Benefits of membership

Who can become a member? Membership of the Kew Historical Society is open to all. Anyone with an interest in history including, individuals, families, libraries, schools, and businesses are welcome to join us. Membership benefits Members of the KHS enjoy: Access to the Society’s comprehensive Library and valuable collections – rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, newspapers,…

Research group

Members of the Research Group conduct individual and collaborative research into the history of Kew and Kew East. The resulting research may appear in the quarterly Newsletter or on the History section of this website. Some members of the group are interested in, conduct and write oral histories, some research their family’s history, while others research street…

Monthly Meeting

NOVEMBER MEETING – THE YARRA VALLEY POWERLINE PROTESTS At our monthly meeting on 9 November in the Phyllis Hore Room of the Kew Library, Valerie Bourke will report on her research into the Yarra Valley Powerline protests of the 1980s. Her presentation will use information gathered through interviews with participants and a new investigation of contemporary publications.  

Collections group

Members of the Collections Group work individually or collaboratively to ensure that all the Society’s collections are documented, protected and made available for study. To achieve this we undertake tasks such as are sorting, cataloguing, photographing, scanning, conserving, exhibiting and publishing items from our collection online. For examples of these, visit our separate Collections website. The…

Volunteer with us

If you have a passion for history, you can assist the Society through volunteering. Volunteers will join a friendly group working on a range of activities. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer to support the Society’s activities, such as through membership of one of the Society’s activity groups, such as the Research group…

Stay connected

If you would like to be involved with the Kew Historical Society and activities focused around the history of Kew and Kew East you could send you name and email to the Secretary (secretary@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au).

Donate financially

The Kew Historical Society is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. Financial donations are gratefully received to support the activities of the Society. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donations can be made using the Membership & Donations form or by contacting the Society directly.

Donating items

Unfortunately, much of the material that would tell us about the history of individuals, families, businesses and organisations in Kew and Kew East has been lost. This is possibly because individuals, organisations and businesses do not see the things they possess (photographs, diaries, account books etc) as relevant to our history. The Society collects items relating…

Become a member

Membership Kew Historical Society is the keeper of information and items relating to the history of Kew. To continue the work of the Society your support is needed. This work is ongoing and involves conserving, cataloguing and making the collection available to the public. You can support the Society by becoming a member. Do you…