, pictures etc. The file contains a copy of a document/booklet on the British Royal family that once formed part of the Fairyland Collection.

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Significance

The Fairyland Visitors Books, held separately to the file are important manuscripts of statewide significance. They are historically significant as Fairyland was a major tourist attraction in Melbourne from the 1940s to the 1960s. The Visitors books, containing the messages and names of children and adults are also socially significant in what they reveal about social and cultural values of the postwar period.

Archive File - Fairview, 34 Wrixon Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Fairview (built 1924) for F.F. Robinson, proprietor of Yarra Falls Mills. The house replaced an earlier single-storey brick house, also called Fairview. A comprehensive report prepared by Alan Willingham in 2006 found that there was no evidence that the architect Desbrowe-Annear incorporated parts of the original building in the new construction. The work by Willingham is a ‘Cultural and Architectural History and Assessment of the Cultural Heritage Significance’ of the building, prepared for Carey Grammar School. The Willingham report was donated by Sr Ruth Anderson.

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Archive File - Elm Lodge, Wellington Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

William Siddeley was the original owner of Elm Lodge, later renamed Madford in Wellington Street, Kew. The file has a single page of biographical information written by Roslyn M Elliot nee Siddeley. (Madford later became the St Paul’s Home for Babies.

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Archive File - Elm House, 72 Walpole Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

An archive file containing a school research assignment completed by Sally Ann Venables of the history of Elm House (later Cloverlea), 72 Walpole Street. The 15-page report was completed in 1983 while Sally was a pupil of Kew High School. Owners of the house recorded in the report include Horace Samson, George Gray Allan, George Brinsden Vasey, Matthew Montgomerie Wilson, and Ethel Dalton. The writer contends that at some stage, the house operated as a dairy.

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Archive File - Electoral Rolls (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The archive file (and the library) contains original copies of voter and or electoral rolls. These include, in date order: 1971 - City of Kew Voters Roll for College Ward, 1972 - City of Kew Voters Roll for Central Ward, College Ward, Prospect Ward, Studley Park Ward, 1977 - Victorian Government Electoral Rolls for the Subdivisions of Kew and Kew North, 1986-7 - City of Kew Voters Roll for Central Ward, College Ward, North Ward, Studley Park Ward, 1990-1 - City of Kew Voters Roll for Prospect Ward (2), Sackville Ward, Studley Park Ward (2), Willsmere Ward (2), 1992-3 - City of Kew Voters Roll for Studley Park Ward.

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 - Eastern Freeway (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing sundry newspaper files about protests against the freeway’s construction, land acquisition, speeding, noise etc. There is also a CRB brochure of ‘Your Eastern Freeway Driver’s Guide’

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 - East Kew Women’s Club, 1945-70

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Most of the original manuscripts of the Club (attendance registers, minutes of meetings, histories etc.,) are kept separately in archival boxes. The vertical file contains a copy of the 9-page history of the Club’s history from 1945-65 a newspaper clipping relating to a 25-year anniversary lunch.

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 - East Kew Community Bank

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file containing two bank produced promotional pamphlets.

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 - Early Landowners (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small archive file that contains information on early landowners in Kew. The research and notes are unsigned and undated. There is also some research on residents named in the early rate books. Specific landowners with information about them in the file include notes by Mavis Rolley on J.W. Cowell and Catherine Cowell, George Wharton, Nicholas Fenwick, Capt. John Murchison, Hugh Glass, Richard Davies Ireland, Edward Augustus Atkyns etc.

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.

Postcard - Kew Cemetery [c.1905]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Panoramic view of the entrance driveway in Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery. At left can be seen the Springthorpe Memorial, and further down on the left the entrance gate, or one of the gates, to the Memorial.

Historical information

This view of the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery is dated to 1905 by the inscription and postmark on the reverse. It provides an important visual record of this part of the Cemetery. The postcard can be used to identify the original configuration of the roads and vegetation, some of which was subsequently removed (eg the bunya pine at right). On the Victorian Heritage Database, the construction period given for the Springthorpe Memorial is given as 1897-1907, yet this view of the Memorial in 1905 would suggest that it was virtually completed at an earlier date. (It should be noted that additions such as the wheel of life sculpture were not completed until 1910).

Significance

This dated photograph is historically important as its inscription confirms it to be one of the earliest postcard representations of the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery. It also provides visual evidence of the size and extent of the landscaping by 1905, particularly the layout of the roads (now altered), plantings of the period, and the extent of the land occupied by the Springthorpe Memorial and its gardens, which was subsequently reduced by the trustees of the cemetery in the 1930s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse: "Miss Brown / Shuan [sic] / Grosvenor Street / M. Brighton. Love from Mother Oct 28th 1905" Postmark: "Melbourne 8 / 2 PM, 28/10/05".

Photographs - Exhibition, Victorian Fashion: the 1860s, Kew Library, 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph of three costumes exhibited at the Kew Library, all donated by Netta Fuller, and dated to the 1860s.

Historical information

Netta Fuller and her husband Alec were long-term residents of Kew. As a boy, Alec had attended East Kew Primary School and was later highly involved in the Kew Presbyterian Church during the 1950s and 60s. Netta's passion was for historic clothing and its exhibition. In 1985, Netta Fuller and Elizabeth Pace launched a parade of garments sponsored by Kew Historical Society at Holy Trinity Church, Kew. The parade was called 'Downunder Dressmakers' and included a collection of over fifty items of clothing dating from 1800 to 1984. The collection included dresses, hats, scarfs, capes, sporting costumes etc. The core of the parade consisted of a collection of 19th Costumes worn by the ancestors of a Miss Gertrude Murray, a resident of Blackburn. In sourcing items for her collections, Netta Fuller collected costumes stored in old trunks and wardrobes, or even purchased from opportunity shops. (During the period in which she collected and exhibited costumes, the latter could often be reliable source for the purchase of historic and aesthetically significant costumes.) Not satisfied with purchasing authentic costumes of the period, Netta also used these as models for artistic recreations. Following her retirement from both collecting and exhibiting, Netta Fuller donated a number of 19th Century garments to the Kew Historical Society's costume collection. A number of garments were parts of costumes such as bodices, while others were complete outfits. Some of the latter exhibit signs of old damage, however very few of the costumes had been modified to enable them to be worn in exhibitions. Provenance, apart from that the costumes were donated by Netta Fuller after 1985 is limited to donor information, although some of her donations may have originally been part of the collection owned by the Murray family. While the costumes are old and therefore historic, provenance is less important than the representativeness and or rarity of the costumes. Similarly, the costumes need to be evaluated as a group and separately, considering their aesthetic and artic significance as well a their age.

Costume - Day Dress, Iridescent Silk Bodice and Skirt, 1860s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Two piece olive green and gold shot silk dress comprised of a skirt and top. The very full skirt has a scalloped edge front panel with bands of grey/green silk ribbon. The scalloped panels seem to be backed with later lining fabric (sic). The bodice has decorative buttons at the front from the high round neck to the waist. The bodice, like the skirt has a scalloped panel at the front, which is edged with ribbon.

Historical information

Netta Fuller and her husband Alec were long-term residents of Kew. As a boy, Alec had attended East Kew Primary School and was later highly involved in the Kew Presbyterian Church during the 1950s and 60s. Netta's passion was for historic clothing and its exhibition. In 1985, Netta Fuller and Elizabeth Pace launched a parade of garments sponsored by Kew Historical Society at Holy Trinity Church, Kew. The parade was called 'Downunder Dressmakers' and included a collection of over fifty items of clothing dating from 1800 to 1984. The collection included dresses, hats, scarfs, capes, sporting costumes etc. The core of the parade consisted of a collection of 19th Costumes worn by the ancestors of a Miss Gertrude Murray, a resident of Blackburn. In sourcing items for her collections, Netta Fuller collected costumes stored in old trunks and wardrobes, or even purchased from opportunity shops. (During the period in which she collected and exhibited costumes, the latter could often be reliable source for the purchase of historic and aesthetically significant costumes.) Not satisfied with purchasing authentic costumes of the period, Netta also used these as models for artistic recreations. Following her retirement from both collecting and exhibiting, Netta Fuller donated a number of 19th Century garments to the Kew Historical Society's costume collection. A number of garments were parts of costumes such as bodices, while others were complete outfits. Some of the latter exhibit signs of old damage, however very few of the costumes had been modified to enable them to be worn in exhibitions. Provenance, apart from that the costumes were donated by Netta Fuller after 1985 is limited to donor information, although some of her donations may have originally been part of the collection owned by the Murray family. While the costumes are old and therefore historic, provenance is less important than the representativeness and or rarity of the costumes. Similarly, the costumes need to be evaluated as a group and separately, considering their aesthetic and artic significance as well a their age.

Costume - Day Dress, Silk, Pale Green Bodice and Skirt, 1860s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Two piece pale green and gold shot silk dress comprised of a skirt and top. The very full skirt has a scalloped edge front panel with bands of grey/green silk ribbon. The scalloped panels seem to be backed with later lining fabric (sic). The bodice has decorative buttons at the front from the high round neck to the waist. The bodice, like the skirt has a scalloped panel at the front, which is edged with ribbon. 1860-70.

Historical information

Netta Fuller and her husband Alec were long-term residents of Kew. As a boy, Alec had attended East Kew Primary School and was later highly involved in the Kew Presbyterian Church during the 1950s and 60s. Netta's passion was for historic clothing and its exhibition. In 1985, Netta Fuller and Elizabeth Pace launched a parade of garments sponsored by Kew Historical Society at Holy Trinity Church, Kew. The parade was called 'Downunder Dressmakers' and included a collection of over fifty items of clothing dating from 1800 to 1984. The collection included dresses, hats, scarfs, capes, sporting costumes etc. The core of the parade consisted of a collection of 19th Costumes worn by the ancestors of a Miss Gertrude Murray, a resident of Blackburn. In sourcing items for her collections, Netta Fuller collected costumes stored in old trunks and wardrobes, or even purchased from opportunity shops. (During the period in which she collected and exhibited costumes, the latter could often be reliable source for the purchase of historic and aesthetically significant costumes.) Not satisfied with purchasing authentic costumes of the period, Netta also used these as models for artistic recreations. Following her retirement from both collecting and exhibiting, Netta Fuller donated a number of 19th Century garments to the Kew Historical Society's costume collection. A number of garments were parts of costumes such as bodices, while others were complete outfits. Some of the latter exhibit signs of old damage, however very few of the costumes had been modified to enable them to be worn in exhibitions. Provenance, apart from that the costumes were donated by Netta Fuller after 1985 is limited to donor information, although some of her donations may have originally been part of the collection owned by the Murray family. While the costumes are old and therefore historic, provenance is less important than the representativeness and or rarity of the costumes. Similarly, the costumes need to be evaluated as a group and separately, considering their aesthetic and artic significance as well a their age.

Costume - Day Dress, Brown Silk Bodice and Skirt, 1860s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Tan/Rust-coloured silk bodice and skirt. The silk used in the garment is self-patterned with a leaf design. The bodice has extensive gold and silver coloured glass beading. The silk used in the sleeves of the bodice and the skirt is badly degraded/‘shattered’.

Historical information

Netta Fuller and her husband Alec were long-term residents of Kew. As a boy, Alec had attended East Kew Primary School and was later highly involved in the Kew Presbyterian Church during the 1950s and 60s. Netta's passion was for historic clothing and its exhibition. In 1985, Netta Fuller and Elizabeth Pace launched a parade of garments sponsored by Kew Historical Society at Holy Trinity Church, Kew. The parade was called 'Downunder Dressmakers' and included a collection of over fifty items of clothing dating from 1800 to 1984. The collection included dresses, hats, scarfs, capes, sporting costumes etc. The core of the parade consisted of a collection of 19th Costumes worn by the ancestors of a Miss Gertrude Murray, a resident of Blackburn. In sourcing items for her collections, Netta Fuller collected costumes stored in old trunks and wardrobes, or even purchased from opportunity shops. (During the period in which she collected and exhibited costumes, the latter could often be reliable source for the purchase of historic and aesthetically significant costumes.) Not satisfied with purchasing authentic costumes of the period, Netta also used these as models for artistic recreations. Following her retirement from both collecting and exhibiting, Netta Fuller donated a number of 19th Century garments to the Kew Historical Society's costume collection. A number of garments were parts of costumes such as bodices, while others were complete outfits. Some of the latter exhibit signs of old damage, however very few of the costumes had been modified to enable them to be worn in exhibitions. Provenance, apart from that the costumes were donated by Netta Fuller after 1985 is limited to donor information, although some of her donations may have originally been part of the collection owned by the Murray family. While the costumes are old and therefore historic, provenance is less important than the representativeness and or rarity of the costumes. Similarly, the costumes need to be evaluated as a group and separately, considering their aesthetic and artic significance as well a their age.

Costume - Gloves, White Kid, 1960

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pair of white kid gloves with pearl buttons. The gloves were worn by the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson at the Centenary Ball of the City of Kew with her steel grey velvet evening dress. The gloves were made by Dent's. The dress was donated by Mrs Judith Goodes, a daughter of Cr. Dickinson.

Historical information

Kew was declare a separate municipality in 1860. To commemorate this, a number of events were held in Kew, including a Centenary Dinner Dance in 1960 at which the speakers were Sir Robert Menzies and Cr WHS Dickinson. As the mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson accompanied her husband, wearing these gloves and a grey velvet evening gown.

Costume - Evening Dress, Grey Velvet, 1960

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Evening dress, made of unlined grey velvet, worn by the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson, (wife of Cr WHS Dickinson), to the Kew Centenary Dinner Dance in the Kew Civic Hall. The dress has matching gloves. The dress was donated by Mrs Judith Goodes, a daughter of Cr. and Mrs. Dickinson.

Historical information

Kew was declare a separate municipality in 1860. To commemorate this, a number of events were held in Kew, including a Centenary Dinner Dance in 1960 at which the speakers were Sir Robert Menzies and Cr WHS Dickinson. As the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson accompanied her husband, wearing this dress.

Microfiche - Council Minutes, City of Kew, 1861-1946

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Box containing copies of the Council Minutes on microfiche, donated to the Society by the City of Kew. Handed over by the Mayor, Cr Martin in 1988.

Historical information

The Municipality of Kew was formed in 1861. These minutes date from that year and continue until 1946. During those 85 years, Kew became a borough, a town and in 1921 a city. Kew was forcibly amalgamated into the City of Boroondara in 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kew Council Minute Books, Books 1-29 (1861-1946)

Manuscripts - Visitor Books (3), Fairyland, 1949-1950

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

3 manuscripts, part of a larger donation forming the Rogers Collection, donated by the sons of Dorothy Rogers after her death in 1973. The pads record the names and comments of children and adults to a tourist attraction named Fairyland in Malmsbury Street, Kew.

Historical information

Fairyland, the home and garden of Jim and Grace Tabulo was a major local, state and international tourist attraction from the 1940s to the mid 1960s.

Significance

These are amongst the earliest primary sources relating to the internationally renowned 'Fairyland' cottage in Malmsbury Street, Kew. Their social significance is that they record in the immediate post war period the values and beliefs of children and adults who visited this historically significant tourist attraction.

Photograph - House, 43 Malin Street (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Federation era house with side veranda and gabled front, identified as 43 Malin Street, Kew (Vic)

Photograph - Kew Football Club, 1906

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

This photo of a junior Kew football team dates from 1906. While the team is wearing a range of centre-laced guernseys, at least seven players wear a dark guernsey with a pale sash. Players identified in the photo include: the captain, Jack Allen, middle row, third from left; George Allen on the right in the striped jumper; and Lex Allen in the front row. Alva Allen, who donated the photo in 1986 to the Kew Historical Society, noted on the reverse that ‘most of these boys were killed in World War I’.

Photograph - Mrs Whitman and Child

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Cabinet card, produced by Roberts of Glenferrie Road (Glenferrie), of Mr Whitman, a relative by marriage of the Padbury family of Kew.

Historical information

The Padbury family were early pioneers of Kew, running for over a century a funeral parlour in Cotham Road.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Horace Whitman with mother (nee Padbury)""

Photograph - Mr Whitman

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Cabinet card, produced by Roberts of Glenferrie Road (Glenferrie), of Mr Whitman, a relative by marriage of the Padbury family of Kew.

Historical information

The Padbury family were early pioneers of Kew, running for over a century a funeral parlour in Cotham Road.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Whitman"

Photograph - First XI, Kew Cricket Club, 1911

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The first cricket club in Kew in was formed in 1863, and played its matches in Wellington Street, then later in O’Shaughnessy’s Paddock. In the early 1870s, a second club was formed and played at Victoria Park. The Kew Cricket Club gained its permanent name in 1888-89. This photo is of the first eleven in 1911. Standing left with bat: George Twycross; standing right: Albert Clements; Seated third on right: Albert Watson.

Photograph - Boys and Men Exercising, Children's Cottages (Kew), circa 1900

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Large unframed photograph in poor condition of boys and men exercising at the Kew Cottages. The photograph once formed part of the collection of Dr Cliff Judge, resident psychiatrist at the Cottages, and was donated by one of his daughters in 2018.

Book - For the Love of Children: my life and medical career / by David Buxton Pitt, 1999

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

xiv, 208 p. : ill., ports. ; 30 cm.

Historical information

Dr David Pitt was Australian paediatrician. In 1959, he joined the Kew Cottages workforce, where he practised for 17 years and improved the conditions for the children. He was a pioneer in the identification of rare syndromes using computers. The Cottages anabled him to contribute to the day to day care of disadvantaged people in the Australian community, while continuing his research. Pitt left Kew in 1976. (Source: Wikipedia). This book by David Pitt once formed part of the collection of Dr Cliff Judge, resident psychiatrist at the Cottages, and was donated by a daughter in 2018.

Manuscript - Children's Cottages (Kew), Irena Higgins (ed.), 1952-1964

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Sorted folio of original manuscripts and printed material from the 1950s and 1960s relating to the Kew Cottages created by Irena Higgins, senior social worker at the Kew Mental Hospital and Kew Cottages. The material later formed part of the collection of Dr Cliff Judge, resident psychiatrist at the Cottages. Material within the folio includes original typescripts created by Irena Higgins, copies of newsletters by various Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent Psychiatrists including Dr A.W. Brady, and published and unpublished reports to relevant mental health departments.

Historical information

---, ---, Cottages Liaison Committee members, pp. 4&5 ---, (---), (Untitled), p.4. ---, (---), [Memo re feedback from Official Visitors Conference at Royal Park], p.1. ---, (---), [Patient profile proforma], pp.1-2. ---, (---), Admission to Children’s Cottages Kew, p.1. ---, (---), Admissions Procedure, pp.1-2. ---, (---), Chaplaincy, p.1. ---, (---), Children’s Cottages and Special School Kew - Open for Education Week, p.1. ---, (---), Children’s Cottages Kew, p. 1-2. ---, (---), Children’s Cottages Kew, p.1. ---, (---), Children’s Cottages, Kew - Pathology Request and Report Form, p. 1. ---, (---), Children’s Cottages? Kew, pp.1-4 ---, (---), Extracts From the Report of Dr. J. V. McCreery, first Superintendent, p.1. ---, (---), Kew Cottages Training Centre Brochure, pp.1. ---, (---), Kew Special School, pp.1-2. ---, (---), Notes for General Guidance of Officers in Charge of Idiot Children, p.1. ---, (---), Notes for General Guidance of Officers in Charge of Idiot Children, p.1. ---, (---), Notes for Student Groups, pp.1-6. ---, (---), Physiotherapy at the Children’s Cottages Kew, p.1. ---, (---), Preface to Brochure on Cottages, pp.1-2. ---, (---), The administrative staff comprises …, pp.1-2. ---, (---), Untitled, p.2. ---, (1958, 29 August), Notes from a meeting of Superintendents with Dr Dax and other superintendents, p.1. ---, (1958, October - December), Proposed Survey of Children’s Cottages, Kew, pp.1-6., and Case Sheet pp. 1-5. ---, (1961, 2 November), Untitled letter regarding finances and upgrades, p.1. ---, (1962, 25 October), Memorandum, p.1. ---, (1962), Children’s Cottages Kew [overview of activities], p.1. ---, (1962), Report for the Year 1962 [statistics], p.1. ---, (1963), The Children’s Cottages Kew, pp.1-3. ---, (1964, 10 September), Merchandise Project Children’s Welfare Fund, Kew Cottages Parents Association, p.1. ---, (1964, 26 May), [Draft] Preface to Brochure on Cottages, pp.1-2. ---, (1964, October), Report to the Twelfth Annual (Perth) Conference: Australian Council for the Mentally Retarded, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-2. ---, (1964), Children’s Welfare Fund: Disbursements July 1963 - September 1964. [Brady, Dr W.A.] , (---), Transfer of Patients from One Institution to Another, pp.1-3. [Higgins, Irena], (---), The Formation and Development of Kew Children’s Cottages Parent’s Association, pp.1-6. Ashburner, J.B., (---, ---), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 1 April), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 10 February), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-3. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 10 March), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 11 March), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-4. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 11 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 12 March), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-4. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 12 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 13 August), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 13 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-3. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 14 April), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 15 April), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 15 June), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 16 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 19 February), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 19 October), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 2 April), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 2 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 2 March), Annual Report for 1952, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-4. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 20 August), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 21 October), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 23 February), Notices and Instruction - Succinic Acid Treatment, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2 Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 23 June), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 23 March), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 25 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 27 April), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-3. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 27 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 28 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 29 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 3 September), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 31 March), Notices and Instructions - Rations, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-4. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 4 June), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 4 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 4 October), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 6 April), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 6 October), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 7 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Ashburner, J.B., (1954, 5 February), Notices and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady Dr. W.A. (1960, December), Newsletter to parents, pp.1-5 Brady, Dr W.A. (1965, 28 May), Letter to The Secretary, Mental Health Authority regarding waiting lists, p.1. Brady, Dr. W.A. (1963, 28 February) Annual Report [to the Secretary of the Mental Health Authority], pp.1-15 Brady, W.A., (1954, 9 April), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, pp.1-2. Brady, W.A., (1954, 15 December), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1954, 7 December), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1954, 9 November), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 13 December), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 14 December), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 15 July), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 20 June), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 24 June), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 24 October), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 25 August), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 29 March), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 5 December), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 8 November), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1955, 9 May), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1956, 6 January), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Brady, W.A., (1961, 8 December), Invitation to a screening of Dr. Pitt’s “Brookland Experiment”, p.1. Brazier, ‘Mac’ (1964, February), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-2. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, June), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, April), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, August), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, December), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. [3 copies]. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, July), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, May), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, November), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-5. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, October), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-6. Brazier, ‘Mac’, (1964, September), Newsletter, Kew Cottages Parents Association, pp.1-4. Brazier, Betty (1964, 26 April), Letter to I Higgins re Distribution of newsletters to staff, Kew Cottages Parents Association. (p.1) Dale, (1964), A Few Facts About the Children’s Cottages Kew Fordyce, J., (1956, 13 January), Notes and Instructions, Kew Mental Hospital, p.1. Higgins, Irena (---), A Short History of the Children’s Cottages, Kew, pp.1-2. Higgins, Irena (1966, 28 November), Letter to Dr Brady regarding waiting lists, pp.1-3. Higgins, Irena, (---), ‘Children’s Cottages’, Kew, p. 1-2. Loveless, L.W., (1963, 18 July), [Commonwealth Department of Social Services] ‘Approval of Children’s Cottages as an endowed Institution’, p.1. M.H. 11, Schedule 17 Section 41 (2) (b), ‘Request of Medical Practitioner for Admission of Voluntary patient to a Training Centre or Private Training Centre’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 12, Section 41 (10) (a) (b) (c), ‘Order for the Discharge of a Voluntary Patient’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 13, Section 41 (10) (d), ‘Application for Discharge by Voluntary Patient and Order for Discharge’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 14, Section 41 (1), Application for Leave of Absence for Voluntary Patient, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 2, Schedule 9 Section 41 (a) 41 (b) 42 (1) 43 (1) 44 (1) 48, 59 (1) (2) ‘Statement of Personal Details of Patient’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1-2. M.H. 21, Schedule 9 Section 44 (1) 48 and 52, Medical Approval for Admission to Training Centre, Mental Health Regulations 1962, pp.1-2. M.H. 22, Schedule 25 Section 44, Request to Receive a Patient into a Training Centre, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 33, Schedule 40, Section 62, Notice of Death, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 37, Section 87 (1), Application and Approval for Trial Leave, Recommended and Approved Patients, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 39, Section 93 (1), Order of Superintendent for Discharge of Patient on Leave Upon Production of Medical Certificate, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 40, Section 94 (1), Order of Superintendent for Discharge of Patient, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 43, Section 102, Consent of the Chief medical Officer or Superintendent for Anaethesia or Surgical Operation Upon a Patient, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p. 1. M.H. 7, Schedule 14 Section 41 (2) (a) (i) and (ii), ‘Application for Admission of Voluntary Patient to a Training Centre or Private Training Centre by Parent or Guardian’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. M.H. 9, Schedule 16 Section 41 (2) (a) (ii), ‘Application for Admission to a Training Centre as a Voluntary Patient’, Mental Health Regulations 1962, p.1. Medical Officers (1958, 11 October), Percentage of deaths and statistics for the years 1955 to 1957, Report to Dr. E.C. Dax, Chairman, Mental Health Authority, pp. 1-2. Plumridge, Len, (1964), Statement of Receipts & Expenditure 1963-1964: Children’s Welfare Fund, Kew Cottages Parents Association, p.1. Temby, E., (---), The Kew Cottages Parents’ Association, p. 1-2. Temby, Ethel, (1964, October), Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference, Australian Council for the Mentally Retarded, pp.1-2. Temby, Ethel, (1964, September), [Information Committee] Sixth Annual Report pp.1-2 Temby, Ethel, (1964, September), Information Committee: Sixth Annual Report, pp.1-2 Wann, E.M., (1956, 16 March), Memo [regarding the overcrowding crisis], p. 1. WM.7663 (---), Children’s Cottages Kew E.4 [overview and personnel], pp. 1-2.

Significance

An important manuscript comprising original and reproduced materials from the period 1952-1964 assembled by and for senior staff at the Children's Cottages, Kew.

Archive File - Dunning’s Timber Yard

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing three newspaper articles/clippings

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Archive File - DUMARESQ Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on the Dumaresq family of Kew who were early settlers in Kew and in Tasmania. In Kew, the Dumaresqs built their house St Helliers (1888-), about which Margaret Dumaresq a member of the Society wrote a profile in 1959. In the file there are a number of newspaper articles/clippings including one noting the death of Miss Dumaresq who had been a Vice-President. In 1971, Miss Dumaresq presented a long talk on her family’s history, which was recorded and is now transcribed. Her discussion of her family’s past dates back to the Battle of Waterloo. What appear to be her handwritten notes are kept in the file. The file contains an album of 16 postcards of places and people at Melbourne University donated by FKM Dumaresq.

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Archive File - DUDLEY & Other Families

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing genealogical research compiled by an unknown author on the Dudley family and other significant families involved in the Highbury Grove Methodist Church. The file includes family trees, biographical information and some eulogies. The families with folders in the file include the Miller family (William Buntung Miller, Dorothy Jean Miller), the McDonald and Redrobe families (Charles Robert Redrobe, Ella Victoria McDonald), the George family (Elaine Laura George, Reginald Isaac George), Pugsley family (Florence Churchill Pugsley), Tonkin family (Elsie Euphemia Tonkin, Bertram Gardner Tonkin), the Tucker family (Albert John Tucker), the Rowlands family (Rev Lewis Jones Rowlands, Dilys Elizabeth Rowlands), the Carey family (Alfred Ernest Carey, the Dudley family (Allan Dudley, John Tucker Dudley, Albert John Tucker, Lt Col. John Dudley) as well as individuals including: Arthur H Affleck, Harold Howard Craven Williams, William Roy Hinchcliffe, and Frank Erwin Peters).

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Archive File - Dorothy Rogers Reserve

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing press clippings, correspondence regarding naming of Reserve.

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Archive File - Disability Groups (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing sundry modern newspaper articles/clippings.

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Archive File - Dight's Falls, River Yarra, Kew & Fairfield

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing sundry newspaper articles/clippings on the Mill. Also a photocopy of a brief article on Dights Mill and Falls by Jan Gross. Also an article on the Pumping Station.

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Archive File - DICKINSON, Cr. W.H.S.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

WHS Dickinson was twice mayor of Kew and the founder of the Society in 1958. The archival file includes a number of items written by Dickinson and eulogies given at his funeral service on 4 September 1974. The eulogies provide details of his history. The file also includes a folder compiled by Dickinson, which is a list of names of people who lived in Kew. It also includes a handwritten President’s report that he gave in 1973 to the Society.

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Archive File - Development (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file consisting largely of newspaper clippings/articles relating to houses in Kew. The earliest original newspaper article dates from 1923 and relates to housing shortages. The file contains some interesting Council records and correspondence relating to community action in response to development. These include the proposed lease of the Ground Floor of the Kew Civic Buildings as a postal delivery centre (1992), the development of flats in Studley Ward (1977), a proposed motel in Studley Park Road (1983)

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Archive File - DERRICK family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The Derrick family were early settlers in Kew. Derrick Street is named after them. The Derrick archive file includes minutes of meetings at which Derrick family descendants attended, correspondence, research notes on the Derrick Family, maps of the Derrick landholding in Kew (and a photocopy of the Certificate of Title), and photocopy of a letter from John Derrick to Francis Barnard (original in archive). There are also sundry newspaper articles/clippings.

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Archive File - DERHAM Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing sundry copies of notes and references for the Derham Family who at one stage lived at 21 Barry Street. Frederick Derham was most notably MLA for Sandridge in the Victorian Parliament for 1883-92.

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Archive File - Depression, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a anonymous, undated article (single page) on the Great Depression in Kew. It might be from Vaughan’s history (1960). It covers Council support and the creation of the Yarra Boulevarde.

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Archive File - Depression, 1890s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing bound copies of research by Andrew Frost onto the impact of the 1890s Depression in Kew. The articles were later published in the KHS Newsletter. There is also a copy in the file of the Victorian Historical Journal (Vol 64 No.2, 1993), which includes references to Henry “Money” Miller and David Syme and the Bank Crash of 1893.

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Archive File - D'Estaville (Barry Street, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Sir William Stawell built the house, D’Estaville, in what is now Barry Street, Kew. The archive file about the house includes sundry items including real estate brochures, newspaper articles/clippings, copies of Australian Heritage and the Victorian Historical Journal (2006) in which there are articles on Stawell and the Victorian Constitution, correspondence between the Society and the national Trust and the Historic Buildings Council relating to the vacant land in Sir William Street (1980) and to D’Estaville itself.

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Archive File - DAVIES, Emily

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file which contains a detailed research report prepared by Dr. Suzanne McWha relating to an important donation of items dating from the first decade of the 20th century, prepared by Emily Davies which received ‘plain needlework’ awards. The file contains information about Emily Davies, about Baldur Girls Grammar, about the Plain Needlework Movement. Suzanne includes images and an inventory of each of the items donated.

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Archive File - DANNOCK, James (1831-1907)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

James Dannock (1831-1907) was an early pioneer of Kew. The archive file contains a number of transcripts of his recollections, dating from 1896, which are held in the State Library of Victoria. Also photocopies of genealogical research. In the Dannock file there is a note relating to the 1875 “Back to Kew” map. It reads: “The Map of Early Kew was drawn by Mr Jesse Dannock, 2nd son of James and Maria Dannock. Map was given to Mrs Rogers by May Ratten, stepdaughter of Jesse Dannock. May Ratten & Mrs Rogers were friends. Mrs Rogers not a blood relation of the Dannock’s!”

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Archive File - Dance (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Research notes of Kathleen Gervasoni, used to support an exhibition at the Kew Court House in the same year. They mainly consist of Trove articles.

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Archive File - DALLEY, Marie (1880-1965) & daughter

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence and newspaper articles/clippings. Correspondence is about naming a street after Marie Dalley. Marie Dalley lived at 31 Miller Grove. A newspaper article from 1981 also identifies 13 Bowen Street (built 1914) as the home of Ma Dalley’s daughter - Mrs Clare Cascarret (19590-76).

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Archive File - DAKIN Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on the Dakin family of Kew, whose sons attended Trinity Grammar School. Jane Carolan, the archivist of Trinity Grammar School, compiled the research notes. The information in the file relates to Arthur William Dakin and Frances E Dakin. Jane Carolan’s research covers the period 1904-1950. Robert Baker used the notes to develop a newsletter article on the Kew High School trophy won by Arthur Dakin. [Arthur Dakin was later a member of the Ross River Rescue Mission of 1917.]

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Archive File - Dairies (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing one item of correspondence seeking information on the following Kew Dairies: Willsmere park Dairy, Model Dairy, Henry Kennett’s dairy (Young Street), Connors dairy (51 Gladstone Street), George Hobbs dairy (35 Atkins Street). As well as seeking information on specific dairies, the inquirer also sought information on production and retail aspects of the industry.

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Document - An Account of the Coins, Coinages and Currencies of Australasia / by Coleman P Hyman, 1893

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Published by Authority of the New South Wales Commissioners for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. viii, [2], 159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Significance

This volume formed part of the private library of Malcolm Carkeek, former Archivist of the Royal Society of Victoria, and was donated by him to the Kew Historical Society.

Document - Draft of a Bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia : copy of federal constitution under the Crown, as finally adopted by the Australasian Federal Convention at Melbourne, in the colony of Victoria on the 16th March, 1898.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

29 p. : coat of arms ; 21 cm.

Significance

This volume formed part of the private library of Malcolm Carkeek, former Archivist of the Royal Society of Victoria, and was donated by him to the Kew Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Adressed to "Mr Edwin McKereth (sic), Farmer, Avoca".

Book - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations / by Adam Smith, 1839 Edition

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

1839 edition with a life of the author, an introductory discourse, notes, and supplemental dissertations by J. R. M'Culloch

Significance

This volume formed part of the private library of Malcolm Carkeek, former Archivist of the Royal Society of Victoria, and was donated by him to the Kew Historical Society.

Book - Willsmere Hospital, Kew : Visitors Book, Centenary 1st October 1972

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Leather bound and embossed 'Visitors Book" commemorating the centenary of the Kew [Mental] Hospital, inscribed on the first pages with the signatures of the Governor of Victoria, Sir Rohan and Lady Delacombe, and dated 1 October 1972. The book was used, ten years later, to record the Official Opening of the Visitors Room on 2nd September 1982, and includes 19 signatures from that occasion.

Historical information

The book was preserved in the personal collection of Dr Fred Stamp. After his death in 2018, it was presented in October 2018 to the Kew HistoricaL Society by his family.

Inscriptions & Markings

See above

Photograph - Aerial Photograph, Willsmere Hospital (Kew), 1988

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed, colour aerial photograph of the Willsmere Hospital, presented to Dr Fred Stamp (1941-2018), the Superintendent of the Hospital from 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Historical information

Dr Frederick Stamp graduated from Bristol Medical School (UK) in 1968. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1977 to Goulburn (NSW), moving to Melbourne in 1980. He became Superintendent at Willsmere in 1991 until its closure in 1988.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Trophy - Mental Hospitals Ladies Golf Competition, Commemorative Shield, Wood and Silver Plate, 1930-32

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Wood and silver plate shield won by the ladies team of Fairview Golf Club in the years 1930, 1931 and 1932. The Golf Club was established in 1928, and was owned and managed as part of the Kew Mental Hospital. The 9-hole golf course was located next to the Chandler Highway and is currently the site of the headquarters of Guide Dogs Victoria. The trophy formed part of the personal collection of Dr Fred Stamp, which was donated to the Kew Historical Society following his death in 2018 by his family.

Historical information

An Article in The Herald (18 Feb 1931) records that: "FAIRVIEW OFFICIALS - AT the annual meeting of the Associates of the Fairview Golf Club the following office bearers were elected: President, Miss A, Simcocks; secretary, Miss B. Williamson; captain, Miss A. Shiells; committee, Misses Tresise, Walters, Brown and McLachlan. The captain reported that the shield presented by Mr and Mrs Bourne for competition among the clubs associated with the metropolitan mental hospitals had been won by Fairview associates, who will hold it for one year."

Significance

The trophy has historical significance as an item associated with the Melbourne Mental Hospital in the 1930s and also of social significance in that it relates to recreational pursuits undertaken by staff of the Hospital.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscriptions on silver plate plaques - Top "Mental Hospitals", Bottom: "Ladies Golf Competition"; Bottom left: "Fairview Golf Club 1930", "Fairview Golf Club 1931" and Fairview Golf Club 1932".

Archive File - Currency (Australia)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a two documents, the first being a rare, original copy of 'An Account of the Coins, Coinages, and Currency of Australasia' (Coleman P Hyman, 1893), and the second, a 17-page booklet, written in 1954 and reprinted in 1956 on the history of currency in Australia.

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Archive File - Crimes (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a photocopied newspaper article and photo on a car bomb in Davis Street, Kew in 1983.

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Archive File - CRESPIN Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The Crespin family lived in Studley Park Road, Kew. The archive file contains genealogical research compiled by Maggie Downey, a descendant of the family.

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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 - Cresco Reserve (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on the Cresco Reserve at Kew Junction and its naming in c.2008. The file includes an item of correspondence from the City of Boroondara plus a print out of map of the Junction.

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Archive File - Creeks and Waterways (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing an article on creeks in Balwyn from a Balwyn HS newsletter (O’Dwyer, P., 2010) and a newspaper article/clipping on Glass Creek (2012).

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Archive File - Copy Shop (Walpole Street, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about The Copy Shop at 3 Walpole Street, Kew, which was located in the Council-owned Masonic Hall (demolished c.1983). The Shop acted as a community Centre as well as being a self-help duplicating centre. At one stage, the Society had an Information Centre at the Shop. The file holds correspondence and printed materials.

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Archive File - Conservation Study (Kew) 1990-1

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about a follow-up conservation study in the City of Kew, following that by Pru Sanderson, undertaken by A Bryce Haworth. The Study reviewed Sanderson’s recommendations regarding the classification of A, B, and C graded buildings in Kew.

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Archive File - Conservation Study (Kew) 1984-88

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the nationally-funded Kew Urban Conservation Study, conducted by Pru Sanderson and completed in 1988. The Society had two representatives on the Kew Heritage Committee, which was established by Council to oversee the project. The file contains a number of documents including a copy of the original submission of May 1984. Two bound copies of the completed report in three volumes are held in the Society’s library.

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Archive File - Conservation Study (Kew) 1978

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a copy of the City of Kew’s Urban Renewal Proposal (13pp), dated June 1978. The proposal to the Urban Renewal Authority relates to those houses in Denmark Street, High Street South and Barkers Road, then known as ‘The Triangle’ (historically known as O’Shaughnessy’s Paddock. The report refers to the Kew Triangle Association.

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Archive File - Congregational Church (Walpole Street, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the Congregational Church in Walpole Street, Kew (demolished 1979). The file contains numerous original and copied primary sources as well as short histories and correspondence between the Kew Historical Society and the Historic Buildings Preservation Council when it was proposed to demolish the church. Following the demolition of the Church, an aged care facility - Bodalla - was erected (since demolished). The file contains some information on Bodalla and a foundation stone relating to the former Church which was placed on the site. In the file, there is a photocopy of a brass plaque from 1860 that refers to the architect being George Wharton and the builders Messrs. Leach & Bicknell.

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Archive File - Community Clubs (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a newspaper article/clipping from 2010 relating to an event held by the Kew Toastmasters.

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Archive File - Community Centre (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence between office-bearers of the Kew Historical Society and the City of Kew relating to the possibility of purchasing historic buildings from demolition and for use as a community centre and historical society premises or museum. Properties discussed included 14/16 Princess Street and the hall (Neama) on the site of St Paul’s School.

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Archive File - COLQUHOUN Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the Colquhoun family. The Colquhoun family lived at Swinton in Kew. Most of the material, including a Catalogue published by the Castlemaine Art Gallery focuses on Archie and Amalie Colquhoun.

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Archive File - COLEBATCH, Dr. John

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Dr. John Colebatch AO (1909-2005) who in addition to his pioneering medical discoveries/practices became a resident of Kew and a member/vestryman of Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Kew (Vic). The article was adapted from one originally published in the Trinity Times in 2000.

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Archive File - Country Women's Association (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a newspaper article/clipping about a branch of the CWA established in Kew in 2015.

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Archive File - Clifton House [Studley Park Road, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a transcribed copy of a sale notice from 1867 of Clifton House, later demolished by George Ramsden to build Byram (aka Goathland, Tara Hall etc).

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Archive File - CLARK, Geoffrey

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Geoffrey Clark, a foundation member of the Kew Historical Society in 1958. The file contains a death notice and a letter from his sister, Nola Westaway, as well as many pages of handwritten notes written by Geoffrey Clark between 1977-1979. Geoffrey Clarke was Honorary Auditor from 1965-70 and Treasurer until 1979.

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Archive File - Clarence House (180 Cotham Road, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a white metal badge “CLARENCE” from Clarence House girls’ school at 180 Cotham Road, Kew (Vic). An inscribed envelope accompanying the badge notes that: 180 Cotham Road, Kew. Built by Mr Justice A’Beckett. Later “Clarence House” school (a girls’ school) run by Misses Wymond. (This house was then owned but apparently not occupied by Jess and George Reed.)’

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Archive File - Kew, City of - Municipal Collection

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the Civic Collection of the City of Boroondra, including policy documents (1997-2002), correspondence from Jill O’Brien relating to the Municipal Collection owned by the former City of Kew (including a reference to the mayoral photographs, 1999,) being returned to be hung in the Kew Library.

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Archive File - Citizen's Advice Bureau (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the Kew Citizens Advice Bureau that was located at the City Hall, Cotham Road, Kew. The file includes various items including a newsletter from 1979, minutes of meetings of the Bureau in 1979, a meeting relating to ‘Kewcare’, and a document from 1975 entitled ‘Kew-Hawthorn Information System', which lists the areas (eg derelicts, drug dependency, firewood for aged etc) covered by the Bureau.

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 - Churches (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about varying churches in Kew and Kew East. A number of articles relate to the Kew Congregational Church in Walpole Street Kew (Vic), demolished in 1978.

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 - CHARLWOOD, Arthur

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the Charlwood family who arrived in Kew on the ‘Success’ in 1850. In 1888, the family built four two-storey houses at 25-31 Gellibrand Street. The file contains a nine-page biographical account of Arthur Charlwood’s origin in England, his migration to Victoria and his life and businesses in Melbourne. The photocopied account was written by Don Charlwood and donated to the Society in 1981 by Mrs Sewell. A copy of Don Charlwood’s ‘Settlers Under Sail’ is 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 - Charleville (Cotham Road, Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Ross House (originally Charleville) in Cotham Road Kew. The articles date from 1988. They contain information about the size of the house and its key features as well as its owners.

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 - Chandler Park (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing an extract from a Boroondara Bulletin (2016) outlining community feedback on the concept for a wetland at Chandler Park in 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.