Regular RHSV Events
Events of the RHSV are covered in What’s on in History News and other Victorian History in our Events Calendar.
Exhibitions: A series of temporary exhibitions are held each year at the Society. Exhibitions are open Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 9:00am – 3:00 pm. Group bookings are essential – see the Exhibitions page.
Lectures: Each month between February and November, lectures are held at the RHSV. Speakers address a wide range of subjects relating to Victorian, Local and Family history. For more information visit the Lectures page.
Podcasts of lectures in MP3 format are made where possible – see the Podcasts Page. Tours: The RHSV conducts introductory tours of its collections for schools, affiliated societies and other community groups. For more information Contact Us.
Regular RHSV Events
Tuesday 16th February – Menzies’ Liberalism. Lecture presented by The Hon. Dr David Kemp
About: Commemorating 50 years since his retirement as Prime Minister, Dr. Kemp will explore Menzies’ political philosophy of ‘liberalism’ and the role this philosophy played across his political life. Read more…
Monday 29th February – BOOK LAUNCH: Railway Hotels of Australia. Volume 1: Victoria, by Scott Whitaker
About: Scott will launch the first volume of his Railway Hotels of Australia, the first of four volumes which will cover the history of every hotel across Australia that trades or once traded as the Railway Hotel. Scott’s book details not only each Railway Hotel, but also the history and development of the town it served. Read more…
Tuesday 15 March – How Victoria Achieved A Grassroots Culture. Lecture presented by Weston Bate
About: Our unusually strong local history network may be seen as a parallel to the nineteenth century emphasis on Victoria’s grassroots. Following the gold rush, that social phenomenon lay at the heart of Victorian democracy. There were rare and important
interactions between economic, social and political forces. Beneath the ferment that produced Eureka (1854), the Eight Hours’ Movement (1856) and the remarkable Land Convention (1857) – supported by the democratic constitutional framework of manhood suffrage and vote by ballot – there lay the distinct grassroots ambitions of a lower
middle class migrant society. Read More…