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    William David Vaughan
    Kew Council - Central Ward 1933-c.1970
    Mayor of Kew 1937/8 | 1947/8 | 1961/2
    Kew Advertiser 1926-59

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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 9 July 1932 p 13 Family Notices
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    VAUGHAN (nee Muriel Frazer)-On the 4th July, at Epworth private hospital, to Mr and Mrs. W.D. Vaughan, Carramar, 241 Cotham road, Kew—a daughter (Valda Rose).

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  2. Kew Councillor Retires.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 8 July 1933 p 15 Article
    Abstract: Cr. Ratten, who was first elected to Kew council in 1893, and has served the ratepayers practically ever since, announced at the last meeting of the ... 57 words
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    Kew Councillor Retires. Cr. Ratten, who was first elected to Kew council in 1893, and has served the ratepayers practically ever since, announced at the last meeting of the council that he did not intend to seek re-election in August. Mr. W. D. Vaughan, a local business man, has intimated his intention to contest the seat.

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  3. IN THE SUBURBS KEW'S MAIN STREET. "A Disgrace to the Council." Demolition of Shops Ordered
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 28 February 1934 p 14 Article
    Abstract: On the motion of Cr. Vaughan, Kew council last night agreed that a recommendation of the building committee which was submitted to the council in 390 words
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    IN THE SUBURBS
    KEW'S MAIN STREET.
    "A Disgrace to the Council."
    Demolition of Shops Ordered
    On the motion of Cr. Vaughan, Kew council last night agreed that a recommendation of the building committee which was submitted to the council in October last regarding the dilapidated shops on the south side of High-street be given immediate effect to, and that the necessary notices required under the provisions of the Health Act be served on the owners and occupiers of the properties, to take effect without delay. Cr. Vaughan said that eleven years ago the then medical officer said the conditions existing in that part of the city were a disgrace to the municipality. By its delay the council had permitted the conditions to become aggravated until today the language of the medical officer (Dr. Derham) was so scathing that councillors should be ashamed that such a deplorable state of affairs had been permitted to remain so long. For years owners had been desirous of rebuilding, but had been unable to get anything definite from the council. It was time the council acted in the direction of having the south side of the city's principal thoroughfare made presentable. Cr. Parry, supporting the motion, said such a state of affairs as existed in High-street would not have been permitted in any other portion of the city. The council was largely responsible for the condition of the street to-day. It was a scandal to permit people to live in such properties, and the council would be acting rightly in ordering the demolition of the buildings. Cr. White said there was no greater eyesore in the metropolitan area than the south side of High-street. The property there reminded him of an abandoned mining town. The motion was carried. Remarking that he considered the matter was one which should receive further consideration, Cr. Warner gave notice of motion to rescind the resolution. If given effect to, the recommendation will mean the demolition of twenty shops; and will defini...

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  4. SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES. Kew Council's Problem.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 18 June 1936 p 10 Article
    Abstract: The question of the semi-detached dwelling is disturbing the customary tranquility of Kew council. Councillors are divided in opinion as to whether 341 words
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    SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES.
    Kew Council's Problem.
    The question of the semi-detached dwelling is disturbing the customary tranquility of Kew council. Councillors are divided in opinion as to whether they are a desirable type of building to permit in the municipality. At its meeting on Tuesday night the council further discussed the question for over two hours. Although several councillors made a determined effort to have a recommendation of the building committee adopted finally was reached, and further consideration is to be given to the matter at the meeting of the council in committee next Tuesday. The recommendation of the building committee of the council was that 110 further permits should be granted for the erection of semi-detached houses in the municipality. When the council again deals with the question it will give consideration to data obtained by Cr. Vaughan regarding tho building requirements of surrounding municipalities as to the resolution on the council's minute book dated 13th February, 1934, which approved an amendment to the building regulations to permit the erection or semi-datached houses. Cr. Vaughan, who is opposed to the recommendation, said there was a definite demand in Kew for the semi-detached type of house, and to prohibit their erection would be placing a bar in the way of the city's progress. There was no likelihood of clusters of such dwellings being erected in the municipality.

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  5. KEW HARBOR FOR RATS. Pied Piper of Hamelin Needed.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 8 October 1936 p 13 Article
    Abstract: On the recommendation of the Central ward committee, Kew council has decided to give consideration to the purchase of two blocks of land in Cecil-str ... 184 words
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    KEW HARBOR FOR RATS.
    Pied Piper of Hameiin Needed.
    On the recommendation of tho' Central ward cormmittee, Kew council has decided to give consideration to the purchase of two blocks of land In Cecil-street, Kew, which have been used for years as a tip, and constitute an eyesore in a desirable residential area, and to the conversion of the land into a municipal reserve. The estimated cost of the scheme is £383. Cr. McPhillamy said the area at present was a disgrace to Kew. He knew of no more dirty and unsightly area around Melbourne. The land, which was in a gully, was full of refuse and swarmed with rats. It was possible for anyone with a rifle to sit on the bank opposite and shoot a rat or two every minute. Cr. Vaughan said he resided near the land, and considered action should be taken by the council in regard to it in the interests of health and the general appearance of the municipality. The rubbish dumped on the land was now higher than the fence of the abutting propertles.

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  6. Letters to the Editor. Kew Town Hall.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 5 April 1937 p 13 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Merritt is evidently ignorant of the subject he presumes to write so authoritatively about, when he states that with a frontage of about 163 feet 868 words
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    Letters to the Editor. Kew Town Hall. Mr. Merritt is evidently ignorant of the subject he presumes to write so authoritatively about, when he states that with a frontage of about 163 feet there Is no need to buy more land in Walpole-street. The town hall and library frontages to Walpole-street total only 125 feet 5 Inches by a depth of 159 feet, at which point the width of the block is reduced to 107 feet, making an effec tive building frontage of only 116 feet 2½ Inches. I am sure the Kew council would be Interested to know where the additional frontage is. Mr. Merrltt may be interested to know that the council has had the assistance of no fewer than four experienced architects to advise it on the Walpole-street site, and the lowest estimates submitted were £25,000, to which, has to be added architects commission, purchase of additional land (in one case involving two cottages in Brougham-street to square up the exist ing frontage, together with an additional 66 feet frontage to Walpole-street right through to Brougham-street), mechanical installation for ventilation and heating, and construction of approaches. Mr Merrltt evidently does not appreciate the need for a town hall to give service to the schools and colleges, charitable auxiliaries, choral society and dramatic societies, whose activities have been greatly hampered through the lack of proper hall facilities. The use of a town hall for mayoral entertainments is a very small part of the service of such a hall In the welfare of the community. If Mr. Merrltt made himself familiar with the provisions of the proposed Greater Melbourne scheme, he would not use this bogey, for the introduction of that scheme could not interfere with the activities of the existing municipalities, but would deal with those problems which affect greater Melbourne, but for which no authority has yet been created — Cr. W. D. VAUGHAN (Kew).

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  7. KEW CHILDREN'S HEALTH Success of Infant Welfare Centres
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 15 July 1937 p 6 Article
    Abstract: A tribute to the work of the Kew Baby Health Centre committee in the three centres was paid by Cr. W. D. Vaughan yesterday when, presiding at the 17t ... 373 words
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    KEW CHILDREN'S HEALTH Success of Infant Welfare Centres A tribute to the work of the Kew Baby Health Centre committee in the three centres was paid by Cr. W. D. Vaughan yesterday when, presiding at the 17th annual meeting of the committee, he said that the Kew council felt this work was some of the most useful that could be done for ratepayers, and it was having its result in the splendid health figures that were shown for Kew each year. The council still hoped that the Government would realise lis responsibility in the matter by restoring the grant to the centres. When the grant was reduced to £200 the council had immediately stepped in and made up the difference of £50. Cr. Vaughan also spoke appreciatively of the results of the council's immunisation campaign, led by Dr. A. P. Derham, which had more than warranted the work it in volved. Between 2600 and 2700 children had been immunised in Kew; one of the most important features in the campaign was that children of pre-school age should be immunised as soon as possible, because that was the age in which the incidence was greatest. The annual report presented by the hon. secretary (Mrs H Coleman) also referred to the reduction of the Government grant, and acknowledged with gratitude the generosity of Kew council in making possible the restoration of the sisters' salaries to pre-depresslon level. The council's grant for the year was £283 10/. Total attendances at all three centres of Kew, North and East Kew for the year were 10,950, while the sisters paid 1110 visits to homes. The number of babies on the roll totalled 569 and toddlers 242. The sisters were co operating with the medical offlcer of health in connection with the diphtheria immunisation campaign, and with the Sustenance department by issuing orders for milk, fruit and vegetables to mothers whose husbands were unemployed, while the Benevolent Society provided clothing and blankets where necessary. Sister F. Grylls, who has charge of the Children

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  8. MODERN LIBRARY FOR KEW. Expert Advice Adopted.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 9 September 1937 p 17 Article
    Abstract: Kew is to have a modern library in place of the antiquated collection of books now housed in the equally antiquated building in Walpole-street. 482 words
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    MODERN LIBRARY FOR KEW.
    Expert Advice Adopted.
    Kew is to have a modern library in place of the antiquated collection of books now housed in the equally antiquated building in Walpole-street. At the first meeting of the council for the year the library committee reported having conferred with Messrs. Pitt (Melbourne Public Library), Frazer (Parliamentary librarian), Scott (Melbourne university), and Rev. Jeffrey Brown, and considered the report of Mr. A. E. McMicken (Prahran city librarian) relative to Kew public library. The committee recommended that the library be closed for a short period for structural alterations, and for the purpose of eliminating useless books; that the services of the present librarian be dispensed with; that steps be taken to appoint a librarian in accordance with new specification of duties: that necessary repairs be effected to all books which it is desired should be kept, and that publicity be given to the fact that the library was to be resuscitated and placed on a proper basis. ... The Mayor (Cr. Vaughan): They consider it inadequate, but we must make a start somewhere. Until we have more accommodation we shall not be able to have a junior section. We should as soon as possible obtain a decent place to house our library. If the committee is given encouragement it will not be long before Kew has a library of which it will be proud. Then we can for all time do away with the "farce" conducted next door. ...

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  9. KEW BENEVOLENT WORK. Society's Annual Meeting.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 11 September 1937 p 20 Article
    Abstract: The work of Kew Ladles' Benevolent Society received cordial praise from the mayor of Kew (Cr. Vaughan), when he presided at the society's 44th annual 415 words
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    KEW BENEVOLENT WORK.
    Society's Annual Meeting.
    The work of Kew Ladles' Benevolent Society received cordial praise from the mayor of Kew (Cr. Vaughan), when he presided at the society's 44th annual
    meeting yesterday. The mayor said he would like to pay a tribute to this work, which was quietly performed by members of the society for those who, through circumstances over which perhaps they had no control, were brought to dire want and destitution. His council also appreciated it, and there was never any question about a request from the society being granted. It was pleasing also to find that the public of Kew showed practical recognition of the work by the manner ln which they supported any of the appeals, and the result of the annual charity ball last year, by which the society benefited to the extent of £55, was on example. ....

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  10. Sustenance Workers and the Epidemic
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 11 September 1937 p 26 Article
    Abstract: The plight of sustenance workers, who, because they had been in contact with infantile paralysis cases, were debarred from relief work, and consequen ... 151 words
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    Sustenance Workers and the Epidemic The plight of sustenance workers, who, because they had been In contact with infantile paralysis cases were debarred from relief work and consequently received only the lower rates of pay, was referred to by Mrs G Woinarskl at the annual meeting of the Kew Ladies' Benevolent Society yesterday in the Kew Town Hall. Mrs. Woinarskl said that workers with large families felt the loss keenly. The Melbourne City Council had been making up the difference for workers in its municipality, but possibly all councils were not in a position to do so. Mrs Woinarskl considered it was the responsibility of the Government. The Mayor of Kew, Councillor W. D Vaughan), who presided, said that the Kew Council had paid the rent and supplied food to the affected families In the Kew municipality. All members of the executive committee were re-elected.

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  11. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 15 September 1937 p 7 Article
    Abstract: DR. SYDNEY DATTILO-RUBBO, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who has been appointed senior lecturer in bacteriology 612 words
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    THE Mayor of Kew (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) sat on the Bench at Kew Court today for the first time. He was welcomed by the chairman (Mr T. H. Oakes) on behalf of the Bench; Mr W. R. Rylah, on behalf of the legal profession; the Clerk of Courts (Mr F. A. Wood), on behalf of the court staff, and of the police.

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  12. YARRA BOULEVARD. Completion Urged.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 18 November 1937 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Kew council has decided to urge upon the Public Works department the early completion of the boulevard between Hawthorn-bridge and 222 words
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    YARRA BOULEVARD.
    Completion Urged.
    Kew council has decided to urge upon the Public Works department the early completion of the boulevard between Hawthorn brldge and Johnston street-bridge. Cr. Coleman said the council would be doing a service to the citizens if it complied with the wishes of the Studley Park Association and others. It would be a pity to see the present sections of a picturesque river drive left to the mercy of storms, floods, &c. The mayor (Cr. Vaughan) said the council must exercise caution in such matters, realising as It did the Government's willingness to shift Its responsibility to other bodies. He suggested an Inquiry might be made from the Government as to its Intention in regard to the completion of the section through Studley Park. It would be a great pity to see the work already done destroyed or damaged by erosion. Cr. McConchie said he understood the remaining section would cost between £250,000 and £300,000. Most of the money used for the construction of other sections was obtained from the unemployment relief fund. Notwithstanding the cut to unemployment relief tax rates it was estimated £1,800,000 would be raised this year from unemployment taxation, and in view of this the Government might be prepared to expedite the completion of the boulevard.

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  13. KEW TRAIN SERVICE. Protest Meeting Called.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 25 November 1937 p 14 Article
    Abstract: In response to a request signed by a large number of ratepayers, the mayor of Kew (Cr. Vaughan) has convened a public meeting, to be held in the loca ... 73 words
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    KEW TRAIN SERVICE,
    Protest Meeting Called.
    In response to a request signed by a large number of ratepayers, tho mayor of Kew (Cr. Vaughan) has convened a public meeting, to be held in the local
    town hall on December 3, to protest against the action of the Railway Commissioners in curtailing the train service to Kew. Tho speakers will include Mr. Kent Hughes, M.L.A., and the mayor of Hawthorn (Cr. Gray, M.L.A.).

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  14. KEW WANTS MORE TRAINS Agitation To Be Pushed On
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 4 December 1937 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The citizens of Kew were determined to use every method in their power to have its transport facilities increased, instead of 229 words
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    KEW WANTS MORE TRAINS Agitation To Be Pushed On The citizens of Kew were determined to use every method in their power to have its transport facilities increased, instead of diminished, said the Mayor of Kew (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) today, referring to the meeting of protest held by residents last night. It was not sufficient just to pass on the request of the citizens to a Standing Committee for inquiry, which might shelve the proposals. The people of Kew intended to agitate through Parliament and the Ministry until they gained satisfaction. Cr. Vaughan presided at the meeting last night when it was suggested that Kew residents might stage a "passenger strike" and march from Prince's Bridge to Collins Street. The meeting decided to protest to the Minister for Transport against the reduction of the "through" train service. BAD CONGESTION Cr. Vaughan added that Kew, with its 27,000 citizens, had a quarter of a mile of railway line with no provision for extensions. On the Cotham Road and North Camberwell tram lines the congestion was so bad that it was the usual thing for people to stand from Kew on the four or five mile journey to the city. The only solution would be the duplication of the railway line from Flinders Street.

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  15. New Library at Kew
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 6 December 1937 p 21 Article
    Abstract: The Kew Public Library, which has been remodelled from the old Library, near the Town Hall, was reopened today by the Mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan), 60 words
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    New Library at Kew The Kew Public Library which has been remodelled from the old Library, near the Town Hall, was reopened today by the Mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan), Many new books have been added to the shelves, and it is now possible to borrow modern literature at 3d a book. There is also a free section for children.

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  16. In the Suburbs "WORST ROAD IN MELBOURNE" Ascotvale Protest
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 7 December 1937 p 18 Article
    Abstract: Additional seating accommodation had to be provided in the public gallery at the Town Hall, Moonee Ponds, last night, when a deputation from the Asco ... 1055 words
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    IMPROVEMENTS AT KEW LIBRARY Fine Children's Section The value of libraries to every section of the community was emphasised by speakers yesterday when the Kew Municipal Library was officially reopened by the Mavor of Kew (Councillor W D Vaughan). The libraiy has been reorganised and modernised. Many of the books were rejected and new books added on the advice of a special committee appointed by the council. The Mayor the Federal Attorney-General (Mr Menzies) the chairman of the trustees of the Public Library of Victoria (Dr A S Joske) and Mr Frank Tate a former Director of Education who is Identified with the Free Library Movement spoke. A feature of the library Is the special section for children. Six oil paintings on loan from the National Gallery have been hung in the building.

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  17. KEW LIBRARY. Reopening by Mayor.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 7 December 1937 p 19 Article
    Abstract: Remodelled on up-to-late lines, and equipped with modern books, Kew municipal library was reopened by the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) yesterday. The 219 words
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    KEW LIBRARY. - Reopening by Mayor.
    Remodelled on up-to-date lines, and equipped with modern books, Kew municipal library was reopened by the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) yesterday. The remodelling was carried out along lines suggested by a special committee appointed by the council to advise as to the means to be adopted. Among the many interested persons present were the Federal Attorney-General (Mr. Menzies), Mr. Kent Hughes, M.L.A.; Mr. Edgar. M.L.C.; Dr. A. S. Jocke (president of the Melbourne Public Library trustees), Mr. F. Tate and Dr. A. Cunningham (representing the Free Library Movement in Victoria). Mr. E. R. Pitt (chief librarian, Melbourne Public Library), and Mr. A. E. McMlcken (Prahran librarian). Mr. Menzies, congratulating the council on its enterprise in providing improved library facilities for its citizens, said books had retained their popularity in spite of the competition of many mechanical forms of entertainment. The Mayor said the council was hoping to extend still further the facilities at the library, and to add many additional books of an educational nature. A feature of the remodelled library is the provision of a children's section. The interior decorations have been heightened by a number of oil paintings on loan from the National Gallery. Miss J. Iken has been appointed librarian.

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  18. KEW RAILWAY COMPLAINT No Through Service
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 11 December 1937 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The inconvenience which Kew travellers have experienced since the KeW-Melbourne railway service was amended, has increased their resentment at the ac ... 131 words
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    KEW RAILWAY COMPLAINT No Through Service The inconvenience which Kew travellers have experienced since the Kew-Melbourne railway service was amended, has increased their resentment at the action of the Railways Department in depriving them of a through service on the line. At a public meeting in the Kew Town Hall last week it was decided to direct the attention of the Minister for Transport (Mr. Bussau) to the grievance. Yesterday, the Mayor of Kew (Councillor W. D. Vaughan) was informed by the Minister that he would take the matter up with the Railways Commissioners. Passengers from Kew have to change trains at Hawthorn, and in the morning peak periods they are faced with the task of attempting to board the already over-crowded trains to the city.

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  19. METROPOLITAN BOARD. Kew Council Criticism.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 23 February 1938 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Intense dissatisfaction is felt by members of Kew council at the attitude of the Metropolitan Board to repeated requests for action in regard to Glas ... 259 words
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    METROPOLITAN BOARD.
    Kew Council Criticism.
    Intense dissatisfaction is felt by members of Kew council at the attitude of the Metropolitan Board to repeated requests for action in regard to Glass's Creek, East Kew. To its most recent request for the construction of a drain from High-street to Kllby-road the board forwarded the stereotype reply that It had no funds available. The mayor (Cr. Vaughan) said It was time the council took definite action to have Its request acceded to. The council had merely asked that the board's sewerage committee should inspect the creek with a view to having the necessary work carried out. It would have been a courteous act If the committee had at least made an Inspection. The work would have to be undertaken eventually, and the council was actuated by the idea of saving the board money. The board had men and equipment at Kilby-road, and a considerable saving would be effected If the work desired by the council was done before the equipment was transferred elsewhere. All that was asked was the construction of a culvert over a short section to improve what was now on eyesore. Cr. Carnegie, the council's representative on the board, said the section of Kew where the work was desired had gone ahead in an amazing manner. It was essential that the drain be attended to to protect residents from the danger of floods. The council should again write the board. The matter of a deputation with to the mayor to arrange.

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  20. Kew Danger Spot.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Friday 11 March 1938 p 18 Article
    Abstract: Directing attention to the danger to traffic existing at the intersection of Normanby and Harp roads. East Kew, the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) submitted to ... 87 words
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    Kew Danger Spot. Directing attention to tho danger to traffic existing at the intersection of Normanby and Harp roads, East Kew, the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) submitted to Kew council a series or photographs of a collision between a motor car and motor bus last Saturday, one of which appeared in "The Age" on Monday. The photograph showed the motor car had shattered the front brick wall of a house immediately on the intersection, and had strewn a particularly well-kept garden with wreckage. The Mayor stressed the need for efficient warning notices at the intersections. The matter was referred to the traffic committes.

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  21. BRIEF ITEMS IN THE NEWS
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 6 April 1938 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The Building Trades Federation has decided to lift the ban placed on the building of a new church being erected in Clarendon street, Coburg, because ... 840 words
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    Because of ill-health, the town clerk of Kew (Mr. H. H. Harrison) has resigned, after 50 years' service to the council. His resignation was received by the council last night, and referred to the finance committee. "No one could have given the council more wholehearted support," the Mayor (Councillor W. D. Vaughan) said when Mr. Harrison's letter came before the meeting.

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  22. Lessons of Anzac.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 25 April 1938 p 10 Article
    Abstract: Kew [?] packed the Rialto Threatre, High-street, Kew, yesterday, for the annual civic service. The mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) presided. and devotions ... 154 words
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    Lessons of Anzac. Kew citizens packed the Rialto Theatre, High-street, Kew, Monday, for the annual civic service. The mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan presided, and devotions were conducted by members of the Kew Ministers' Fraternal. The 37/39th Battalion (Kew, Hawthorn, Henty regiment}, was represented by a color party and escort carrying the King's and regimental colours, in charge of Captain G. de V. Westley. Speakers were Mr.G. W. Holland, president, Victorian branch R.S.S.I.L.A., and the Bishop of Geelong (Rt. Rev. J. J, Booth). Mr. Holland said that the reason Anzac day had for the younger generation was that of unselfishness The greatest tribute that could be paid those who had sacrificed themselves for us was by living unselfish lives. Bishop Booth said unless there was something great and good behind it Anzac remembrance was blasphemy. Prior to the service a wreath was placed on the memorial at Kew Junction by the mayoress, on behalf of the city.

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  23. Successful Ball For Charity
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 20 May 1938 p 4 Article
    Abstract: About 400 dancers attended a successful charity ball organised by the Mayoress of Kew (Mrs. W. D. Vaughan), in aid of the Kew 442 words
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    Successful Ball For Charity About 400 dancers attended a successful charity ball organised by the Mayoress of Kew (Mrs. W. D. Vaughan), In aid of the Kew Ladies' Benevolent Society, and held last night in the Kew Recreation Hall. Mrs. Vaughan was supported by Miss Jo Cody, who acted as honorary secre-tary, and a strong committee. The Mayor (Mr. W. D. Vaughan) and the councillors of Kew gave their patronage. Lovely flowers in autumn tints, and masses of greenery on the stage, decorated the hall. A frock of floral Hungarian silk trimmed with touches of russet was worn by Mrs. Vaughan, who welcomed the guests. They Included the president of the Kew Ladles' Benevolent Society (Mrs. W. Warren Kerr), who was present with Mr. Kerr. Mrs. Kerr had on a frock and coat to match, of black satin with hand-painted blossoms in soft pink and blue colour-ings. Miss Cody wore a satin frock in copper tonlngs under her short sable fur coat. During the evening two small girls, Shirley Freeman and Pat Keating, gave an exhibition dance.

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  24. Kew Train Service.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 2 June 1938 p 18 Article
    Abstract: Kew council has appointed the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) and Cr. Carnegie as its representatives at the deputation to the Railway Commissioners being arrang ... 57 words
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    Kew Train Service.
    Kew. council has appointed the mayor (Cr. Vaughan) and Cr. Carnegie as its representatives at the deputation to the Railway Commissioners being arranged by the Kew Rallway Restoration League, in an effort to have "through" train service on the Kew line restored. The deputation will take place next week.

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  25. Kew Rail Service
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 4 June 1938 p 9 Article
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    Kew Rail Service The Mayor of Kew (Councillor W. D. Vaughan) and Councillor J. L. Carnegie have been appointed to represent the Kew Council on the deputation which is being arranged by the Kew Railway Restoration Association to wait on the Railways Commissioners next week. The deputation will urge the provision of an adequate through rail service between Kew and Melbourne.

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  26. NEWS FROM THE SUBURBS COUNCIL'S VIEW Factory Extensions
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 27 July 1938 p 13 Article
    Abstract: The wisdom of approving of extensions to fartories which already exist in restdential areas in the municipality was debated at the last meeting of th ... 1280 words
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    Ken Retirement After 50 years of service to the council the town clerk of Kew (Mr H H Harrison) who has retired was entertained at dinner yesterday evening by past and present councillors. Many tributes to the service tendered to the municipality by Mr Harrison were paid by speakers at the meeting of the council last night when the Major (Councillor W D Vaughan) presented Mr Harrison with an Illuminated address and a cheque. Councillor J L Carnegie who will retire from the council next month after 36 years of service as a councillor was entertained In the Mayor's room after the meeting and presented with an illuminated address. The council recorded on its minutes its appreciation of the services rendered by Councillor Carnegie and Mr Harrison and those rendered by Councillor V A Russell who has announced his retirement from the council although his term as a councillor normally would not expire until next year

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  27. Railway to Doncaster?
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 28 July 1938 p 9 Article
    Abstract: A proposal to extend the Kew rail service to Doncaster as a means of developing eastern districts will be revived at a public meeting to be called by ... 251 words
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    Railway to Doncaster? A proposal to extend the Kew rail service to Doncaster as a means of developing eastern districts will be revived at a public meeting to be called by the Mayor of Kew (Councillor W. D. Vaughan) in the Kew Recreation Hall on August 8. It is expected that strong support will be given to the project as such a service would tend to solve problems associated with the rail service to Kew. The Mayor reported to the Kew Council at its last meeting that following a deputation arranged by the Kew Rall Restoration Association to the Railways Commissioners to protest against the curtailment of the Kew rail service a conference had taken place between the interested parties. It had been hinted that although the Railways Department did not contemplate any further reduction of the service at present, the time might arrive when the department would have to consider whether it would continue the service. The department would investigate the possibility of extending the line from Kew to Doncaster to ascertain whether good use could be made of the line between Kew and Melbourne. The department was apparently of the opinion that the only practical way of coping with the development of the eastern districts was by establishing a train service. This service could be extended from the Kew line. If the line were extended to Doncaster, added the Mayor, the duplication of the line to Hawthorn must follow.

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  28. RAILWAY CHIEF TO ADDRESS PUBLIC
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 5 August 1938 p 3 Article
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    RAILWAY CHIEF TO ADDRESS PUBLIC The Chief Commissioner of Railways (Mr Clapp) will address a public meeting in the Recreation Hall, Kew, on Monday night, on the co-ordination of transport for all the eastern suburbs, the duplication of the line from Melbourne to Hawthorn, and the future of the Kew-Barker spur line. The meeting was called by the Mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) on behalf of the Kew Train Services Restoration Association.

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  29. Transport Meeting
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 9 August 1938 p 16 Article
    Abstract: Speakers at the public meeting to-night convened by the Mayor of Kew (Councillor W. D. Vaughan) to discuss the co-ordination of transport facilities ... 95 words
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    Transport Meeting Speakers at the public meeting to-night convened by the Mayor of Kew (Council-lor W. D. Vaughan) to discuss the co-ordination of transport facilities for the eastern suburbs will include the Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Railways (Mr. Clapp), Mr. Kent Hughes, M.L.A., the president of the Kew Train Service Re-storation Association (Mr. L. H. Hagon), and Mr. Gray, M.L.A. Representatives of public bodies in Kew, Hawthorn, Camber- well, and Doncaster have been asked to attend. The meeting will be held in the Recreation Hall.

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  30. TRANSPORT IN SUBURBS Conference Urged MINISTER TO CONSIDER
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 17 August 1938 p 16 Article
    Abstract: In continuation of its efforts to obtain a satisfactory transport service, the Kew Train Service Restoration Association is endeavoring to bring abou ... 228 words
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    TRANSPORT IN SUBURBS
    Conference Urged
    MINISTER TO CONSIDER
    In continuation of its efforts to obtain a satisfactory transport service, the Kew Train Service Restoration Association is endeavoring to bring about a conference of transport officials. Yesterday the president of the association (Mr. L. H. Hagon), Mr. Kent Hughes, M.L.A., and the mayor of Kew (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) interviewed the Minister of Transport (Mr. Hyland), to place before him the resolution carried at a meeting of residents of the district last Monday week. Cr. Vaughan stated last night that Mr. Hyland promised to consider the matter. The resolution placed before him urged the Government to take im mediate steps to draw up a comprehensive plan or transport facilities for the eastern suburbs, in order to stop the existing confusion, waste and uncertalnty. It was suggested, stated Cr. Vaughan, that a conference of the bodies controlling the train, tram and bus services for the district, be called in order that these facilities might be co-ordinated to give the most satisfactory service. It was considered there was so much chaos in the Kew district that it would prove an excellent experimental area in which to ascertain whether the various transport authorities could agree on the best form of co-ordination. If a conference were called, the whole transport problem of the eastern suburbs could be reviewed.

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  31. NEW COMPANIES
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 3 April 1939 p 5 Article
    Abstract: W. D. Vaughan Pty. Ltd., primers and publishers, of acquire the business carried on by W. D. Vaughan at 128 Denmark Street. Kew. Capital. £20.000. 194 words
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    NEW COMPANIES W. D. Vaughan Pty. Ltd., printers and publishers, of acquire the business carried on by W. D. Vaughan at 128 Denmark Street. Kew. Capital. £20,000. Subscribers: William D. Vaughan. Muriel M. G. Vaughan, both of 241 Cotham Road, Kew.

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  32. LARGE FIELD FOR HAWTHORN LATEST MOVES
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 9 May 1939 p 12 Article
    Abstract: Several names nave already been mentioned as aspirants for the Hawthorn vacancy in the Legislative Assembly caused by the death of Mr. Gray, M.L.A. 425 words
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    LARGE FIELD FOR HAWTHORN
    LATEST MOVES
    Several, names nave already been mentioned as aspirants for the Hawthorn vacancy ; in the Legislative Assembly caused by the death of Mr. Gray, M.L.A.
    Present indications point to the possibility of at least four candidates. ; The name of Cr. E. C. Rlgby has been mentioned as most likely 'to obtain the official endorsement of the U.A.P. He has been a member of the Hawthorn city council for 27 years, three times Mayor, is president of the local branch of the U.A.P., president of the Municipal. Association of Victoria, and is also .in practice as a solicitor. Beyond admitting that he was considering the representations tnat had been made, Mr. Rlgby would not commit himself last night to candidature. Cr. W. D. Vaughan, of Hawthorn, announced last night that he would be n candidate at the by-election, endorsed by the U.A.P. if possible, but if not, as Independent U.A.P, Cr. Vaughan Is proprietor of the "Hawthorn Standard" newspaper, a commissioner of the Metropolitan Board and chairman of the Eastern Suburbs Weights and Measures Union. He has been a vigorous advocate recently of a co-ordinated form of transport for the metropolitan area.

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  33. Nominations For Victorian Assembly Seat MELBOURNE, May 29.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Tuesday 30 May 1939 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Nominations for the Hawthorn seat in the Legislative Assembly left vacant by the death of Mr. J. Gray, closed today. 71 words
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    Nominations For Victorian Assembly Seat MELBOURNE. May 29. Nominations for the Hawthorn seat in the Legislative Assembly left vacant by the death of Mr. J. Gray, closed today. Nominations are as follow:— John diuix i^iuinsiae. manager iina U.A.P.); Leslie Henry Hollins. engineer (Ind.); Albert William Nicholls, public accountant (Lab.); Benjamin Barnard Nicholson, mercantile broker (Progressive Independent): Leslie Tyack. accountant (U.A.P.): William David Vaughan, printer and publisher (Ind. U.A.P.).

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  34. U.A.P. DRIFT Cr. Vaughan's Attitude
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 10 June 1939 p 28 Article
    Abstract: The need for overhaul of the United Australia party induced Cr. W. D. Vaughan to seek election for the Hawthorn seat in the Legislative Assembly as a ... 121 words
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    U.A.P. DRIFT Cr. Vaughan's Attitude The need for overhaul of the United Australia party induced Cr. W. D. Vaughan to seek election for the Hawthorn seat in the Legislative Assembly as an Independent U.A.P. candidate, he says. Concluding a series of meetings, Cr. Vaughan told electors that, while he endorsed the legislative policy of the U.A.P., he was strongly opposed to the undemocratic method of pre-selection which the party adopted. Many who had always been U.A.P. supporters deplored the fact that the organisation was no longer the virile force it used to be. Among the reasons for the drift were the restrictions placed on the choice of candidates and the policy of tying candidates down with party pledges.

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  35. SUBURBAN NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 14 September 1946 p 5 Article
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    SUBURBAN NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS At the annual meeting of the Melbourne Suburban Newspapers' Association the following officers were elected: President, W. D. Vaughan (Kew Advertiser, etc.) ; Immediate past president, J. W Meehan (South Melbourne Record) ; vice-president, B. J. Jamieson (Footscray Advertiser); executive, H. R. McLean (Oakleigh and Caulfleld Times). W. Green (Brighton Southern Cross); secretary- treasurer. Fred. T. Everett: asst. secretary. D. K. Everett.

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  36. Almost in Confidence A Story in Every Bag.
    Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) Friday 3 October 1947 p 4 Article
    Abstract: POSSIBLY there is nobody who. carries a human story with him every day like the postman. In his bag there are messages that 1154 words
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    A Newspaper MayorFEW newspaper owners aspire to municipal honours, preferring to be on the outside looking in, and throwing words of wisdom here and there, but at Kew the Mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) is the owner of the local newspaper, Appar-. ently he must lead a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde life --- a real dual personality, unless of course the Council atmosphere of that salu brious suburb is in more tranquil, than that of Williamstown, where a spade is called by its proper name - a Roman holiday for the avid reporter. Maybe, Cr Vaughan, with his newspaper carries too many guns for the opposition. The genial councillor is the retiring president of the Suburban News-papers Association. His successor this year is 'Mr. Bert Jamieson of the 'Footscray ,, whose late father served his apprentice ship in the printing trade with a Williamstown paper. It Is inter esting to recall that the new pres ident won the Military Medal in World War I at the same engage ment as Dwyer won the Victoria Cross. Bert is a past president of the Footscray Football Club.

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  37. The Life of melbourne
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 4 October 1947 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AT THE conclusion of the open meeting, Mrs Howard Praagst, president, and committee members of Commonwealth Golf Club gave a 1275 words
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    CR AND MRS W. D. VAUGHAN, Mayor and Mayoress of Kew, celebrate today the silver anniversary of their marriage, which took place at the Methodist Church, White Hills, Bendigo, on October 4, 1922. Tonight Cr and Mrs Vaughan will attend a theatre party at which both
    bridesmaids, Miss Elva Brown - who came from Bendigo for the occasion -and Mrs E. Baumgartner, of Melbourne, will be present. They will be at home to friends at their residence, Carramar, Cotham rd, Kew, tomorrow afternoon, and their schoolgirl daughter, Valda, will help her parents to receive guests.

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  38. FESTIVAL BEGINS TOMORROW IN "ARTISTS" SUBURB
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 17 October 1947 p 5 Article
    Abstract: You'll raise your eyebrows on learning that Kew City Council's fourth annual "Arts Festival" starts tomorrow, only if you don't know that -- in the w ... 355 words
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    FESTIVAL BEGINS TOMORROW IN "ARTISTS" SUBURB I
    You'll raise your eyebrows on learning that Kew City Council's fourth annual "Arts Festival" starts tomorrow, only if you don't know that — in the words of Kew's Mayor (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) — "Kew is probably the home of more outstanding artists than any other suburb in Australia."
    Kew's first Arts Festival was a purely neighborhood show, to let the people of Kew see and hear what top rank talent they possessed. Kew ratepayers whose paintings were shown at the 1944 Festival, in the Cotham Road Presbyterian Hall (the Army was then in the Recreation Hall), included the late Sir John Longstaff, A. M. E. Bale, A. J. Broadhurst, Elizabeth Colquhoun, John Loxton, Max Meldrum. Mary McQueen, Eric Thake, J. Wentscher, and Tina Wentscher. That is not half of them. Kew musicians who performed at the first festival included pianist Margaret Sutherland, Evelyn Wills, and Kathe Newman, and soprano Vera Garrett. Kew's first festival was suggested by Kew artists, and was organised by the then Mayor (Cr. D. S. M. Norris) and Max Meldrum. FURTHER AFIELD From it has sprung an annual Festival and the Kew Philharmonic Society. "Confining the Festival to local talent seemed a bit parochial, so we've gone further afield." says the Mayor. The art section this year comprises 45 water colors— 25 Australian and 20 English — lent by the National Gallery. The Australians represented include Sir Lionel Lindsay, Russell Drysdale and Kew's Eric Thake, while the English section is headed by Sargent, Wilson Steer and Paul Nash. Characteristic of Kew City Council's approach is its installation of special art gallery lighting in its recreation hall for the exhibition." The council building surveyor (Mr R. Chipperfield) asked ratepayer Max Meldrum what was required. And it has been done ("no gallery has better lighting," the Mayor says) . This is the new Kew Philhamonic Society's first appearance at a Festival. Cr. Vaughan quotes its cond.....

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  39. Kew Mayor Seeks Pre-Selection
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Thursday 17 June 1948 p 5 Article
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    Kew Mayor Seeks Pre-Selection The Mayor of Kew (Cr. W. D. Vaughan) announced today that he would be a candidate for Liberal Party pre-selection for the East Yarra by-electlon to fill the vacancy in the Legislative Council caused by the death of Mr W. H. Edgar. Cr. Vaughan is In his second term as Mayor. He has been a Kew councillor for 15 years, and is a member of the Free Library Service Board.

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  40. KEW TIP IS 'OUT'
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 24 November 1915 p 6 Article Illustrated
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    KEW TIP IS 'OUT'
    KEW Council's plan to turn part of the Yarra River frontage off the Chandler Highway into an open rubbish tip was emphatically rejected yesterday by Mr. Barry, Health Minister. Angry North Kew residents, who attended Mr. Barry's inspection of the site, expecting him to support the council applauded enthusiastically when he said: "I think it is a bad business to get rid of garbage in this way." Mr. Barry's remark changed the temper of the crowd from bitter hostility to warm approval. Ten minutes earlier, as Cr. W. Vaughan, former Mayor of Kew, and Mr. W. Birrell, town clerk, explained that the council's plan was to reclaim the land and, at the same time, dispose of garbage, heated voices had heckled: "We've got rats enough already. It's no wonder we need infectious diseases hospitals." Cr. Vaughan: The tip will be covered. Voice: Yeah! Go and smell the one in Willesmere rd. I'd like to see you live there. Cr. Vaughan: What about in winter when the land is covered with water? Woman's Voice: If you fill the land in, you'll only push the water to the other side of the river and we'll have bigger and better floods. Mr. Barry: "I don't like it. I'm one of those people who think that the lids of dirt tins haven't kept the rats out of lanes. (Hear! Hear!). "There are more scientific ways of disposing of rubbish and of reclaiming land." (Good on you!). Mr. Barry's attitude became stronger when he completed the inspection by visiting the present tip in Willesmere rd., where part of the garbage was exposed. Smiling sympathetically at the residents, who continued to exclaim: "Do you think we want a place like this for our children's playground?" He turned to Mr. M. Lucy (Labor, Ivanhoe), who organised the inspection, and said: "Well, Mick, I think we'll have to keep the cows from the Mental Hospital grazing back there along the river." The residents burst into applause. The inspection was made following a petition to the Minister signed by 425 householders.

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