Royal Historical Society of Victoria : Promoting and preserving the history of Victoria
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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.
Latest news:Employment Opportunity: Collections Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Read the Position Description 1970s EXHIBITION: Call out! Do you have any 1970s items we can borrow for display? >>> RHSV Heritage Committee: RHSV statements on the Queen Victoria Market: pavilion, and heritage buildings in Therry Street RHSV Awards of Merit and Fellowships: Nominations are now open for the RHSV Awards of merit and Fellowships 'REMEMBERING MELBOURNE' BOOK UPDATE: New stock of reprint with corrections now available ORDER NOW! Weston Bate: Read the obituary for Professor Weston Bate. The family of Weston Bate asked that, in light of Weston’s long involvement with the RHSV, donations be made to the RHSV in lieu of flowers.
- 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.
Thu 12 Apr: Book Launch: Guinness Down Under
Tue 17 Apr: Lecture : Public Life, Private Man – Writing the Biography of Alfred Deakin
Thu 26 Apr: Info session: Developing an exhibition for History Week
Sat 28 Apr: History Victoria Support Group seminar
28/04/2018 Sale - Antique and Collectables 29/04/2018 ANZAC Tour through St Kilda Cemetery 05/05/2018 Down Memory Lane in Brunswick - a walk and talk 10/05/2018 The Three Ms – Mitchell, Melba and Monash 15/05/2018 Can you hear the sea? by Dr Brenda Niall
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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