"Kew Asylum Picnic", The Argus, Friday 2 February 1894, p3
The annual picnic provided for the inmates of the Kew Asylum was held in the reserve on Wednesday last. About 5OO patients were present, and took part in the various sports and games got up for the occasion. The " merry go round " and dancing ring were well patronised, and the running and jumping events, &c., for which prizes were given, were keenly contested, whilst "Aunt Sally " and other such forms of amusement had their supporters. During the day all were plentifully regaled with refreshments, and, the day being pleasant, everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the outing. Many visitors and friends of the patients were also present, and by joining m the merriment greatly added to the enjoyment, Mr. Ben- nett, M.L.A. for Richmond, kindly sent out his "Footory Brass Band," which enlivened the proceedings Thanks ate due to all who kindly gave donations, thus helping to make the picnic a complete success.