The Kew Historical Society was formed in 1958 in anticipation of the centenary of Kew in 1960. Since then, over a 57-year period, the Society has been committed to the collection, preservation and dissemination of information relating to the history of Kew (including Studley Park) and East Kew.
Today, the Society continues to work with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage. It publishes, in print and online, information and resources to inform people about Kew’s history, as well as organising events relevant to our heritage. The Society has been affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria since 1959, and works with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JUNE?
THE 1883 ELECTION IN BOROONDARA
The 1883 Victorian election was a watershed moment in Victorian political life. What was the context of the election, and how did it play out in Boroondara? The electorate of Boroondara included Hawthorn, Kew, Balwyn and Camberwell. Who were the candidates? What were the issues? How did the candidates campaign? This talk seeks to answer these questions and note the growth of a mature democracy in Victoria.
Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library
Wednesday 8 June, 8.00pm
GARDENS OF KEW
4 June – 27 August
An exhibition of photographs, paintings, ephemera and realia – sourced from the collection of the Kew Historical Society and augmented with works from public and private collections – which explores the history of private and public gardens and gardening in Kew.
Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm.
1st Floor, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew.