Research – Mayors of Kew

The Kew Historical Society is the custodian of the original framed photographs of the Mayors of Kew. The series dates from about 1862 to 1970. All are identically framed with dark wood. On the mount under the glass, the name of the mayor and the date/s of his/her term of office are recorded. The Research Group of…

Transport

Transport was always a vital concern for the residents of Kew, cut off as they were from Melbourne by the River Yarra. Transport to and within Kew has included boats and bridges to cross the Yarra, and trains, trams and buses to reach the various parts of Kew. Articles by members of the Society about ‘Transport’…

Service charges

The Kew Historical Society has access to an expert and knowledgeable range of researchers who, for a standardised fee can discover and describe information about Kew’s history, whether it be the history of individuals, families, houses or businesses. The hourly fee set by the Management Committee for this kind of research is usually $25 per…

Published histories

Histories A number of books and booklets about aspects of Kew’s history have been written between 1858 and 2012. Hyperlinked resources are to external websites. 1858: Bonwick, A Sketch of Boroondara (State Library of Victoria, PDF 10.8Mb) 1910: Barnard, The Jubilee History of Kew (Biostats website, HTML) 1960: Vaughan, W.D., Kew’s Civic Century. 1961: Rogers, D, Lovely Old Homes of…

Unpublished histories

A number of members of the Kew Historical Society are actively involved in research of the suburbs of Kew and Kew East and their environs. Over time, these and previous members have assembled materials relating to these suburbs’ history and heritage. Included here is a list of the research files held by the Society. Information…

Personal research

Sometimes, knowing where to look can resolve a number of queries that you might have about a topic you are researching. If you are lucky, you may already find it on the History or Collection sections of our website. Alternately, information about the topic might be already be in included in our Research Files. The Society has compiled a…

Assisted research

The Kew Historical Society has a small group of researchers who are able to provide research assistance to individuals and groups who are unable to complete personal research with our Research Self-help Fact Sheet. Because research takes time, skill and patience, the Society regrets that it can only offer this service for a fee. The fee…

Newsletters

The Society publishes its newsletter quarterly. Newsletters can contain articles about heritage issues, research reports by members and information about events held by the Society. Copies of the newsletter can be downloaded, viewed and read. Each newsletter is in Portable Document Format (PDF) Newsletter No. 98: February 2012 (file size ~372kB).  Newsletter No. 99: June 2012…