The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and 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.
SEPTEMBER MEETING – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
At the AGM a new Committee of Management was elected.
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Dr Gary Presland – F.G.A. Barnard: naturalist, historian and committed Kewite
Francis GA Barnard was born in Kew and lived and worked there for most of his 74 years. Like his father, also named Francis, he was a pharmacist by profession, but his interests and involvements were diverse and wide ranging.
Wednesday 10 October, Just Theatre Kew Court House
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The Kew Historical Society’s new exhibition at the Kew Court House opens on Friday 6 July and features historic images and objects depicting this precious resource, and its relationship to Kew: including natural waterways, water for domestic, recreational and industrial use, and its use in in our parks and gardens.
Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew. Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm
Kew Library, Cotham Road, Kew. During Library hours
Recent donations to the collection include documents and items of fashion and design. To read more about these, go the the Recent Acquisitions page.