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 RHSV
Every Monday: Walking tours of the Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (under 16 yrs free), bookings 9326 9288.
14 Jul - 26 Aug: Exhibition: Cabinets of Wonder
Sat-Sun 30-31 Jul: Open House at the RHSV
Sat 20 Aug: History Victoria Support Group Seminar
Tue 20 Sep: Lecture: The Vagabond in Virginia and New Caledonia
12/07/2016 - 26/08/2016 Cabinets of Wonder: Extraordinary Collections of Ephemera 31/07/2016 Repeat of What a Way to Go Tour... 31/07/2016 Victoria before Separation: the early days of the Port Phillip settlement 09/08/2016 Victoria's First Settlement. Sorrento 1803 20/08/2016 Re-Living Hawthorn Memories 1906 -2016