The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew

James Nicolas, author of the clubs history book, has just released his latest offering, The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew.

This book, as previewed by The Herald Sun, The Leader and Senior paper is the story of a couple, one a Gallipoli veteran, who devoted their lives to making their house a tourist attraction for kids and kids at heart. It is a window in to post war Melbourne Suburbia and of a great love and love lost. A special place never forgotten by the thousands who went there.

The book is $29 available from James at and $5 from each book sold through the club will be donated back to the club.

“James Nicolas has faithfully recaptured the spirit of our lost childhoods in The Mystery of Fairyland. His attention to detail is meticulous. His photos of a bygone era are priceless.”
— TV & Radio Legend Philip Brady

As you know James- I love history – so I really enjoyed your book. Congrats on the amount of work you did
— Russell Morris, Australian Music legend

“It’s mainly a happy story enshrining the community spirit and love of children of two working class people.  However there is also pathos, sadness and an intimate story of a “family” broken up, as many were in those times, by the unveiling of inescapable truths.”
— Leon Wiegard, Olympian, Ex President Fitzroy, Businessman