On Parade

ON PARADE – THE KEW FESTIVAL Kew Court House March 2020 – June 2020 Curators – Judith Scurfield, Robert Baker Parades were traditionally designed to allow community groups to participate in local festivals. The Kew Festival, initiated in 1974, encouraged community groups to engage with and value local heritage. As part of the 2020 Kew…

Kew’s Civic History

From Municipality to City – Chairmen and Mayors of Kew 1861-1994 Kew Court House October 2019 – February 2020 From Municipality to City explores the civic contributions of the men and women who led Kew from 1861 to 1994. A Strengthening Communities Grant, provided by the City of Boroondara and the Rotary Club of Balwyn, funded…

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 EXHIBITION On Parade – 46 years of the Kew Festival Fridays & Saturdays 11 am – 1 pm Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew Parades were traditionally designed to allow community groups to participate in local festivals. The Kew Festival, initiated in 1974, encouraged community groups to engage with and value local heritage. During…

Meetings & lectures (2020)

Date Speaker/s Topic Venue 10 February Nigel Davies A ‘confusion’ of families – the great Funeral Industry Families of colonial Melbourne Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, 7.30 for 8 pm 10 March (McIntyre Lecture) Dr Gary Presland The Indigenous history of Kew Just Theatre, Kew Court House, 7.30 for 8 pm 14 April Phyllis Hore…

Book sale (2021)

Date: 21 February 2021 Hours: 1.00 – 4 PM Venue: Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, 1 Civic Drive, Kew The book sale includes 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…