The Royal Historical Society of Victoria organises and hosts exhibitions throughout the year which showcase some of the fascinating items in its collection. The Society also exhibits travelling exhibitions from other organisations. The Past Exhibitions page contains information about recent RHSV exhibitions.


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The Exhibition opened 8 August. Closing extended to 16 January 2015

The Australian Red Cross in The Great War : An exhibition by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Opened by Mrs Elizabeth Chernov, continuing the Australian vice-regal tradition of support for the Red Cross. Special guest Mr Adam Bandt, MP, Federal Member for Melbourne.

The Red Cross was born out of the Great War and provided essential comforts for those at the front as well as important connections between the home and war fronts. From these terrible and small beginnings it has become one of the great humanitarian organisations of the modern world.

This exhibition has been made possible with a grant from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program (Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs).

Read more about ‘The Australian Red Cross in the Great War’ in the latest History News.