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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Founded in 1958, two years after the formation of the National Trust of Victoria, the Kew Historical Society is one of the oldest historical societies in Melbourne. The Society was formed to assist in the preparations for Kew’s 100th Anniversary in 1960. Today, the Society continues to work with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage. It publishes, in print and online, information and resources about Kew’s history, as well as organising events relevant to our heritage. The Society has been affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria since 1959, and works with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.

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Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria
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Opening Hours

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

Entry Fee

Free entry

Location

Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and the collection predates and postdates that year. The collection has sometimes grown gradually, or significantly, the latter through key donations (eg The Rogers Collection), or due to events such as the amalgamation of the former City of Kew into the new City of Boroondara in 1994. Many ‘civic’ items were donated before, during or after the amalgamation.

These records are digitised by the Kew Historical Society on Victorian Collections for the purposes of education and preservation. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.

Significance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Objects

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

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

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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Archive File - Institute of Early Childhood Development [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
institute of early childhood development - kew (vic)
kindergarten training - kew (vic)
mooroolbeek

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Indigenous Heritage [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
indigenous peoples - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Independent Order of Rechabites [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
friendly societies - rechabites - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - HUSTON, Betty

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
kew historical society - members
ruyton girls school - former students
sands & mcdougall pty ltd
sackville guest house
20 wimba avenue - kew (vic)
heather menzies
joan wardrop
olive hay-zakharov
valda vaughan
carr’s motor service
17 alfred street - kew (vic)
fay pearce
faye marles
st hilary’s - kew (vic)
r vernon francis
st hilary’s choir - kew (vic)
volunteer defence corps - kew east (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Human Services [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
social services - kew (vic)
local government amalgamations - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - HUGHES, W M ‘Billy’

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
billy hughes
australian prime ministers - w m hughes

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - HOWARD family

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
charles howard (1796-?)
ship - sir godfrey webster
ship - james watt
howardville - preston (vic)
elizabeth bennett
sarah pierce (?-1877)
patrick e cussen
charles james howard
helen mcpherson
frederick william howard
kate alsop
amelia howard
rowland macarthur
edward cussen ormond howard
margaret alsop
anne howard
john alsop
emma sarah howard
edward augustus atkyns

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Houses [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
myrtle hill (kew)
ellesmore - 80 princess street - kew (vic)
mynda - molesworth street - kew (vic)
stanhope - burke road - cotham road - kew (vic)
cradley - studley park road - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Household Lists & Accounts [Kew et al]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
lauriston - 7 laura street moonee ponds
60 normanby road - kew (vic)
george frederick frieberg
george william wray bennett
maxwell howard martin
bessie may martin
walter joseph martin
gertrude daisy martin

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - 'Houghton', Princess Street [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
houghton - princess street - kew (vic)
mrs vasey obe
kitty gahan
annie bowden
vasey newsletter

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

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Archive File - Hotels [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
hotels - kew (vic)
prospect hill hotel
clifton hotel - kew junction
greyhound hotel
woodman inn
harp of erin hotel
kew hotel,
e s clementson pty ltd
architects - melbourne
robert mcintyre - architect

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Horse Trough & Hitching Post [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
boroondara general (kew) cemetery
george bills
annis bills
horse transport - melbourne

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

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Archive File - Holy Trinity Church [Kew]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
holy trinity church - kew (vic)
high street - kew (vic)
amy gregg
rev rowland hayward
very rev dean vance dd
archdeacon hindley bd
rev canon sutton bd
sir william stawell
charles barrett
rev f a townshend
trinity grammar school
ruyton girls school
rev gordon brown
most rev philip freier
ferguson & urie
stained glass - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - HOLT Family

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
holt family - kew (vic)
william holt (?-1889)
william holt jnr (1865-?)
john holt (?-1891)
a g holt (1875-?)
sandhill nursery
sandhill forge
kew baptist church

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - HOLT, Dame Zara

Key words

kew historical society - archives
dame zara holt
17 ridgeway avenue - kew (vic)
herbert dickens
violet dickens
ruyton girls school - former students

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

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Archive File - HODDLE Survey

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew (vic) - history
robert hoddle - surveyor
hoddle tree - kew (vic)
jack hackett

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - History of Kew

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew (vic) - history

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Histories of Kew

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew (vic) - history
kew - early landowners
kew - environmental history
geoff clarke
allan wakefield
kew historical society - members
kew historical society - research

An archive file containing short general histories of Kew, or geographic parts thereof, and timelines compiled by various individuals, some of who were members of the Kew Historical Society. Authors of content include Isaac Selby, Dorothy Rogers, Dione McIntyre and Graeme Lindsay. Other authors are not identified. Some of these histories were used on annual bus trips of the suburb during the Kew Festival. Notes on specific aspects of Kew’s history relate to early exploration, settlement in Cotham Road, the influence of the environment, northern and eastern Kew and Studley Park. The majority of these monographs remain unpublished texts. The file also contains summaries and or transcripts of talks given to the Society by Geoff Clarke (1975) and Allan Wakefield about their recollections of Kew’s history.

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

Significance

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

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Archive File - Historic Buildings Register (Kew)

Key words

kew historical society - archives
heritage protection - kew (vic)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Heritage Studies [Kew & Boroondara]

Key words

kew historical society - archives
city of boroondara heritage action plan
clemson house - kew (vic)
charleville - cotham road - kew (vic)
ross house - cotham road - kew (vic)
120 princess street - kew (vic)
14-16 princess street - kew (vic)
fairyland - 57 malmsbury street (kew)
raheen - studley park road (kew)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

Significance

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

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Archive File - HENTY family

Key words

kew historical society - archives
henty family (kew)

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources. The Hentys named in the archive file include: Marion Ruth Henty, Thomas Henry Armstrong, Kew, Thomas Henty, James Henty, Henry Henty, Harry Percy Henty, Charles James Henty, Ethel Maria Henty, Beatrice Charlotte Henty, Gabrielle Henty, Gilbert Waldergrave Henty, Ashley Oliver Henty, Alan McKellar Henty, Herbert James Henty, Herbert William Willie Henty, Ethel Mary Letttie Henty, Florence Emily Henty, Arthur Frederick Henty, June Angela Roxeth Henty, Hon Thomas Henty, Thomas Norman Henty, Herbert Denham Henty, Agnes Muriel Henty, Frances Charlotte Henty, Mary Jane Henty, Emily Henty, Edward Henty, Stephen George Henty, Mary Jane Henty, Percy Henty, Ernest George Henty, Eveline Agnes Henty, Edward Ellis Henty, John Henty, Eliza Whitfield Henty, Francis Henty, Louisa Henty, Caroline Henty, Alice Frances Henty, Ruby Alice Hindson, William Francis Hindson, Dora Henty Hindson, Louisa Charlotte Francis Hindson, Winifred Caroline Henty Hindson, and Elsie Mary Eliza Hindson. Henty houses mentioned in the file include: Laskey Villa, Findon, Mona, Field Place, Windella, Roxeth, Tarring

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Archive File - HELLER, Madame Shi Shi

Key words

kew historical society - archives
madame shishi heller
jill o’brien
kew municipal collection

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Health & Welfare (Kew)

Key words

kew historical society - archives
comunity health - kew

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

Historical information

Since its foundation in 1958, members of the Kew Historical Society have been compiling and storing information about subjects relating to the history of Kew and its environs, of which this file is an example. Typically files will contain primary and secondary sources.

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Archive File - Hays Paddock (Kew East)

Key words

kew historical society - archives
hays paddock - kew east (vic)
parks and gardens - kew east (vic)

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

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Archive File - HAYLES, John, Kate & Jean

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jean apthorpe (1911-)
jean hayles (1911-)
john hayles
kate hayles
kew junction - shops - antique dealers

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

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Archive File - Hawthorn & Kew Sketchbook

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hawthorn - illustrated history
kew - illustrated history
hawthorn and kew sketchbook

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

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Archive File - Hawthorn (Vic) - History

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hawthorn - history - 19th century
red lion inn
james bonwick

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

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Archive File - HAWKINS, Cr Leo

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mayors of kew (vic)
lev hawkins

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

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Archive File - HARRISON, Henry Colden Anthill

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australian rules football - history - victoria
henry harrison

Established archive file with no contents.

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Archive File - HARRISON, Anne

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milliners - kew (vic)
anne harrison of kew

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

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Archive File - Handicrafts (Victorian)

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national trust of australia (vic)
victoria - 19th century - arts and culture

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

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Archive File - Hamer Court (Kew)

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hamer court - high street - childers street - kew (vic)
aged care - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - HALL, Winifred

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winifred hall
kew historical society - members - office bearers
penguin club of australia

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

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Archive File - HALFEY, John

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john halfey
ordsall
southesk

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

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Archive File - Guide Dogs (Kew)

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guide dogs - kew - victoria

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

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Archive File - Grip of Time

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kew historical society - archives
kew library
kew civic hall
kew town hall
grip of time
peter schipperheyn (1955-)
artworks - kew (vic)
city of kew - municipal collection

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

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Archive File - GRIMES, Charles

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european exploration - kew - victoria
charles grimes

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

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Archive File - GREENWOOD, ‘Bertie’

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carpenters - hawthorn (vic)
bertie greenwood

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

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Archive File - Green Acres Golf Club

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sports - kew (vic)
golf - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - Greek Migrants (Kew)

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migration - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - GRAY-WILSON, Agatha

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agatha gray-wilson
heidelberg repatriation hospital

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

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Archive File - 'Goldthorns', Normanby Road, Kew

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goldthorns - normanby road - kew (vic),
goldthorns estate, mansion - kew (vic)
gardens - kew (vic)
griffiths family
subdivisions - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - GODING, Alison

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alison goding
24 walpole street - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - Girl Guides (Kew)

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girl guides - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - GILES, Barbara

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kew historical society - archives
australian authors - kew (vic)
barbara giles

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

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Archive File - Geology (Kew)

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geology - kew (vic)

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

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Archive File - Genazzano FCJ

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genezzano fcj - kew (vic)
schools - kew (vic)
boy scout girl guide jamboree 1934

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

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Archive File - GARRYOWEN

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yarra river
dight's falls
hugh glass
gardiner's creek
george wharton
studley house - hodgson's folly

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

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Archive File - GARDINER, John

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john gardener - hawthorn (vic)
history - european settlement - squatters - hawthorn - melbourne - victoria

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

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Archive File - Gardens (Kew)

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gardens - private - kew (vic)

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

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