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.
Due to building upgrade works, entrance to the RHSV is temporarily via William Street
War, Peace, Protest Conference September 14 & 16 Fifty Year Reflections on 1968: Conference guide
RHSV Heritage Committee: RHSV statements on the Queen Victoria Market: pavilion, and heritage buildings in Therry Street
'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.
Sun 19 Aug: History Victoria Support Group Seminar: Moving Forward
Wed 22 Aug: Book Fair Members Only Preview
Thur 23 - Sat 25 Aug: Book Fair General Public
Thur 30 Aug: Lunchtime Lecture : Revisiting Catani
Fri 14 Sep: Exhibition Launch : Putting it out there: Melbourne in the 1970s
Fri 14 Sep: The Royal Historical Society of Victoria Augustus Wolskel Lecture 2018 : Now we know: a half-century perspective on Australia’s Vietnam War
Sun 16 Sep: The Biennial RHSV conference : War, Peace, Protest: Fifty Year Reflections on 1968
Sun 7 Oct - Sun 14 Oct : History Week
09/09/2018 Gulf Station: a La Trobe era property 16/09/2018 Booksellers, authors and literati -St Kilda Cemetery tour 18/09/2018 Eliza Nelson and Dr John Singleton: eventful lives 06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018 Pomonal Native Flower Show 07/10/2018 Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee AGM
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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