Dickinson Lecture 2018

DICKINSON LECTURE 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. Both father and…

Heritage walks

  PUBLICATIONS The Kew Historical Society has produced two publications which provide self-guided walks of Kew: An Easy Stroll Around Kew ($2+postage) and Leaves from the History of Kew: The lost village of Edgevale [by] Barbara Giles ($1.50+postage. Copies can be purchased at our rooms on Level 1, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew.    

Calendar

The Kew History Centre at the Kew Court House: Community Cultural Centre is open weekly on a Friday and Saturday between 11:00am-1:00pm February 2014 28 : Management Committee. March 2014 5 : Collections Group, KHS Office foyer & Archive. 9 : Research Group, KHS Office foyer. 14 : Exhibition Opening – ‘Sport in Kew’, Level 1, Kew Court…

Exhibitions

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Historic Houses of Kew Our new exhibition at the Kew Court House includes paintings of both cottages and mansions by the artist Joy Stewart (1925-2018). A story accompanying each building explores its architectural significance as well as the lives of its inhabitants. Flyer – Historic Houses of Kew … Level 1, Kew Court House, 188 High Street,…

Meetings & lectures (2018)

Date Speaker/s Topic Venue 14 February Helen Page Boroondara Cemetery: Returning it to a garden cemetery Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library 14 March (McIntyre Lecture) Prof. Andrew J May Melbourne Street Life: The Itinerary of Our Days Just Theatre, Kew Court House 11 April Jillian Rigby, Robert Baker, Suzanne McWha The Weirs of Princess Street Phyllis Hore Room, Kew…

Book sales (2019)

Date: 17 February 2019 Hours: 1.00-4.00pm Venue: Phyllis Hore Room, rear Kew Library 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…