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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

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

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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Opening Hours

Fridays & Saturdays 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Entry Fee

Free entry

Location

Level 1, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Russell, Emma, 'Kew Historical Society Significance Assessment | Collection', History@Work, 2018

Cameron Auty 26 April 2016 9:48 AM

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

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2343 items

Costume - Evening Dress, Brown & Gold Acetate, 1980

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Brown acetate evening gown, and floor-length evening coat retailed by Bianca, Sydney, and manufactured under licence to Henry Chavan, Lyon & Paris. The sheer fabric of the coat is decorated by the use of pile weave, forming a floral pattern of velvet outlined in gold thread.

Historical information

This example of evening wear from 1980 is one of two pieces in the collection owned and worn by Kaye Cole.This dress was bought for and worn by Cr Kaye Cole, Mayor of Kew 1979/80, to a Mayoral Dinner on Friday 25 July 1980. An accompanying seating plan lists the attendees including the Governor of Victoria, the Victorian Premier, State and Federal parliamentary representatives and distinguished guests from neighbouring municipalities. The evening dress was donated to the Society by Kaye Cole on the occasion of an interview on 6 August 2018 relating to the period on which she served on Kew Council as a representative of North Ward (1973-6) and Prospect Ward (1978-85) and her achievements as mayor.

Significance

The dress is extremely well provenance and can be linked to an important event in Kew's history.

Costume - Cocktail Dress & Coat: Satin & Organza, 1960s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Gold embroidered dress and organza coat, the latter held by a large button at the neck. The outfit is part of the Sartori collection donated in 2006.

Costume - Evening Dress, Floral Crepe, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Full length floral crepe evening dress with squared neck and short puffed sleeves.

Costume - Dress: Blue Rayon with Full Pleated Skirt, 1950s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Sky blue ballerina length dress

Costume - Outerwear, Sanfor, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

White cotton apron dress with blue trim, with a label on the inside collar "Sanfor". Sanfor refers to Sanforization which was a process used to treat cotton fabrics, patented by Sanford Lockwood Cluett (1874–1968) in 1930. It is a method of stretching, shrinking and fixing the woven cloth in both length and width before cutting and producing, to reduce the shrinkage which would otherwise occur after washing. The items was donated by Teresa Mayer.

Costume - Red Lace Evening Dress, & Matching Red Velvet Jacket, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Long burgundy machine-made lace evening dress with a separate red underslip. The dress is currently paired with a red velvet jacket and belt which it is believed was part of the original donation by Teresa Mayer.

Costume - Dress: Pink Floral Voile / attrib., Miss Moonies Shop, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pink floral voile day dress, beloved to have been bought from the Miss Moonies Shop in Melbourne. The dress has a tie at the waist in the same fabric ending in small wooden clogs. Th dress was donated by Elaine Chenoweth.

Costume - Dress - Purple Rayon / by Scotchco of Melbourne, 1950s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Plum coloured single piece dress, belted at the waist, with a belt covered with the same fabric. It has pearl buttons. The dress was retailed by Scotchco of Melbourne

Costume - Cocktail Dress: Beige Crepe / by Deja Petite, 1960s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Beige tricel and viscose knee-length cocktail dress with pleating and an abstract fabric flower of the same material on the right front. The dress was reatiled by Deja Petite of Melbourne.

Costume - Cocktail Dress: Grey Silk & Lace, Margeaux of Melbourne, 1950s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Knee length short sleeved grey silk and grey tulle cocktail dress with an attached outer covering of patterned lace of a lighter grey colour. The garment has the label of ‘Margeaux Regd. Imported fabric’. There is a zip at the back. There is some discoloration (due to sun damage?) to the lace at the shoulders. Margeaux specialised in the production of "high-class cocktail and evening wear" (The Age, 17 March 1956).

Costume - Evening Dress: Green Crepe

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Long lime green crepe evening dress with a silk lining of the same colour. At the neckline is a narrow band of pale brown/pink commercial lace. The very narrow shoulder straps are a similar shade of brown/pink. The dress features a closure at the back that is fastened with press-studs.

Tableware - Coffee Set: French Porcelain, 19th Century

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Continental porcelain coffee set of 5 cups, 6 saucers, a coffee pot, sugar bowl & lid and matching tray, once owned by the Dods family and donated in 2006.

Significance

An item of historical interest donated by members of the Dods family in 2006. The Dods-Ferguson Collection includes a number of items once in the possession of the families related to or descended from two mayors of Kew: Cr. Hugh Ferguson and Cr. Frederick Dods.

Ephemera - Red Leather Bookmark, United Sunday Schools' Demonstration, Melbourne, 6 May 1901

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Embossed red leather bookmark commemorating the 'United Sunday Schools Demonstration' in St Kilda Road in 1901 to welcome the Prince and Princess of Wales to open the first Commonwealth Parliament in the Royal Exhibition Building.

Historical information

SUNDAY SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION. With three times three we coo-ee, The Prince we meet again; Our Princess May we welcome, With heart and voice amain. This was the welcome of the children of the Melbourne Sunday schools. The greeting came from over 30,000 youthful voices to the accompaniment of as many waving flags of diminutive size, held by the children. Probably not one of those who sang so lustily had witnessed the previous visit of his Royal Highness; or knew anything of it except as a traditional event, but the sentiment was a good and proper one all the same. The children were massed on the rising ground in the Domain, and apparently the long wait was not at all wearying. It was to most of them a huge picnic. They lunched on the grass, and filled in the intervening lime with games such as the juvenile heart delights in. At intervals something approaching order, was observed, and then songs, which have been in rehearsal for some weeks past, were sung under the baton of Mr. D. R. Davies, musical director, and to the lead of a united brass band of over a hundred instrumentalists under Bandmaster E; T. Code. A solo was also sung by Mr. H. J. Floyd. At all times the scene was an exceedingly animated one. Most of the children were attired in light costumes, and those in whose dress there was some color provided the necessary variety to make up a most picturesque scene. Probably there were nearly 35,000 adults and children at this spot. They occupied the frontage to St. Kilda-road, from Government House gates to the intersecting thoroughfare beyond. As the children were confined to the high ground, there was a green strip in front of them, and the dark green of the fir trees at the top of the slope made a most suitable background. Between these two lines of even coloring the children, with the easy freedom of youth, made perhaps as pretty a feature of the pageant as could be found anywhere in the whole route of the procession." (The Age, Tues 7 May 1901, p.6)

Significance

This tiny battered piece of ephemera recording the United Sunday School Demonstration of 1901 must once have been exceedingly common, however in the context of the growing collection that the Society has relating to the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament in Melbourne it has historic and social significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

"United Sunday Schools Demonstration, Melbourne Australia, Melbourne May 6 1901"

Glasses - Decimal Currency Conversion Glasses, circa 1966

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pair of transfer printed glasses with decimal currency converters printed on them.

Historical information

Presumably made around the time that Australia switched from Imperial to Decimal Currency in 1966 to aid the householder make quick conversions.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Bookends - Pair of Bookends, Wood, 1930s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pair of matching wooden bookends featuring a yacht against clouds and an orange sky.

Weighing Instrument - Pocket Balance: MR Product [Made in Australia}

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small hanging scales at the top of which there is a metallic ring to fasten the object. This is attached to the main body which on one side has measurements inscribed into the metal surface. Inside the body is a spring loaded mechanism which moves along the scales when weight is added to a hook at the bottom of the shaft. [Ed. The maker's initials have not to date been identified.]

Inscriptions & Markings

"Pocket Balance / MR Product / Made in Australia"

Photograph - No.2 [Steam] Roller, Kew City Council

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small black and white photograph of a steamroller used by the City of Kew in road construction from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reverse of photo: "KCC No 2 Roller 607S". Accompanying note: "20/3/84 Gift to the Society from Mr [?] who was K.C.C. [Kew City Council] driver of this "monster". Kew City Council No.2 Roller. Used in street construction 1950. Roller probably 1930 era."

Footwear Accessory - Boot hook: Bone, Chrome & Steel

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small chrome plated steel hook with bone panels riveted to either side of the handle.

Scrapbook - Scrapbook: Newspaper Articles / compiled by Dorothy Rogers, 1934

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Leather bound scrapbook, part of the Dorthy Rogers Collection, embossed in gilt with the initials "G.S. Melbourne" on the cover. The folding of the pages allows for reading from the font or back. The scrapbook includes early newspaper cuttings dating from the 1930s.

Historical information

Following the death of the Dorothy Rogers, a donation of material relating to the historian and her family was made to the Historical Society by her sons. The minutes of the Society record that they were originally placed with the City of Kew for safekeeping. The Society's minutes record gradual discoveries of items from the collection, including this scrapbook, by later researchers.

Significance

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Photographic Negative - Lithograph: John Hodgson / by Ludwig Becker (1808-?61)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photographic negative of a lithograph of the Melbourne and Studley Park pioneer John Hodgson, accompanied by a letter from the donor, Jean Uhl.

Historical information

Donation includes a letter, dated 12 June 1983 from June Uhl to Mrs [Thea] Sartori referring to research about John Hodgson and the naming of Studley Park.

Inscriptions & Markings

Envelope: "John Hodgson painted* by Ludwig Becker 1855. Photographed by State Library of Victoria from original held by Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Kew Historical Society from Jean Uhl." Editor note: Incorrect attribution. The Becker oil painting is held in the City Collection, City of Melbourne. This negative is of a lithograph based on a drawing of Hodgson, made by L. Becker circa 1855.

Architectural Fragments - Chips From Old Law Courts, Russell Street (Melb)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Matchbox containing architectural fragments from the old law courts [Supreme Court] in Russell Street. The matchbox has a label on the front and more detailed information included in a note inside the box. The item is believed to have belonged to the historian Dorothy Rogers.

Historical information

The law court buildings on the corner of Russell and La Trobe Streets (Melbourne) were later to house the Supreme Court of Victoria. The law courts were built in 1842. The inscription by Dorothy Rogers [sic] incorrectly describes the builders as Swanson Bros., who instead were the builders of the later Magistrates Court on the same site.

Inscriptions & Markings

Exterior "Chips from the old law courts Russell St." Inside: "Court House built by Swanson Bros in 1842 of Moorabool Stone & opened 1st time [sic] in 1843. Stone composed of tiny shells".

Medallion - Vice President, Kew Heights Bowling Club

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pendant medallion hanging from a blue enamel bar with the title 'Vice President'. The green red and gold medallion of the Kew Heights Bowling Club includes a centrally positioned representation of an eagle holding a bowling ball.

Historical information

Vice President medallion belonging to Saul Spielmann donated to the Society by his wife Shirley.

Medallion - Secretary, Kew Bowling Club

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pendant medallion hanging from a blue enamel bar with the title 'SECRETARY' The medallion is in green, red, black and gold enamel, the colours of the Kew Bowling Club..

Historical information

Secretary's medallion belonging to Saul Spielmann donated to the Society's by his wife Shirley.

Medallions - Life Member, Kew & Kew Heights Bowling Clubs

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black enamel bar with the words 'LIFE MEMBER' highlighted in gold. From the bar hang two multicoloured enamel medallions, the earlier for the Kew Bowling Club and the latter for the Kew Heights Bowling Club.

Historical information

Life membership medallions belonging to Saul Spielmann, donated to the Society by his wife Shirley in 2016.

Trophies - Embossed Glass Trophies, Kew Bowling Club

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

2 glasses awarded as trophies to Saul Spielmann

Bell - Hand Bell, Brass & Wood, Lioness Club of Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Brass hand bell used as a gong by the Lioness Club of Kew (1979-1988), engraved with the names of their past presidents. The wooden striker was made by Ray Boothroyd at a later date.

Historical information

Following the dissolution of the Club in 1988, the bell was donated to the Kew Historical Society by Prue Molnar.

Dinnerware - Cups & Saucers, City of Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A large collection of cups and saucers, each bearing a transfer pattern of the City of Kew logo. There are 31 cups and 44 saucers.

Historical information

Cups and saucers used at functions by the former City of Kew, before 1994.

Dinnerware - Tea Cup, Saucer & Plate, Ridgways, circa 1880

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Glazed earthenware tea cup, saucer and plate with transfer printed decoration, using the 'Hawthornden' pattern by Ridgways. The underneath of each item bears the maker's mark and a pattern registration date for April 1880.

Photograph - Framed Print: His Majesty King George V / after John Berrie

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Large official framed colour print of King George V in military uniform. The linked article by Laura Cook, published by the AWM in 2017 gives a history of the original Berrie portrait and reproductions.

Historical information

The original oil portrait is held by the Australian War Memorial.

Inscriptions & Markings

"His Majesty King George V"

Cerificate - Award of Appreciation: Kew Historical Society, 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed certificate awarded to the Society by the RHSV recognising 59 years of organisational membership.

Toy - Kiddicraft: Billie and His Seven Barrels, 1950

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Boxed children's toy, suitable for children 2-2.5 years, donated by Miss Jean Woollard circa 1997.

Puzzle - Children's Puzzle, Wood & Paint, circa 1950s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

One of a pair of wooden puzzles used in the Denmark Street Baby Health Centre in Kew.

Historical information

In August, 1920, The Kew Town Council decided to establish a Baby Health Centre in Kew. The first Centre was opened in a room in the Town Hall in Walpole Street on 5 November 1920. In May 1939, the Railway Commissioners agreed to lease a site at the Kew Railway Station for a Baby Health Centre for a term of 21 years at 3 pounds per annum. A building, designed by Roland Chipperfield, was erected, and the Centre previously conducted at the Town Hall transferred there. This became known as the Denmark Street Baby Health Centre. (Cr. W.D. Vaughan, Kew’s Civic Century, W.D. Vaughan Pty Ltd., Kew, 1960, pp.96 & 97.)

Puzzle - Children's Puzzle, Wood & Paint, circa 1950s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

One of a pair of wooden puzzles used in the Denmark Street Baby Health Centre in Kew.

Historical information

In August, 1920, The Kew Town Council decided to establish a Baby Health Centre in Kew. The first Centre was opened in a room in the Town Hall in Walpole Street on 5 November 1920. In May 1939, the Railway Commissioners agreed to lease a site at the Kew Railway Station for a Baby Health Centre for a term of 21 years at 3 pounds per annum. A building, designed by Roland Chipperfield, was erected, and the Centre previously conducted at the Town Hall transferred there. This became known as the Denmark Street Baby Health Centre. (Cr. W.D. Vaughan, Kew’s Civic Century, W.D. Vaughan Pty Ltd., Kew, 1960, pp.96 & 97.)

Photograph - Display: Children's Health, Kew Library, 2017

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Display sourced from the Society's and private collections, curated by Les Littlechild, illustrating historical aspects of children's health in Kew.

Photograph - Kew Baptist Church Kindergarten, Alexandra Gardens (Kew), circa 1946

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Kew Baptist Church Kindergarten Xmas break up in the Alexandra Gardens, Cotham Road, Kew, circa 1946.The donor's brother Ted Brock is in the very middle, looking at the camera.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Around the Bend ~ Asylums on the Yarra, Kew Court House, 2017

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photographs of the opening night of the exhibition on asylums by the Yarra, organised as part of the Kew Festival 2017.

Photograph - House: 31 Miller Grove (Kew)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph of 31 Miller Grove, a house once owned and lived in by two nationally significant Australian women: firstly Marie Dalley (first female Mayor of Kew), and secondly the sculptor Leopoldine Mimovich.

Photograph - Streetscape: Kew, 2017

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph of the junction of Cotham Road and High Street, Kew.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Performing Arts 1940-1970, Kew Court House, October 2017

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photos of the third Kew Historical Society exhibition at the Kew Court House for 2017, focusing on aspects of performing arts in Kew from the 1940s to the 1970s

Photograph - Community Heritage Grant Awards Ceremony, Canberra, 29 Oct 2017

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Kew Historical Society Archivist receiving a Community Heritage Grant award on behalf of the Society at a ceremony in Canberra to conduct a Significance Assessment.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Victorian Fashion, Villa Alba, 2016

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Series of born digital images of a lecture and an exhiition at the Villa Alba Museum in 2016 of Victorian era costumes, largely drawn from the Coombs Collection of the Society. The mounting of the costumes was made possible by a City of Boroondara Strengthening Communities grant for 2015-16. Most of the costumes displayed here are separately catalogued on Victorian Collections.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Victorian Fashion, Kew Court House, 2016

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Series of born digital images of an exhiition at the Kew Court House in 2016 of Victorian era costumes, largely drawn from the Coombs Collection of the Society. The mounting of the costumes was made possible by a City of Boroondara Strengthening Communities grant for 2015-16. Each of the costumes displayed here is separately catalogued on Victorian Collections.

Photograph - Monthly Meeting: The Weirs of Princess Street, 11 April 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Display of seven costumes from the Weir collection dating from the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s used as a display at the 11 April 2018 monthly meeting at which the speakers were Jillian Rigby, Robert Baker and Suzanne McWha. The topic was the Weirs of Princess Street (Kew). The dresses form part of the Kew Historical Society Australian fashion collection and are catalogued individually.

Photographs {Series] - House: 1 Tara Avenue, Kew, 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Two storey house at 1 Tara Avenue, sold in 2018 and to be demolished in 2019.

Photographs [Series] - Chandler Highway Bridge Construction, August 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The second of a series of photographs taken in July/August 2018 recording work on the old and new Chandler Highway Bridges.

Photographs [Series] - Chandler Highway Bridge Construction, July 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The first of a series of photographs taken in July/August 2018 recording work on the old and new Chandler Highway Bridges.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Water H20, Kew Court House, 6 July 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A series of photographs of objects and pictures of the second exhibition at the Kew Court House for 2018, mounted by the Kew Historical Society.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Traders of Kew, Kew Court House, July 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A series of photographs taken of current traders and members of the Society at the opening of the first exhibition for 2018 of the Kew Historical Society in its rooms at the Kew Court House. The exhibition was one of the Society's events at the annual Kew Festival. Honoured guests included Robert Stewart, Mr & Mrs Toscano, and Angela Pakula.

Photograph - Monthly Meeting: James Nicolas ~ 'Fairyland', August 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph of the presenter, James Nicolas, the author of a publication on 'Fairyland' speaking to members at the August 2018 meeting.

Photographs [Series] - Monthly Meeting: Show & Tell, July 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photographs of exhibits and exhibitors at the July 2018 monthly meeting of the Kew Historical Society, which took the form of a 'Show & Tell' by members.

Photographs [Series] - 60th Anniversary Meeting, Kew Historical Society, September 2018

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

AGM of the Kew Historical Society coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Society. The guest speaker was the Mayor of Kew, Cr. Jim Parke, while the patron of the Society, Sir Gus Nossal made presentations and cut the birthday cake. Presentations in recognition of service were made to Assoc. Prof. Don Garden, Brad Miles, and David Benwell.

Historical information

The Kew Historical Society was founded at a meeting called by the Kew Association in September 1958 at the home of Cr. WHS Dickinson, who was to become the first president of the Society.

Photograph - Wedding Party

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Group portrait at an unidentified wedding. The photographers name is included on the mount: A.H. Williams, South Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria records that he was 'active' between 1899-1935.

Inscriptions & Markings

"A.H. Williams, South Melbourne"

Photograph - The Dance

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Group portrait of attendees at a dance in a hall. The costumes worn by the women would indicate that the photograph was taken between 1919 and 1925.

Photograph - Woman

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Circular portrait in a square mount of an unidentified woman, circa 1900-1910

Photograph - Three Boys

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Faded sepia studio photograph of three unidentified boys, the oldest boy dressed in a quasi-military uniform. The photographer is named as G.L. Massingham ( (George Leake), active 1866-1921), of View Street, Bendigo (and Geelong), active in View Street from 1901 (to ca.1921.)

Photograph - High Street (Kew), circa 1900

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small inscribed (later) copy of High Street from Kew Junction

Inscriptions & Markings

"High Street Looking Up From Kew Junction"

Costume - Gaiters: Wool, Leather & Metal

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pair of knee-high tweed woollen gaiters with attached leather straps and metal buckles to tie around each foot

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition ~ Josiah Earl Barnes: The Embarkation Photographer, Kew Court House, 2015

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital series of photographs of an exhibition focusing on the World War I work of the Kew photographer, Josiah Earl Barnes, also known as 'the embarkation photographer'. All the images in the exhibition were lent by three of his descendants. The exhibition formed the Kew Historical Society's major contribution to the Gallipoli and Beyond Commemorations.

Photograph - Irena Higgins

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black and white photograph of Irena Higgins, donated by her daughter as part of the Irena Higgins Collection.

Historical information

Born in Polish Ukraine in 1914, Irena Higgins completed her degree in social work at the University of Lwow. Migrating to Australia in 1939, she lived in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney before moving with her family to Melbourne in 1945. She initially worked at the Victorian Society for Crippled Children, then in 1951, applied for a mental health position at the Kew Cottages. Her appointment also involved working as a social worker at Willsmere. In these pioneering roles, she was the first social worker employed by the Victorian Mental Health Authority to work with children with an intellectual disability. She remained at Kew for seventeen years, becoming Senior Social Worker with a staff of three other social workers, a secretary and a number of aides. Two of Irena’s significant innovations at Kew were the establishment of a Parents’ Association, and the development of a network of volunteers trained to work with families in the community. Irena Higgins remained committed to social reform following her retirement, working actively to establish the first emergency housing in Kew. In 2016, Irena’s daughter Barbara Renowden donated a number of her papers to the Kew Historical Society. These documents constitute the Irena Higgins Collection.

Photographs [Series] - Display: Model Kitchen of the 1920s, Kew Library, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

One of two photographs of a display at the Kew Library, curated by Les Littlechild featuring items from the Kew Historical Society's and from private collections, of a model 1920s kitchen in Kew.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition - Beyond the Gate 1840-1930, Kew Court House, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

One of a series of born digital photographs of the framed photographs in the exhibition which explored thirteen historic houses in Kew using old and contemporary photographs. The Houses included: Turanville, D'Estaville, Ivy Grange,Tarring, Charleville, Ramornie, Dalsraith, Heald Lawn, and the James Beament House. Each house was selected as representative of a particular decade. The curators of the exhibition were Robert Baker, Kerry Fairbank and Tony Michael. New photgraphs of architectural features were taken with the permission of the owner of the house.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Kew From Above, Kew Court House, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A born digital photograph of members and guests at the exhibition opening. Photo 1: L-R Terryl de Lacey, Janet Walker, Don Garden Photo 2: Les Littlechild, Sue Littlechild, Ian Job, ..., ... Photo 3: John Torpey, Slavka Jelovac

Photograph - Sign, Kew Croquet Club, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of a sign advertising the Kew Croquet Club in Victoria Park, Kew.

Photographs [Series] - Exhibition: Sport in Kew, Kew Court House & Kew Library, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

One of a series of born digital photographs of an exhibition mounted at the Kew Court House and or Kew Library in 2014 involving photographs and artefacts from the Kew Croquet Club, the Kew Football Club, the Kew Golf Club, the Green Acres Golf Club and the North Kew Tennis Club.

Photograph - Members, Kew Croquet Club, 2014

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Born digital image of members of the Kew Croquet Club, photographed for an exhibition on Sport in Kew, held at the Kew Court House in 2014.

Photograph - Kew Croquet Club, Victoria Park (Kew), 2014

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Born digital image of a seat at the Kew Croquet Club.

Photograph - Kew Croquet Club, Victoria Park (Kew), 2014

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Born digital image of the interior of the Kew Croquet Club.

Photograph - Kew Croquet Club, Victoria Park (Kew), 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of the exterior of the Kew Croquet Club in Victoria Park, Kew.

Photograph - Harriers' Pavilion, Victoria Park (Kew), 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of the exterior of the renovated Harriers' Pavilion at Victoria Park (Kew)

Photograph - Display: Farming in Kew, Kew Library, 2014

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of a display in the Kew Library of historic photographs and items relating to farming in Kew. The display was mounted using Kew Historical Society images and artefacts.

Photograph - Grave of George Wharton, Boroondara General Cemetery, 2013

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of the grave and headstone of the architect George Wharton in the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery, 2013. George Wharton created the first survey of Kew and was elected the Municipality's first Chairman in 1861.

Photograph - Vicarage, Holy Trinity Church (Kew) 2013

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Born digital image of the facade of the bluestone vicarage in Pakington Street (Kew), designed by Charles Vickers.

Photographs [Series] - Display: Kew High School, Kew Library, 2013

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Three born digital images of an exhibition of items significant to the history of Kew High School. The exhibition was curated by Val Bourke of the Kew Historical Society, and located in the Kew Library.

Photograph - Dr Frederick Stamp, Medical Superintendent, Willsmere Mental Hospital, 1981-1988

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. Cyril Burt, Medical Superintendent, Willsmere Mental Hospital, 1967-1977

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. H. Bower, Medical Superintendent, Kew Mental Hospital, 1956-1966

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. James V. Ashburner, Medical Superintendent, Kew Mental Hospital, 1952-1955

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. Retallick, Medical Superintendent, Kew Mental Hospital, 1950-1952

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. Henry Rogerson, Medical Superintendent, Kew Mental Hospital, 1938-1949

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr Joseph T Hollow, Medical Superintendent, Kew Hospital for the Insane, 1924

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - R. Gamble, Medical Superintendent, Kew Hospital for the Insane, 1910-1922

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Walter H. Barker, Medical Superintendent, Kew Hospital for the Insane, 1905-1910

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - William Lowell Mullen (1861-1912), Medical Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1902-1905

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - William Beattie Smith, Medical Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1899-1902

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - James Vernon McCreery, Medical Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1883-1889

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. Thomas Thomson Dick, Medical Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1877-1883

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Photograph - Dr. Alexander P. L. Robertson, Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1872-1877

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Folder - Willsmere News 'n Views

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Green plasticised ring binder containing copies of Willsmere News 'n Views. The folder forms part of the Dr. Fred Stamp Collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. These collected newsletters comprise one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Folder - Willsmere Newsletters, 28 Feb 1986-88

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Green plasticised ring binder containing copies of the Willsmere Newsletters from 28 Feb 1986. The folder forms part of the Dr. Fred Stamp Collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. These collected newsletters comprise one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Document - Willsmere Hopital (Kew Mental Hospital) Centenary Souvenir Brochure, 1872-1972

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A photocopy of the Willsmere Hospital (Kew Mental Hospital) Centenary Souvenir Brochure, 1872-1972. The Society also has an original copy in its collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This photocopied brochure is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Document - Staff Handbook, Willsmere Hospital, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Printed Staff Handbook for use at the Kew [Willsmere] Mental Hospital. The image on the cover is dated [19]79, so the handbook post-dates that year.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This Numerical Register was one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Manuscript - Numerical Register [Surgical Unit, Kew Mental Hospital], 1969-1983

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Leather bound register listing the numbers of male and female resident staff, male and female patients in the Surgical Unit between December 1969 and June 1983. The manuscript forms part of the Dr. Fred Stamp Collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This Numerical Register was one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on spine "Numerical Register / Kew"

Photographs - Envelope of Photographs: Kew [Willsmere] Mental Hospital

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

83 black & white and colour photographs of the Kew Mental Hospital, its patients, its environs, and the 1972 Centenary celebrations. A number of photographs in the envelope are duplicate copies. Some have information inscribed on the reverse. Those to be published separately are deemed to be unique and or significant. The photos form part of the Dr. Fred Stamp Collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. These photographs were one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one group. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Album - Photo Album: Kew [Willsmere] Mental Hospital, 1872-c.1965

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Red leather photographic album containing 43 images of the Kew Mental Hospital from its origins until ca. 1965. Within the album, there are a range of photos of various sizes. Photos are typically labelled by date, especially within decade. The photos are of varying quality and historical significance. the subject of the photos in the album include architectural features, internal and external environments, patients and staff. Those to be published separately are deemed to be unique and or significant. The album forms part of the Dr. Fred Stamp Collection.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This item was one of a number donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. 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 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Architectural Perspective Sketch - City of Kew Municipal Depot, 1984

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Large colour perspective drawing of the new Kew Municipal Depot at 31-35 Hutchinson Street, Kew. The drawing was completed by W.A.D. Brodie in 1984 on behalf of the project consortium. In addition to the projected layout of the depot, the drawing includes details of the consortium drawn together to bid for the project: project managers - McGinley & Partners; consulting engineers - D. G. Hill & Harvey Pty Ltd; and project architects - Dorner Rice Pty Ltd.

Historical information

There have been a number of municipal depots in the former City of Kew (now part of the City of Boroondara). This perspective sketch by Dorner Rice Pty Ltd represents the original design of the depot at 31-35 Hutchinson Drive, on the grounds of the former Kew Mental Hospital. The large perspective drawing by W.A.D. Brodie in 1984 is an important record of the depot as originally designed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Architectural Perspective Sketch : City of Kew Municipal Depot: Perspective sketch : W.A.D. Brodie 1984 : McGinley & Partners Pty Ltd Project Managers : D.G. Hill & Harvey Pty Ltd Project Engineers : Dorner Rice Pty Ltd Project Architects

Architectural Perspective Sketch - Kew Civic Centre, 1970

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Hand-coloured perspective sketch of the new Kew Civic Centre, completed in 1972 to designs by A K Lines, MacFarlane & Marshall; and located on the corner of Charles Street and Cotham Road, Kew. The sketch represents the front elevation of the building and its relation to the preexisting Kew Civic Hall at right. The three storey building features strong vertical concrete buttresses that extend across the three levels.

Historical information

The Kew Civic Centre (A K Lines, MacFarlane & Marshall, 1972) was built next to the Kew Civic Hall (C Leith & Bartlett, 1960) on the site of the former mansion Ordsall (later renamed South Esk). Whereas the entrance to the Civic Hall was positioned off Civic Drive, the main entrance to the Civic Centre faced Cotham Road, as shown in the undated perspective drawing of the proposed building. The Civic Hall was used for public functions and performances, while the Civic Centre was used for civic offices. It also contained the Council Chamber. The building opened in 1972, following the relocation of the councillors and council officers from the former Town Hall in Walpole Street (now a Woolworth's supermarket). Following the amalgamation of the former City of Kew into the City of Boroondara in 1994, the Civic Centre was sold to Trinity Grammar School. The Civic Hall now houses the Kew Library. The exterior of the Centre has been modified by Trinity Grammar.

Significance

A report for Heritage Victoria (date) describes how two architectural firms dominated the designs for new civic buildings in Victoria during the post war period. The report calims that: "An interesting sub-theme in the erection of post-war municipal offices in Victoria is that a considerable proportion were designed by the same three or four Melbourne-based architectural firms, who established themselves as the leading specialists in this type of work. The two most prolific firms in this regard were A K Lines, MacFarlane & Marshall, and A C Leith & Bartlett; both, in fact, had made names for themselves as designers of local government offices prior to the Second World War. Lines' office, for example had designed the Eltham Shire Offices in 1941, while Leith's firm had been responsible for the celebrated Heidelberg Town Hall in 1937). Both practices parleyed this early experience into a lucrative post-war career, designing numerous municipals offices well into the 1970s." (Survey of Post-War Built Heritage in Victoria, Built Heritage Pty Ltd, 2010.) The perspective drawing importantly captures the original design and function of the exterior of the building and its public entrance.

Artwork - Villa, Mountain Grove [Kew] / by Joy Stewart

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pencil, pen and ink drawing of a Victorian villa in Mountain Grove, Kew by the artist Joy Stewart.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Mountain Grove, Kew"

Booklet - Train and Tram Time Table &c., Kew, circa 1898

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Small 30-page booklet containing a train and tram timetable for public transport in Kew (Vic). The booklet also contains a brief history of Kew and advertisements for local retailers. Pages can be viewed by scrolling through the attached images.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Gift of C.W. Fairhall, Box Hill, 1990"

Document - City of Kew, Municipal Library, Children's Section, 1953

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Original framed rules and regulations of the junior section of the Kew Library, dated 16.6.1953, authorised by the Mayor (W.E.R. Hope) and Town Clerk (W.D.Birrell). The document also lists opening hours of the Kew and East Kew branches.

Photograph - Junior Section, Kew Public Library, May 15th 1945

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Original photograph, in original frame, of the Junior Section of the Kew Public Library in Walpole Street, Kew. The photograph was taken by Stuart Tompkins who was the photographer of choice by the City of Kew from the 1930s to the 1960s. The details of the photograph are inscribed on the water-damaged mount, with the photographers signature at lower right. .

Manuscripts - The Indenture, Crown Portion 86 [Kew], otherwise known as 'The Morgan Deed', 1852

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed 1952 Indenture recording the sale of land in Kew to pioneering Kew families.

Historical information

This indenture once formed part of the City of Kew's Municipal Collection. Cr. W.D. Vaughan in his history 'Kew's Civic Century' (1960) records on page 194 that: "The original deed of conveyance of the land being all of Crown Portion 86, Kew, purchased by John Quick, James Venn Morgan, Samuel Derrick and William Derrick was presented by the Historical Society of Victoria on behalf of Mrs Fryer, a daughter of the later J.V. Morgan, to the [Kew] Council on August 5, 1941. Crown Portion 86, comprised all the land between Cotham Road and High Street to an alignment opposite the east boundary of Glenferrie Road. On it the first residential house was built by Mr. J.V. Morgan in 1852." Following the donation, the Indenture was surrounded by other original related text and explanatory notes and framed. The resulting framed documents are the largest framed objects in the collection.

Significance

The Indenture and the accompanying contextual documents are some of the most historically significant manuscripts to have survived since the settlement of Kew in the 1850s. They provide a link to Kew's most famous pioneering families.

Photograph - Anna Morgan (1823-1915)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Hand tinted photograph in a gilt frame of Anna Morgan (nee Chidgey), the wife of James Venn Morgan. Anna Morgan was the wife of one of Kew's earliest pioneers and landowners. She died in 1915.

Historical information

The first reference to the pair of Morgan portraits, of which this is one, occurs in the Society's minutes in 1978, in the context of the conservation of the portraits, which may have entered the collection at an earlier date.

Photograph - James Venn Morgan (1823-1923)

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Hand tinted photograph in a gilt frame of the Kew pioneer James Venn Morgan (1823-1923).

Historical information

The first reference to the pair of Morgan portraits, of which this is one, occurs in the Society's minutes in 1978, in the context of the conservation of the portraits, which may have entered the collection at an earlier date.

Photograph - Kew City Council Meeting 23.8.1955, Marie Dalley, O.B.E., J.P., Mayor

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed photograph of the Kew City Council at a meeting in the Council Chamber of the Walpole Street {Kew] Town Hall in August 1955; the Mayor Cr. Marie Dalley chairing the meeting. Names of the councillors and council staff are inscribed on the mount.

Historical information

Cr. Marie Dalley was the first female mayor of Kew in 1954-55. The photograph shows the interior of the Council Chamber in the 1950s.

Significance

An original photograph of Cr. Marie Dalley and councillors in 1955. The photograph was once part of the Municipal Collection of the former City of Kew and was presented to the Kew Historical Society before the move from the Walpole Street (Kew) Town Hall to new Civic offices in Charles Street in 1971.

Memorial Plaque - Cr. Sir Henry de C. Kellett Bart., 1924

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Bronze funeral plaque commemorating the life and death of Sir Henry de Castres Kellett, who was killed in a traffic accident in 1924. The plaque bears an extensive dedication and is mounted on a wooden mount that was previously attached to a wall in the Walpole Street [Kew] Town Hall .

Historical information

The plaque to Henry Kellett was originally mounted in the vestibule of the Kew Town Hall in Walpole Street

Significance

The plaque was once part of the Municipal Collection of the former City of Kew and was presented to the Kew Historical Society before the move from the Walpole Street (Kew) Town Hall to new Civic offices in Charles Street in 1971.

Inscriptions & Markings

"City of Kew Victoria [logo] / Erected in Memory of / Cr. Sir Henry de C. Kellett Bart. / Accidentally Killed Whilst Engaged / On Municipal Duty 20th June 1924 / A Tribute to His Faithful Service as / Councillor for Forty Years 19884-1924"

Photograph - Centenary Celebrations, Kew "Strong Post" St Kilda Road, 1934

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed and glazed photograph on its original inscribed mount and original frame of the Kew "Strong Post" in St Kilda Road on the occasion of the visit to Melbourne of the Duke of Gloucester. The photograph has two components, at the upper left is a photo of the royal carriage while the man photo shows the people of Kew on a decorated 'Strong Post' on St Kilda Road, along which the procession progressed. T

Historical information

Cr. W.D. Vaughan in 'Kew's Civic History' (1960) records that: "In connection with the Melbourne Centenary Celebrations in 1934, the Kew Council decided to organise a strong post as an appropriate gesture of welcome to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester. Also that the municipality be represented by a symbolic floral float in the Royal pageant. This was a striking entry and won first prize, and evoked much comment on account of its originality and truly Australian motif." The photograph of the Kew Strong Post was once part of the Municipal Collection of the former City of Kew and was presented to the Kew Historical Society before the move from the Walpole Street (Kew) Town Hall to new Civic offices in Charles Street in 1971.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Centenary Celebrations / Kew "Strong Post" St Kilda Road / On the occasion of the visit of / H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester / October 18th 1934."

Artwork - Pastel, Entrance to the Kew Cemetery / attrib. to Caroline Ethel Bell, circa 1892

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed pastel drawing, donated to the Kew Historical Society in 1965 of the entrance to Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery, believed to be drawn by the sister of the artist George Bell. The drawing shows one of the entrances to the Cemetery before the construction of the high brick wall in 1895. This would be consistent with the life of Caroline Bell (1872-1947). The artist's perspective is estimated to be near the west end of the cemetery, perhaps in Victoria Park.

Archive File - Kew Court House ~ 2000-2005

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about the heritage significance of the Kew Court House (and Police Station) in High Street, Kew. Most of the file contains correspondence between a number of interested parties including the Kew Historical Society which was leading the campaign to have the building/precinct preserved and used for community purposes. Letters and submissions include those from the Department of Treasury & Finance, Ray Tonkin (Heritage Victoria), Dr. Robert Dean MLA, Judith Voce, Hon David Davis MLC, John Lenders MP, Hon John Thwaites, Andrew McIntosh MLA and officers of the Kew Historical Society. The file also contains records of interview and memos and meeting minutes relating to the campaign.

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 campaign to preserve and redevelop the Kew Court House and Police Station began when the Victorian Government announced its intention to sell the properties comprising this heritage precinct. The Kew Historical Society mounted a community campaign to raise funds from the community for its preservation, with the support of the City of Boroondara. The funds raised by the Society were $500,000, which contributed to the buildings purchase and restoration. The community campaign was an exemplary example of heritage in action. The Society holds the complete documentation of this heritage campaign.

Archive File - Kew Court House ~ 1986-1989

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information relating to the Kew Post Office complex, including the Kew Court House and the Police Station. The correspondence between parties included the City of Kew, the Kew Historical Society, and the Victorian Government. Initially the correspondence related to the proposed use of the Court House as a Centre for the Society as it was being forced to vacate the Copy Shop (q.v) in Walpole Stret due to its impending demolition. Later correspondence relates to the proposed sale of the Court House by the Victorian Government.

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 campaign to preserve and redevelop the Kew Court House and Police Station began when the Victorian Government announced its intention to sell the properties comprising this heritage precinct. The Kew Historical Society mounted a community campaign to raise funds from the community for its preservation, with the support of the City of Boroondara. The funds raised by the Society were $500,000, which contributed to the buildings purchase and restoration. The community campaign was an exemplary example of heritage in action. The Society holds the complete documentation of this heritage campaign.

Archive File - Children's Cottages, Kew ~ Fire

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

TBC

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 - Children's Cottages, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

TBC

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 - Kew Civic & Community Centre Movement

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

TBC

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 - Kew, City of ~ Publications

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Empty 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 - Kew, City of ~ Proclamation

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Kew was declared a City in 1921. The archive file contains two items relating to this proclamation: a photocopy of newspaper pictures showing Lord Stradbroke declaring Kew a City (Weekly Times, 19 March 1921 and a brochure produced in 1921 by Council to commemorate the event. [The Society also has famed and unframed photographs of the 1921 Kew Council in the pictures 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 - Kew, City of ~ Memorabilia

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

TBC

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 - Kew, City of ~ Management

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Kew in Victoria was declared a City in 1921, and remained so until it was amalgamated into the City of Boroondara in 1994. This is a single large archive file, primarily comprised of Kew Council documents, a number of which date from an earlier period. Interesting early primary sources include: 1914 Amendments to the Local Government Act of 1903 [copy owned by Mr W.J. Muntz C.E.]; a Cleansing Contract [for the removal of night-soil] (1913); an Annual Statement of Accounts (1923); and By-Law No.66 (1939) [relating to the “Erection Construction and Removal of Buildings, Advertising Signs, Etc.”; and the Councillor’s Handbook (1939). In addition to these, later publications relate to Financial Statements (1986, 1987, 1988); Model Local Laws (1989); a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (1990); Mobile Bin Recycling Trial (1991); a School Project Kit (1991-2); and Committee Minutes (1992). There are also a number of newspaper articles/clippings on Council management issues

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 primary sources in this file are historically significant documents relating to the practices of local government in the 20th century.

Archive File - Kew, City of ~ Directories

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

TBC

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 - Kew, City of ~ Amalgamation, 1994

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The City of Kew was amalgamated into the City of Boroondara in 1994. The new city comprised the former Cities of Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell. This archive file contains primary sources and publications relating to the amalgamation. The earliest item in the file is a newspaper article/clipping from the Eastern Standard (1986) recording a request from Hawthorn Council to Kew Council to consider amalgamating. The file also includes other newspaper articles/cuttings (some undated) reporting on opposition to the amalgamation. An interesting item in the file is a photocopy of a coloured digital photograph of the members of the last Kew Council. [The original still has to be discovered]. The file also contains a commemorative edition of Kewriosity [magazine] (1994), which lists all the chairmen and mayors of Kew (1861-1994) and three copies of the City of Kew Final Commemorative Council Meetingb14 June 1994.

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 - Kew Chronicles

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing three copies of a periodical produced and distributed in Kew entitled ‘Kew Chronicles’ (1#2006, 3#2007). The file also erroneously contains a timeline of Kew’s history called ‘Kew Chronicle’.

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 - Kew, Centenary of ~ 1960

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

In 1960, the City of Kew celebrated its centenary. It had been constituted a separate muniviplaity in 1860 following its separation from the Kew Roads Board. The Kew Historical Society had been founded in 1958 to assist in the celebration of the anniversary. The Society’s main contribution was to author a 24-page booklet on Kew’s history. The archive file contains a copy of the book and a later separate index of its contents. Various copies of the book record their donor’s names - Margaret Bertuch (2005), Mr Keith Hobson (2007), Betty Huston. The file also contains a detailed three-page signed manuscript/typescript by Dorothy Rogers, noting her ‘Impressions of Functions During the Centenary, Kew, 13th to 18th December 1961’. The commentary lists all formal events during this period, including performances. Also in the file is an original copy of the order of business of the Committee of the Whole Council (23 Apr 1960), copies of centenary editions of newspapers (The Outer Circle Mirror 13 Dec 1960; The Free Press 18 Dec 1960 - donated by Margaret Bertuch)

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 - Kew Business Association

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Empty archive 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 - Kew Bowling Club

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file on the former Kew Bowling Club, founded in 1880 and amalgamated with the Auburn Height Bowling Club in 1998. The Club was located behind the Kew Recreation Hall at 12-16 Wellington Street, Kew. The file contains both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources include twelve annual reports (1984-85 to 1988-89; 1990-1 to 1996-87); sundry copies of the Club’s newsletter - ‘Kew View’ from the period 1980-95; magazines celebrating the inaugural and second annual ‘Kew Cup’ (1992-93); ephemera such as the programs for the Centenary Dinner (1980); the Club’s Constitution (1987); and research notes and newspaper articles/clippings. The file also includes two copies of the Club’s history. A number of documents relate to the proposed sale of the land by Boroondara Council in 2001

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 - Kew, Borough of ~ 1863-1911

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Kew was designated a borough in 1863 and remained so until declared a Town in 1911. The file contains copies of a research report by Andrew Frost on the work of Kew Council in this period in relation to the maintenance of streets.

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 - Kew Bands

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

There have been a number of Bands in Kew’s history. The archive file contains three newspaper articles/files on the Kew Citizen’s Band, the Kew Youth Band (1989-) and the Kew Band. Other references to bands and their histories are included in published local histories.

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 - Kew Association of Boroondara Inc.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

This archive file contains information about the second Kew Association, formed in 1974 to ensure that residents of Kew were adequately represented in the new amalgamated City of Boroondara. In 2000, the group mounted a case [unsuccessfully] for Kew to secede from the new City. The Discussion Paper for Secession is included in the file. The latest reference to the Association is a newspaper article form 2004. The file mainly contains proposals, agendas and minutes of meetings, and the Association’s Constitution. Many of its office bearers were active in other community groups.

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 - Kew Association

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file on ‘The Kew Association’ formed in 1974 as a separate group to the Kew Historical Society. Its constitution, which is filed, is general in nature. One part of the Association’s interests was the formation of a Historical Working Group to ‘examine historic buildings and other aspects of Kew’s history’. A founding member of the Society, Joy Stewart, was its convenor. By June 1974 it had 133 members. It differed from the Society in that it specifically aimed to improve Council services. One of its achievements was to begin a ‘historical home survey’ by street. The survey documents in the file list street name, number of house, side of street, size of house and general observations. Other information in the archive file includes correspondence, agendas, minutes etc. of the Association. As these only cover the years 1974-5, this may have been the period in which the group operated.

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Archive File - Kew Arts Association

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

The main item in this archive file is an original copy of the Kew Arts Festival Program for 1947. [Additional copies and programmes from other years are stored in the Performing Arts archive box.] The programme contains two pages of typed notes, which were used at the opening of the Festival by Cr Vaughan (sic). The program lists English Watercolours on loan from the National Gallery of Victoria, details of recitals, ballets, theatre and music. The event was held in the Kew Recreation Centre. Major performers listed in the program include Raymond Lambert, the Tin Alley Players, Margaret Sutherland, and the Melbourne Little Theatre.

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Archive File - Kew 125th Anniversary

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing multiple copies of souvenir editions of newspapers commemorating Kew’s 125th anniversary.

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Archive File - Kew Advertiser

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing photocopied information on Ralph Morwell Thomas (1896-1957), Ralph Ernest Augustus Hodges (1868-1942), Edward Frederick Goodall Hodges (1865-1935) from an unidentified source.

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Archive File - KERR, William Warren

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a 1-page summary of information on William Warren Kerr, compiled by his grandson Robert.

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Archive File - KENT-HUGHES, Sir Wilfrid

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing sundry newspaper articles dating from as early as 1923 relating to Wilfred Kent Hughes as well as items relating to his death and funeral. The latter examples of printed ephemera were customised to include messages from Edith Kent Hughes. The file includes correspondence between the Historical Society and Kent Hughes, some on parliamentary and Yarra Bend Park letterhead. The file includes a copy of the State Funeral Order of Service (1970).

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Archive File - KEMP, Henry H

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing historical notes on the architect Henry H. Kemp, summarised from a discussion with Mary Kemp, as well as a photocopy of a newspaper article on 7 Adeney Avenue, and a photocopy of Historic Environment Vol.2, No.2, 1882, containing an article by George Tibbits on “The So-Called Melbourne Domestic Queen Anne". The file includes an original business card used to send a greeting by Henry H Kemp, Heald Lawn East Kew, donated by Mr & Mrs Jean Dyke, 1981.

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Archive File - KELLETT, Henry de Castres

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing correspondence from 2014 regarding Cr Henry de Castres Kellett. The main Kellett file is housed in the archive in cabinet 01.08.

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Archive File - Karana, Walpole Street [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Karana Aged Care Community, including 2-page typed notes on the history of the facility. Also a query re its history.

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Archive File - Kane’s Bridge

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file that contains two newspaper articles with brief information about the history of the bridge.

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Archive File - JUST, Judge Gordon

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information about Judge Gordon Judge, after whom the Just Theatre at the Kew Court House was named. The file contains a typed address by Don Just, which refers to the family’s historical connections to Kew. The file also includes a number of copies of the order of his funeral service at Le Pines in 2011 and sundry notes and correspondence.

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Archive File - JUDGE, Dr. Cliff

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on Dr Cliff Judge. The file contains a newspaper obituary from 2002 by Howard Cooper and Astrid Judge.

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Archive File - JUDD Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing information on the Judd family, early pioneers of Kew, and owners of Park Hill (now in Hillcrest Avenue). The file contains an original subdivision brochure of the Park Hill Estate (1916) that includes a map of the subdivision, an early photo of the ten-roomed house. An undated letter accompanying the information refers to Miss Ina Balaam, the last descendant of the family to live in the house. The file also includes a photocopy of the obituary of Thomas Judd and a newspaper article/clipping from 1972, which includes a short history of the house and a photograph.

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Archive File - Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file including typed historical notes by Sue Leong on the Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain of 1897 which was once located on the apex of the triangular land bordered by Cotham Road and High Street which was subsequently relocated to the Alexandra gardens in the 1920s to make way for the Kew War Memorial.

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Archive File - JONES, Robert & Family

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a typed letter by David Jones, including reference to his forebears who lived in Woodford Avenue, then 152 Bulleen Road (1888-92) Kew. Thomas Jones had a tailor shop at 4 Cotham Road.

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Archive File - John Cannon House [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a photocopy of a newspaper article, and a for sale notice about/of 32 Marshall Avenue, Kew. John Cannon House was a hostel for deaf children, named, the Directorate, School Education sold it in 1993. [Photographs of the buildings are included on the Victorian Collections website.]

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Archive File - JELLIS, Thomas G

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing research and primary sources relating to T.G. Jellis and his family bakery in High Street, and later Studley Park Road, Kew. It includes a 1-page summary compiled by Elizabeth Mackie of an interview with his daughter Mrs Whitney, which was separately recorded on tape. A later document is a reminiscence of the bakery in Studley Park Road by Trevor D. Fiander of Ballan. This document includes drawings of the exterior and interior. [An article on the bakery can also be accessed in KHS Newsletter No.104 September 2013.

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Archive File - JAMES, Grace

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a letter from Grace James (2006) recording the clothing she made since the 1960s for her daughter Ceri, at the time of the donation of the collection to the Society. The letter records Grace James’ address as 4/1 Belmont Street, Surrey Hills VIC 3127. The list with the letter itemises the 14 items of clothing made by Grace James. The envelope in which the letter was sent also includes a description of three other items dating from the first half of the 20th century, which had been owned by relatives of Mrs James. There is a newspaper article/clipping in the files about her 90th birthday at Camberwell Green.

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Archive File - Ivy Grange, 1-3 Malmsbury Street [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing brief notes on the history of the Ivy Grange compiled from various sources plus correspondence and planning documents relating to plans submitted to the City of Kew to alter the portico facing Malmsbury Street, Kew. These plans predated the first Kew Urban Conservation Study (Sanderson, 1988). There is also one newspaper article relating to the sale of the house in 2005.

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Archive File - Iveagh, Studley Park Road [Kew]

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Archive file containing a 16-page manuscript recording the history of Iveagh in Studley Park Road, Kew from the earliest land sales to the ownership of the house by the Pallottine Fathers. Jean-Marie Labdanum and Dorothy Lyons created the manuscript in 1993 as part of a school research project. [There is also an article in KHS Newsletter 107, June 2014 by Kerry Fairbank on the history of the building].

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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.

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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).

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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.]

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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.

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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.

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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.