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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.

The Society acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our premises are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.


 

2023 DICKINSON LECTURE
UNPACKING THE STATEMENT FROM THE HEART AND THE VOICE
BY REV. CANON A/PROF GLENN LOUGHREY

Kew Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 2023 Dickinson Lecture will be presented by Glenn Loughrey, a Wiradjuri man. Glenn is a leader at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne’s Educator and Advocate for the Voice. He is the chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council, the vicar of St Oswald’s in Glen Iris, and artist in residence at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne.

In October 2023, Australians will be called upon to vote for recognition of First Nations people in Australia’s Constitution and for the same peoples to have a direct voice to the federal parliament. It is vital that we listen and appreciate the different perspectives of First Nations people and understand the question confronting us as Australians. Hear Glenn Loughrey’s unique viewpoint of the issues informing The Voice debate. There will be a question and answer session at the conclusion of the presentation.

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2023
JUST THEATRE, KEW COURT HOUSE, 188 HIGH STREET, KEW 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Tickets $20, Refreshments provided