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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. Closed in January.

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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Archive File - ALLEN, Alva & Frances

Information file containing information about Alva and Frances Allen, including notes taken at a talk to the Society by Mr. Alva Allen (undated) and books published by his wife, Frances Allen (nee Johnston): the autobiographical Eyes in the Back of My Head (1979), and Verses Versatile (1985). Frances Allen was a graduate of Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers College and became the first kindergartner to work in a children’s home (White Hills, Bendigo). She also established the first country kindergarten at Euroa. The undated talk records Alva Allen’s first hand memories of Billy Hughes and Robert Menzies. There is also an unusual reference to Gough Whitlam “living down Stevenson Street way”. Both Alva and Frances were members of the Kew Historical Society.

Historical information

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

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Archive File - Alexandra Gardens, Kew (Vic)

Information file containing information about the Alexandra Gardens in Cotham Road (Kew) including: collected notes including brief histories by Gwen McWilliam, John Patrick, Dorothy Benyei, and Mavis Rolley. There is also an article on the Garden’s designers, the Pockett Brothers, originally published in 2015 in Australian Garden History. The archive file also includes Council publications, posters (relating to the Mimovich sculptures), correspondence (including photocopies of a letter relating to historic plantings from Jack Higgins) and newspaper articles/clippings. In addition to general historical notes, the file includes specific notes on the Rotunda and on historic trees in the Gardens. The original by-laws of the Gardens, printed on cotton are held separately in the textiles 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.

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Archive File - Andale School (1981-)

Archive file containing a 2-page of the history of the Andale School in Highbury Grove, Kew, by Pam Erwin, physical education teacher at the school. The history records the various locations of the school over time. There are also three folders (undated) of promotional material produced by the school. The file also includes various newspaper articles on the school and its students.

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 - ALLEN, BIRD & PARKER Families

Archive file containing information relating to the Allen and Parker families. It includes: A History of the Allen Family by David Allen (1983), correspondence and a newspaper article/clipping relating to a family reunion at Wattle Park (1999). The file provides information about the donor, David S Allen.

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 - Aged Care Facilities (Kew)

Information file containing information about aged care providers in Kew, including newspaper articles/cuttings, mostly dated, from local newspapers

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 - Artists II (Kew)

The second of two information files on artists in Kew, this file including research and printed copies of a publication by Elizabeth Mackie, ‘The Artists of Kew’ (self-published 1981 - ISBN 0 9594081 0 X). The publication is attached to this record as a PDF file, but it should be noted that copyright is still held by the descendants of the author, but may be used and quoted for research purposes. One of the copies in the file of the publication is an ex-library copy and includes an index. The other unpublished material/research is held in copyright by the Kew Historical Society Inc. The files include descriptions, addresses and or dates relating to artists mentioned in the file. Within the file, there is also detailed correspondence and notes from and relating to Gwen Walker, Marguerete Mahood, Stanley Ballard, and Kathlyn Margaret Ballard. Index - ‘The Artists of Kew’ (Mackie E, 1981): Louis Abrahams, Edith Alsop, William Nichols Anderson, Louis Anquetin, Dorothy Baker, Alice [Marion Emily] Bale, Kaye Ballard, Stan Ballard, George Bell, Leila Bell, Charles Bennett, A Bolam, Shirley Bourne, Arthur Boyd, John Brack, Louis Buvelot, Donald Cameron, Robert Camm, Sir Hugh Casson, S Cochrane, Alexander Colquhoun, Amalie Colquhoun, Archibald D Colquhoun, Beatrice Colquhoun, Elizabeth Colquhoun, George Colville, Charles Conder, Colin Coulihan, Noel Counihan, David Cox, Sir William Dargie, Isobel Davies, Miss De Mole, L Dunn, Frank Emery, Albert Enes, Alma Figuerola, W H Fitchett, Paul Fitzgerald, George Frederick Folingsby, E Phillips Fox, William Frater, John Frith, Miss Fullwood, Alistair Cameron Gray, Harley Griffiths, Gilda Gude, Nornie Gude, Dora Hake, Elsie Bernard Hall, Robert Hannaford, John Hassell, Carl Hempel, Harold Herbert, June Hobart, Kenneth Jack, Jean Jeffery, Cliff Judge, Lois Kahan, William Kearney, Percy Leason, Bastien Le Page, J Lewis, Norman Lindsay, Percy Lindsay, Sir John Longstaff, John Loxton, Arthur Loureiro, Gordon McCrae, Frederick McCubbin, Herchfield Mack, Alan Martin, Karlis Mednis, Max Meldrum, Bertha Merfield, Anne Montgomery, David Moore, Lillian Morrison, Carl Nelson, Sydney Nolan, Ambrose Patterson, Lawrence Scott Pendelbury, John Percival, John Perry, W Pinderson, Marie Pinschoff, John Piper, J Reverdy, Tom Roberts, James Robertson, John Russell, Jan Hendrik Scheltema, Arnold Shore, Joseph Simpson, Joy Stewart, Sir Arthur Streeton, Jane Sutherland, Ruth Sutherland, Evelyn Syme, Eric Thake, Isobel Thorn, Albert Tucker, Tudor St George Tucker, Isobel Tweddle. Other artists noted in file include: Marguerete Mahood, Leopoldine Mimovich, Julius Wentscher, Tina Wentscher, Sigismonde Zacutti, Napier Waller, Percy Gair, Stuart Warmington, Len Annois, Margaret Baskerville, Clara Southern, Andre Maszaros, Michael Maszaros, Walter Withers, Edith Ussher, Arthur Wills, Douglas Annand, and Gwen Walker.

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 - Artists I (Kew)

Information file including a collection, largely compiled of newspaper articles/cuttings, relating to artists born or practising in Kew. In addition to the cuttings, there is a catalogue of an exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery - Louis Kahan: Art, theatre and fashion (curated by Laura Jokic, 2016), and biographical entries from various publications including the ADB. There is also an invitation (undated) from the Mayor of Kew, Cr. Kaye Cole, to an exhibition of paintings by Gwen Walker and Donald Cameron in the Mayor’s Room. Alice Marion Ellen Bale (1875-1955), Arthur Loureiro (1860-1932), Frances Derham, Eugenia Meldrum, Max Meldrum, Louis Buvelot, Kitchen Dimensions High Street Kew, Ron Walker, Melissa Peacock, Isobel Davies 6 A'Beckett Street, Hertha Kluge-Pott, Debra Luccio, Elise Martinson, Carole Milton, Louise Minahan, Miranda Millane, Sonja Kan, Holly Walton, Q Art Gallery, Archibald Colquhoun, Amalie Colquhoun, John Perry, Pamela Pretty, Christopher Shelton, Amanda Tuohy, Margot Westhorpe, Ian Wood, James O’Brien, Gaby Jung, Rupert Gray, Ray Gee - 3 Fernhurst Grove, Louis Foletta, Thomas King (Tim) Fitchett, Wendy Fantasia, Marion Cravino, Brett Coelho, Eileen Cambell, Helen Carnage, Erin Carnage, John Bates, Nina Bennett, Donald Cameron, Gwen Walker

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 - BARNARD Family

Members of the Barnard Family were significant and notable pioneers of Kew. Francis Barnard established the first Kew Post Office and also a pharmacy. The post office was on the corner of Cotham Road and High Street. It later moved to another location in High Street. His son, F G A Barnard wrote the ‘Jubilee History of Kew, Victoria’ (1910). [An index to the publication is in the file]. Both Barnards were mayors of Kew. The extensive file of information includes some primary sources and a number of photocopies of secondary sources. The primary sources include two letters, the first from F G A Barnard dated 29-9-10, to W Derrick Esq, Cambooya requesting information on early settlement in Kew, and a handwritten reply from W Derrick recalling this period. Another primary source [laminated] relates to The Intermediate Examination conducted by the Pharmacy Board of Victoria (1917). The Kew Historical Society has many items relating to the Barnard family in its collection. One is the wall clock, which was donated by a Mrs McArthur of North Balwyn in 1973. The correspondence relating to its acquisition, and an article written by Mavis Rolley is in the file. While the collection includes an original copy of ‘Bear and Forbear: A genealogical study of the Prentice, Barnard and related families in Great Britain, Ireland and Australia’ (Prentice, Sydney & Mildred, 1985) in its library, a photocopy of parts are included in the file, with a number of letters from Mildred Prentice. The Society also has a number of bottles etc., from the pharmacy, which were donated by Kathleen Murphy of Surrey Hills. There are also various copies of birth certificates, biographies etc.

Historical information

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

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Archive File - Barkers Road (Kew)

Archive file with multiple items of research relating to the history of Barkers Road, previously Barkers Track (sic) including: 2 copies of ‘Barkers Track: Recollections of the Hawthorn Kew Boundary’ (Typescript, Mervyn Chinner, undated, 4pp), ‘The Boroondara Family Hotel’ (Photocopied typescript, 1987, 10pp), ‘Barkers Road (Gwen McWilliam, 1976), a photocopy of an ADB entry on BARKER, Edward (1816-1885). The file also includes a typed letter to Mrs Dickins from Cr WHS Dickinson (1953) relating to the state of Barkers Road and sundry newspaper clippings/articles.

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 - Barnard Grove (Kew)

Archive file containing responses to a survey of residents of Barnard Grove, Kew (Vic), issued in 1985. The questionnaire requested information about when the respondee/s moved into the street, whether alterations had been made to their house, the reason why they moved to Barnard Grove, its good points and its limitations, and further comments. Rosemary Smart and Dorothy Benyei conducted the survey on behalf of the Society. The file contains many interesting responses from those who returned the surveys.

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 - Blytheswood, Studley Park (Kew)

Blythswood was a former mansion in Kew, built in the 1850s and later becoming the home of the newspaper magnate, David Syme. The file contains detailed histories and a large number of annotated photocopied photographs of the house and garden. Most of the items were compiled and donated by Veronica Coudou, a descendant of the Syme family. The main 10-page [copyrighted] manuscript by Coudou covers the period 1863-1908 and describes the buildings, gardens and the owners. These items are undated. Also in the file is a 15-page printout of a website on the mansion, accessed 2013.

Historical information

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

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Archive File - Billabong - Willsmere Park (Kew)

Newspaper articles/clippings relating to the desire to save the Billabong at Willsmere Park in Kew. The file includes articles with a more general focus relating to bike paths and Willsmere Park generally.

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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.

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Archive File - Bicycles (Kew)

Single item file - a newspaper article published in The Age Weekender in 1978 by Tim Colebatch entitled ‘Turn The Wheel Back A Century’. There is no mention of Kew in the article.

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 - HAYLES, John, Kate & Jean

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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.

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 - HALFEY, John

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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>

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 - Hawthorn & Kew Sketchbook

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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.

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 - HALL, Winifred

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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.

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.

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 - Handicrafts (Victorian)

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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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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 - HAWKINS, Cr Leo

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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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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 - HARRISON, Anne

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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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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 - HARRISON, Henry Colden Anthill

Key words

kew historical society - archives
australian rules football - history - victoria
henry harrison

Established archive file with no contents.

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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.

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Archive File - Hamer Court (Kew)

Key words

kew historical society - archives
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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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 - Kew, City of ~ Proclamation

Key words

kew historical society - archives
kew - history
city of kew - proclamation

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 framed and unframed photographs of the 1921 Kew Council in the pictures collection.]

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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.

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Archive File - Action Groups [General], 1993-2012

Key words

mcdonald’s restaurant, skateboard park, victoria park, victoria park heritage group, willsmere-chandler park

Information file containing sundry newspaper articles and correspondence relating to action groups established to protect Victoria Park, High Street, and Willsmere-Chandler Park.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Archive File - Authors (Kew)

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

Historical information

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

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