Royal Historical Society of Victoria : Promoting and preserving the history of Victoria
The RHSV's mission is to promote among our members, member societies, and the wider public, an interest in and understanding of Australian history, with a focus on the Victorian experience. The RHSV is the peak body for local and specialist historical societies throughout Victoria and is the historical society for central Melbourne.
PUTTING IT OUT THERE! MELBOURNE IN THE 1970S
14 September 2018 – January 2019
SIREN TO SIREN: FOOTBALL AND VICTORIA
Until 21 December, 2018
1 November 2018
Heritage Victoria Officer’s Report on City of Melbourne Application for Permit to Reconstruct Queen Victoria Market
Read more by Professor Charles Sowerwine, Chair, Heritage Committee, Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
31 October 2018
“In last week’s statement on the Queen Victoria Market ‘People’s Panel’, we noted that the first two sessions had, as a fellow participant remarked to me, ‘tried to railroad us’ into accepting the discredited Doyle plan for the market, the plan rejected by Heritage Victoria. We protested in letters to the organisers and then to the Lord Mayor. Others too had written to the Lord Mayor expressing concern. The Friends of the Queen Victoria Market obtained the release of Heritage Victoria’s internal report on the Doyle plan, which is a searing indictment of the whole plan (it is also on our web site). And our statement was picked up by the Herald-Sun on Saturday (‘Historian slams market panel’, 27 October 2018, p. 16). All this may have contributed to a new attitude on the part of facilitators and City of Melbourne and QVM Pty Ltd staff when the third panel session opened on Saturday morning.”
Read more by Dr Judith Smart, Heritage Committee, with Professor Charles Sowerwine, Chair, Heritage Committee, Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
25 October 2018
“The RHSV has participated in good faith in the first two sessions of Melbourne City Council’s ‘People’s Panel’ regarding the development of the Queen Victoria Market. We were assured that ‘everything was on the table.’ But it has now become clear, as the panel’s web portal proclaims to participants, that our ‘remit’ is only to ‘help shape the delivery and location of trader and customer facilities at Queen Victoria Market’ and that the nature of these facilities is non-negotiable.”
Read more from the report by Emeritus Professor Charles Sowerwine, Chair of the RHSV Heritage Committee.
23 October 2018
The RHSV is pleased that there is some good news on heritage in the central city area. Planning Minister RIchard Wynne approved three Planning Scheme Amendments gazetted on 18 October which provide interim protection (pending implementation of permanent protection, hopefully next year) for Guildford and Hardware Laneways, a much-loved corner of the City, heritage buildings in Southbank and Fishermans Bend and most importantly, the first stage of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review (C327), which will provide protection for a number of precincts and buildings in the city.
The RHSV has congratulated the Minister on this decision.Read more
Some of the wonderful publication entries for the 2018 Victorian Community History Awards are available through the RHSV Bookshop. Browse 2018 VCHA Books
Congratulations to the 2018 Victorian Community History Award winners and those who received commendations. Full Details on our Victorian Community History Awards page. (09/10/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee Splendid 1888 Northcote bank chambers threatened with facadism. RHSV submission to VCAT. (21/08/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee RHSV Supports Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendments C327 and C328--Hoddle Grid Heritage Review (21/08/2018)
RHSV Heritage Committee RHSV Heritage Committee statement on Heritage Protection for Federation Square(08/08/2018)
'REMEMBERING MELBOURNE' BOOK UPDATE: New stock of reprint with corrections now available ORDER NOW!
- COLLECTIONSThe RHSV collection is a treasure trove including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, ephemera, photographs, artworks and maps.
- EXHIBITIONSExhibitions are held on various historical themes throughout the year.
- VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDSClick for details of THE 2018 Victorian Community History Awards.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Mon: Walking tours of Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (u16 yrs free), book: 9326 9288.
Fri 16 Nov : THIS IS MY CITY: Melbourne Sharpie Subculture Scene
Tue 20 Nov : Queen Victoria Markets: Livelihoods, Traditions & Change
17/11/2018 Hell Ship – The Journey of the Ticonderoga 17/11/2018 Australia and the Empire Air Mail Scheme
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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