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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958.

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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

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1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958. Its extensive collection of audiovisual resources, costumes, textiles, books, documents, maps and artefacts have been donated by individuals, families, groups and institutions (including local government) over a sixty-year period. The Society was declared a Class-B Place of Deposit for Government Records in August 2019. The collection includes items of local, statewide and national significance (Russell E, Significance Assessment, 2018) and in 2019/20 received a further grant for a Preservation Needs Assessment from the National Library of Australia. These records are digitised by the Kew Historical Society on Victorian Collections for the purposes of education and preservation. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.

Significance

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

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

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

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

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

Russell, Emma, 'Kew Historical Society Significance Assessment | Collection', [email protected], 2018

Cameron Auty 26 April 2016 9:48 AM

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

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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.

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 - 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.

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 - ARGYLE, Sir Stanley Seymour (1867-1940)

Stanley Seymour Argyle, later Sir Stanley, was Mayor of Kew for two terms: 1902-3, and 1903-4. He was later the Premier of Victoria (1932). While the file contains an article by Neville Pollard - Commonwealth Versus the States: Australia’s uniform gauge debacle (Australian Railway History, Feb 2014), most of the file is comprised of correspondence relating to the gift of a painting to Argyle in 1895. The correspondees include Ian Stanley Argyle, the grandson (Argyle Travel Coy. R.R, 172 St George’s Terrace, Perth, 6000), Kew Historical Society, and Kew City Council. A photocopy of the letter (poor quality) relating to the gift in 1895 is included in the file. The grandson’s letter advises that the gift was a small oil painting described as a ‘Field Scene’. An image of the painting is not in the file.

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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 - 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

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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 - 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 - Auburn Heights Bowling Club (Kew)

Information file containing correspondence between the Club and the Society relating to the 1906 glass negatives, in the Society’s collection of the opening of the greens in 1906. Also newspaper articles about the Kew Heights Sports Club (2011) and the MCC Sports Club (2013).

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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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Archive File - Baby Health Centres (Kew)

Information file containing photocopies and a journal published by the RHSV (69:1, June 1998). The article, ‘Baby Boon: The Infant Welfare Movement in Victoria’, was written by Margaret Flood. While the article only makes one reference to milk supplied by Kew dairies, it contains useful descriptions of the role of Baby Health Centres and their staff. A newspaper article/clipping (1991) refers to the establishment of the Baby Changing Room in Walpole Street. There is also a photocopy of W D Vaughan’s text on Baby Health Centres in Kew (1960).

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 - BALE, Alice [Marion Emily]

Archive file relating to the Australian artist A M E Bale who lived at 83 Walpole Street, Kew (Vic). The file contains a great deal of photocopied biographical information, as well as some newspaper articles/clippings. In 1981, the Kew Historical Society applied for the house to be registered by the Historic Buildings Preservation Council of Victoria. Accompanying the application was a citation by Timothy Hubbard (1981). A reply by the Boyce Pizzey, from the Council (1 May 1981) indicated that the building was of “insufficient architectural or historic importance” to warrant registration. The letter also indicated that the current owners had been requested to provide “a professional photographic record of the house and contents and submit these, along with all specifications and drawings, to the Latrobe Library, Melbourne”. The file includes an anonymous handwritten record of the contents of the house, which were sold at auction in 1981.

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 - Banks (Kew)

Small archive file including notes and newspaper/newsletter articles on banks in Kew, including the National Bank of Australasia (High Street, Kew), ES&A Bank (High Street, Kew), Bank of New South Wales / Westpac Bank (Cotham Road, then 150 High Street, Kew), Commonwealth Savings Bank/Commonwealth Trading Bank (193 High Street, Kew). An Eastern Suburbs Standard article records the donation to KHS of the National Bank of Australasia Signatory books (1885-1922). A photocopy of an email (2015) from Adrian Rigg refers to the donation of buttons and badges belonging to his grandfather Francis H Rigg (manager of the ES&A Bank, High Street), to the 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 - Baptist Church (Kew)

Key words

kew baptist church
churches - kew (vic.)
highbury grove - kew (vic.)

Archive file including a number of original and reproduced primary sources relating to the Kew Baptist Church in Highbury Grove, and the East Kew Baptist Church in Woodlands Avenue. These include ‘Kew Baptist: Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavour - Golden Jubilee 1890 to 1940’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church: The Achievements and Progress during 75 years’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church History 1856-1906’ [bound photocopy], ‘Kew Baptist Church: A Record of 75 Years 1856-1931’ [1st edition], and ‘Tested Recipes: Compiled by the Members of the East Kew Baptist Ladies Guild’ [original copy donated by Christine Pitt, Nunawading, 2013). In addition to these publications, three of which were donated in 1982 by Rev and Mrs Manton, the file contains research notes on Ministers (2015) and a letter relating to Church records.

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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 - 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.

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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 - Boroondara Bulletin

An archive file containing various copies of the City of Boroondara’s ‘Boroondara Bulletin’ including Volumes 1/1, 1/4 (1994), 2/2 (1995), 4 (1997) and Nov 2010. The file also includes some other, later Ward updates. The Bulletin was first issued by the City Commissioners following the forced amalgamation of the suburbs of Kew, Camberwell, Hawthorn etc. into the new City in 1994. The early Bulletins were like local newspapers and reported on community activities as well as Council policy. Additional copies of the Boroondara Bulletin are stored in the Society’s Library.

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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 - Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery - File 1

Key words

boroondara general (kew) cemetery

Reference file containing numerous newspaper articles/clippings, items of correspondence, unpublished research, pamphlets, a CD-ROM, notices of exhibitions and walks etc. The earliest manuscript is handwritten notes entitled ‘A Place in the Shade’, compiled in 1960, by members of the Kew Historical Society. Some of the topics covered in the file include the Rotunda restoration project, the Cemetery’s 150th anniversary, Von Mueller, the Peace Haven Mausoleum, etc. The file also includes a single copy of ‘Boroondara: A Place in the Shade’ published by the Kew Historical Society and the Trustees of the Boroondara general Cemetery in 1980. There is also a CD-ROM that is called the ‘Kew Cemetery Tree Report’ but probably contains an electronic copy of the Conservation Management Plan.

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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 - Boroondara, City of - Culture & Arts Register

Archive file containing correspondence between the Kew Historical Society and the City of Boroondara relating to the former Kew Art Collection that had been taken over by the City of Boroondara, newspaper articles/clippings, and a printout of part of a database listing items in the City of Boroondara Civic Collection that formerly belonged to the City of Kew, as of 2004.

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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 - Boroondara, City of - Memorabilia Working Group

Working Brief (Jan 1996) and Interim Report of and to the City of Boroondara Memorabilia Working Group on which the representatives of Kew were Jill O’Brien and Dorothy Benyei. The Brief described the items under consideration to include: “historic artefacts, photographic material, books, works on paper, textiles and a number of outdoor items”. The response in the Interim Report September 11, 1996 noted that in contrast to the submission by the Kew representatives for Kew-related material to be relocated to the Kew Library, the Society had been given a scarf, a ceremonial cover, and a cup and saucer. The items that the Kew representatives wanted returned to Kew included five paintings and a photograph. These are itemised in the report.

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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 - Boroondara, City of - Miscellaneous

Archive file containing sundry newspaper articles/clippings and Council publications including: ‘Boroondara: What’s in a Name’ (1994?), ‘Report to the Community 1997/8’, ‘City of Boroondara Annual Report 2000’, ‘Corporate Plan 1998-2001’, ‘Annual Report Summary 2010-11’

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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 - BOYD, Robin (1919-71)

Key words

australian archiecture - kew - victoria
21 redmond street (kew)
robin boyd

Archive file containing newspaper articles/advertisements relating to the Australian architect Robin Boyd, including the house at 21 Redmond Street.

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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 - Businesses (Kew)

Key words

commerce - kew -- (vic.)
economy -- kew (vic.)

Reference file containing many newspaper articles/clippings, mostly modern. The file does include correspondence from organisations and individuals relating to businesses and organisations (eg Masonic Hall). The file contains an undated flyer for businesses including: Payne’s Bon Marche (138-144 Bourke Street)), the Prospect Hill Hotel, the Hosiery Depot, Tolver Silvers (118 High Street), and sundry invoices trade marks etc.

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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 - Butleigh Wooton, Glenferrie Road (Kew)

Key words

butleigh wooton -- glenferrie road -- kew (vic.)
historic houses -- kew (vic.)

Archive file containing newspaper articles/clippings.

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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 - Byram [aka Coonoor, Goathland, Tara Hall, Lowan] Studley Park Road (Kew)

Archive file containing articles about the house, its architect and it architectural style.

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Archive File - Cafes & Restaurants (Kew)

Information file containing containing numerous reviews, articles and advertisements for cafes and restaurants in Kew and Kew East; mostly sourced from local newspapers

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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 - CAMPBELL, Dr. Kate (1899-1986)

Archive file containing information on Dame Kate Campbell MD (1899-1986), who was a pioneer doctor in the field of pediatrics. The file contains newspaper articles/clippings relating to her work. A number of the articles were written at the time of her death in 1986. Kate Campbell Reserve in northern Kew is named after her.

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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 - Canoe Tree (Bowyer Avenue, Kew)

Archive file containing correspondence, copies of Society Minutes and extended research by Eva Grant (2pp) on the former canoe Tree in Bowyer Avenue. The file notes the wording of the plaque, erected in 1965, and a photograph of it in situ.

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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 - Carey Baptist Grammar School (Kew)

The archive file on Carey includes both primary and secondary sources. The former include a 12-page photocopied manuscript of a talk presented to the Kew Historical Society in 1992 by Alfred B Mellor CBE, the Honorary Architect at Carey BGS. The file also includes a letter from Alfred Mellor describing the original house - Urangeline - and the early years of Carey. Other primary sources include lists of councillors, teachers and students in 1923, the 1966 Swimming Sports at the Richmond Baths. The remainder of the file contains modern newspaper articles/clippings.

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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 - Caritas Christi Hospice (Kew)

The Sisters of Charity bought land in Studley Park Road in 1937 and opened their first hospital there in 1938. The archive file contains a newspaper article/clipping published in the Progress Leader (2013) about the 75th Anniversary of the Hospice.

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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 - Carmelite Monastery (Stevenson Street, Kew)

Archive file containing sundry newspaper articles/clippings relating to the Carmelite Monastery in Stevenson Street, Kew (Vic). One of the articles/clippings in the file from 1991 gives a brief history of the Monastery and notes that the architect was Mr. W.P. Connelly, and Massey Bros the builders.

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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 - Carnsworth (Cameron Court, Kew)

Archive file relating to the house Carnsworth (later renamed Slomcek House) built for Jabez Louis CARNEGIE in 1907-8. In the file, a National Trust (Victoria) citation identifies its date of construction, the original extent of the landholding and style of the house, and comparative examples. The Trust registered the house in 1991.

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 - CARRUCAN Pte. Thomas M. & Family

Archive file including information relevant to the Carrucans of Kew. The Carrucans were fuel merchants, selling wood, coal and coke) on the corner of Highbury Grove and High Street, Kew (Vic) for over 60 years. The file contains two loosely bound archive files written by Francis William Lynch, one on Pte Thomas Michael Carrucan (1892-1951), and the other on the Carrucan family generally. The general history was presented to the Society in 2011 by Kathleen Murphy.

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