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.
As directed by the City of Boroondara, a number of our facilities and services will remain closed. This is in line with current restrictions.
2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom Meetings at 7.45pm on Wednesday 11th November. The speaker this year will be our archivist, Robert Baker, who will present for you a number of items from the Society’s extensive collection. On the Events page, you can read more about the meeting and access either or both the standard Nomination Form and Proxy Form.
ON PARADE – THE KEW COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
The current exhibition focuses on the Kew Festival and its popular (past) parades. It includes selected images of parades from 1990 to 2010. Because of statewide restrictions, the Court House is closed at present, so we have decided to put the photos from the exhibition online, with explanatory captions. View the online exhibition. Other online exhibitions are gradually being added to our Exhibitions page.