The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For over 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage.
The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. It co-operates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
Chairmen & Mayors of Kew
The Kew Historical Society’s current exhibition explores the civic contributions of the men and women who led Kew from 1861 to 1994. A Strengthening Communities Grant, provided by the City of Boroondara and the Rotary Club of Balwyn, funded the digitisation of our historic series of mayoral portraits as well as the costs of printing our new civic history – From Municipality to City: Chairmen and Mayors of Kew 1861-1994. A grant from Victorian Government, administered by the Public Record Office Victoria, conserved over eighty of the mayoral portraits, many of which are displayed in the exhibition.
Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101
Closes Saturday 29 February
QUARTERLY BOOK SALE
Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books two for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew Historical Society.We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind. To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 16 February, 1.00-4.00pm
Venue: Phyllis Hore Room, rear Kew Library