Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Promoting and preserving the history of Victoria.
The mission of the Society 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, to act as the peak body on behalf of local and specialist historical societies throughout Victoria, and as the historical society for the City of Melbourne.
Still available from our book shop: Judging for the People : a Social History of the Supreme Court in Victoria 1841-2016 / edited by Simon Smith. Access the RHSV Catalogue
- 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 2016 Victorian Community History Awards.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Monday: Walking tours of the Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (under 16 yrs free), bookings 9326 9288.
Tue 30 Aug: Melbourne Day Lecture: The Natural History of Early Melbourne
Tue 20 Sep: Lecture: The Vagabond in Virginia and New Caledonia
17/08/2016 - 19/09/2016 Celebrating Art from the Collection - Schwerkolt Cottage 18/08/2016 - 17/09/2016 Legacy of the Impressionists 28/08/2016 Magnificent Memorials in St Kilda Cemetery 01/09/2016 Victorian Era Fashion at the Villa Alba Museum 01/09/2016 - 26/09/2016 Arts in Whitehorse
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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